Co-Founder of Black Mamba (Eswatini)
Claudia Castellanos is the co-Founder and Managing Director of Black Mamba Foods, a growing brand with a strong social and environmental ethos based in Eswatini that manufactures and distributes gourmet food products in Southern Africa and overseas. Claudia has over 12 years of experience as a marketing consultant, and as a lecturer for international Universities such as the European School of Economics in Italy. Claudia holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Marketing from ESADE Business School and a major in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. Since 2016 Claudia is also a fellow of Vital Voices, an American NGO that works with women entrepreneurs from around the world supporting their growth. Claudia has been involved as a trainer and mentor for other entrepreneurs in Eswatini and overseas, and since 2019 she is also an active member of ECCo (Eswatini Climate Coalition), a grassroots organization promoting awareness, action and civic engagement around climate change and pollution in Eswatini. Claudia is passionate about Africa and finding ways to develop the continent through sustainable projects that take into consideration the uplifment of women, the inclusion of grassroots communities and the protection of the environment.