Sylvie, the founder and CEO of Medzan Training, is a highly experienced educator and personal development trainer. She is also the founder and director of the Policy Centre for African Peoples, an educational charity. Her work promoting education, leadership, professional and personal development in Britain, Spain, Africa and elsewhere for over 15 years, has brought her international recognition.

Sylvie won the 2013 Diaspora Award for Leadership and Education, and was short-listed as Career Woman of the Year, Author of the Year and Role Model of the Year in 2013 Women for Africa Awards, and a finalist for the 2014 Achievers Awards in the category of Excellence in the Diaspora. She is a leadership mentor for the TuWezeshe Fellowships, and recently served as a non-executive director of the diplomatic consultancy Grassroots Diplomat; advisory board member of the British Awards for Africa’s Development, and board member of the African Democratic Institute.

Sylvie, who has a Master of Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid, is fluent in English, French, Spanish and several African languages. She has produced articles and comments for numerous media including The Guardian, BBC, TV5 Monde, Africa Briefing, Vox Africa, The Times, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, AllAfrica.com, and Arise News.

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