Anesu Masube serves at American Express as Alumni Coordinator for the American Express Leadership Academy. He is an Emerging Global Leaderships Initiative (EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellow from Zimbabwe. Atlas Corps Fellowship engages the world’s top emerging civil society professionals in 6 to 18-month professional fellowships in the United States.
Anesu has 7 years of experience in technology for development in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Honors Degree in Computer Science from the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. He is a young social purpose leader who believes that young people and technology play a critical role in development. Taking this passion forward, Anesu has been involved in a number of youth initiatives in Zimbabwe and around the world. He is a founder of Opportunities for Zimbabweans, a youth empowerment and development platform. He is also a co-founder of Zimbabwe's foremost internationally convened platform by young people, TheSpace Zimbabwe. He consulted for Wings Learning Centres, an edtech social enterprise in Kolkata and Bangalore in India, where he was responsible for digital marketing and partnerships. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship to be an IDEX global fellow in India. He worked for Janaagraha Center for Citizenship and Democracy as a Product Associate where he coordinated and managed I Paid a Bribe International (IPAB), an online tool which seeks to expose and understand retail corruption by capturing data through crowdsourcing.
He managed to expand IPAB’s operations to more than 10 countries worldwide including Serbia, Sierra Leon and Egypt. In 2014 he was selected to represent Zimbabwe at the International Youth Forum Seliger in Russia where he was responsible for reporting and addressing the key social critical issues affecting young Zimbabweans. He has also done a lot of volunteering work in marginalized societies in Zimbabwe, helping young talented people to get access to global resources and opportunities. Apart from bringing along the experience of having worked in developing countries and understanding their needs, Anesu is also a skilled web applications developer as well as a social media analyst. His skills also include public speaking, youth engagement and mentoring.