CEO and Founder HATCH Yemisi Mokuolu is an accomplished and highly regarded creative industries consultant and independent producer at the forefront of Africa’s creative industries. She founded HATCH in 2003 with a focus on profiling and promoting African arts and artists and HATCH Africa in 2012 to offer specialist support developing the creative industries across Africa. Through her consultancy, she works closely with government agencies and private businesses providing extensive creative business advice, mentoring, research and training programmes across Europe and Africa. These have included; Bank of Industry (Nigeria), British Council, City University, Department for Industry & Trade (UK), Goethe Institute, Institut français and the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce. As an independent producer, she has produced some of London’s largest African arts festivals and co-produces the ‘Asa Baako – One Dance’ festival in Ghana and “Oliva Tweest: An Afrobeats Musical”. Today, Yemisi’s main focus is in the development of funding and financing options to better serve Africa’s rapidly growing Creative Economy.