It is no lie that Busie Matsiko-Andan is one of the most influential people of African descent in the world, she also has been recognized by the African Union for her efforts in diversity and inclusion.
Busie has now been named to the Board of Trustees of Berkeley College for a term that extends through 2023. The college is renowned for being the best College for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for eight consecutive years.
Busie Matsiko-Andan is an award-winning global strategist and entrepreneur, and a Berkeley College alumna. Matsiko-Andan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Berkeley.
Busie was born in South Africa to Ugandan and South African parents, Matsiko-Andan said she was drawn to Berkeley College because the institution provided an environment where students of diverse backgrounds could thrive.
“We are pleased to welcome Busie to the Berkeley College Board of Trustees,” said Kevin L. Luing, Chairman, Berkeley College Board of Trustees. “Busie, who was alumna of the year 2011, understands the mission of Berkeley College and is a standout example of how a degree from Berkeley can lead to an impactful career,” said Luing. “Busie also brings an international perspective that complements the College’s global stature,” Kevin added.
“It is an honor to serve Berkeley College students,” said Matsiko-Andan. “A college education can change the trajectory of your future,” she added.
At Berkeley College, Matsiko-Andan was a stellar student. She was a member of the International Honor Society and active in student government and volunteer community service initiatives. She said that throughout her life, her volunteerism has set her apart as a professional and an individual.
Currently, Matsiko-Andan serves as Founder and CEO of Pont Global, a boutique management firm focused on helping women, and Executive Director of the Africa Future Summit. The Africa Future Summit is one of the world’s most iconic summits that brings together an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, political leaders, and business moguls. Each year, the program gathers 1,000 pioneers from across Africa and around the world to address the challenges that impact Africa’s future.
Matsiko-Andan is also the creator of RESET, a platform for thought leaders to discuss business strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Matsiko-Andan and her initiatives have been featured in Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Women’s Wear Daily, and other national and international publications. She is married with three daughters and lives in Long Island.