Nisha Ligon

CEO, Ubongo


Nisha Ligon is Co-Founder and CEO of Ubongo, Africa’s leading kids’ edutainment company, and a 2017 WISE Award Laureate. Over 17 million kids across Africa learn with Ubongo’s popular animated TV and radio programs, Akili and Me and Ubongo Kids. Nisha is a social entrepreneur with a background in media and science, and a passion for education. She has produced content for the BBC, the Guardian, online learning platforms, and an award-winning documentary, Twiga Stars. At Ubongo, she’s lead visionary, strategist, executive producer/ screenwriter, and does whatever it takes to get their products made, tested and released to kids.