Yves Mafolo, our second sponsored scholar, began his studies over the summer of 2011 at Oklahoma State University. As a result of his outstanding A-Levels, he was able to garner enough college credit to start at OSU as a sophomore. While at OSU, Yves spent a semester abroad in France and always maintained high academic standards. He achieved President's Honor Roll and was awarded the President's Distinguished and Conoco Phillips Finance Scholarships, and was named Student Staff Member of the Semester. Yves graduated at the top of his class from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University in December of 2014. He has since returned to Africa to work for General Electric's Oil & Gas division in Angola. Yves does Project Finance work and is part of the GE accelerated leadership program. He is excited about living in Angola and learning Portuguese as quickly as he can! Yves is also a member of the ALB Board of Directors. His focus on the Board is working on our organizational culture and how to involve alumni in tracking and growing our impact.
Yves Mafolo has been a pure joy to have on campus. We are very happy with him and hope he feels the same. The African Leadership Bridge has succeeded again in providing a quality of student that is difficult to find even among the elite private institutions in the United States. Oklahoma State University is very pleased with its relationship with the African Leadership Bridge and we look forward to helping them accomplish their goals of preparing future leaders and scientists that will have a substantial impact upon the African continent. Their students are not only exceptionally talented academically but also enrich the student body by remaining actively involved in student life activities on campus.