Mr. African Simon Cowel

About Me:

8 yrs +project manager thats been part of Africa’s entertainment industry. Talent-driven global rise which has now led to urgent needs to bridge its infrastructure deficits. The network and learnings from an MBA is the next best step in perfecting my experience in operations, commerce, and finance management of media IPs and social enterprise for our industry.


See More Profiles For: UCLA Anderson

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: FUTO

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 2.1

GRE: 303

Age: 36,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Organized capacity building campus tours for emerging talents wanting to up their skills before entering into creative industries in Nigeria | Trustee and Board Member at 2 Non Profits, volunteered in raising over 500,000 USD funds for treatment of victims of police brutality during the viral ENDSars. That held the worlds attention | Volunteer at several CSR initiatives across various SDG focus areas like Adopt A school, Action Aid, etc. | High School Maths Olympiad National Runner Up and German Language Part Time Tutor

Work History:

Title: Director

Industry: Media

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 8 mos

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Media

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Worked with teams at,endemol to negotiate global Media franchise IP licenses like Idols, GotTalent, Voice to 4 emerging African countries
– Promoted to lead HBO commissioned visit of Lupita Nyongo and Brad Pitt for a recce in Nigeria.
– Raise funds of over $16M within 2 years for 11 SDG climate, education and healthcare driven initiatives.

Post MBA Goal:

1 – Work with consulting firms/start ups focusing on emerging markets.
2 – Move on to work with consulting firms with clientele like Disney and Netflix.


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