40 Next: Ninon Marapachi

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and backward at the world of black business. Our list of 40 Next celebrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

These BE Nexters–those 21—35 years old making a measurable impact within their respective business, organization, industry, or field–are standouts in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate America, academia, nonprofit, the arts, and the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). And they prove every day that “business as usual” is not so usual. For them, leveraging expertise in one area to maximize an opportunity in another is standard operating procedure.

Using the legacy of their business predecessors to forge their own way, this new generation of leadership accepts the torch without trepidation. But the commonality between then and now is that success still takes a focused, strategic, and passionate mindset. Here, we introduce you to one of our 40 Next.

Ninon Marapachi, 32
Director/Senior Project Manager
Bank of America-Global Wealth & Investment Management, New York

Marapachi plays a key role in BofA’s product and portfolio development related to alternative investments. Managing a 10-member team, the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, native leads the bank’s Hedge Fund Origination. Her unit is charged with sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and managing the Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund $20 billion platform.

Be sure to pick up the commemorative 40th anniversary August 2010 issue of Black Enterprise, which contains the entire 40 Next list.

  • Maggie Dash

    Congratulations Ninon!!!!!!
    I am soooo proud of your accomplishments.
    Thank you so much for sharing. This is great news.
    What a celebration.

  • Shezmeen

    Hey Ninon,
    Congratulations!! Wow, this is a great achievement! I’m very proud of you..
    I knew your extraordinary intelligence would get good recognition!
    Thank you for sharing babes!
    All the best.

  • Efe Cierkowski

    Congratulations Ninon!!!! So so proud of you!! You truly deserve this!

  • Flora

    Hi Ninon congraturation dearest and wish you all the best n God blessings

  • Flora Aris

    Congraturation Ninon dear, U deserve it,may Almighty God bless you always

  • Fatuma Marapachi

    Congratulation my daughter. You really deserve it. The Marapachi family is proud of you. So keep it up.

  • Fatuma Marapachi

    Congratulations my daughter. You really deserve it. The Marapachi family is proud of you. So keep it up.

  • bina mkopi

    congrats!.we are proud of you to have such an achievement.May God bless you!

  • Fundi S

    Congrats Ninon, another great achievement by you. Keep it up, and God Bless you always.

  • Congratulations Ninon for this great achievement. You are a real model for which other girls, particularly of African origin ought emulate. Please keep it up.

  • Eya

    Ninon, I am so proud of you. You have accomplished a lot – you are such an inspiration. Looking back over the years, this comes at no surprise, you were a shining star from the beginning..Recognition well deserved. Congratulations !!!! Keep on Shining.

  • Annette

    This new is not a surprise to me, Ninon, you rock! thats all i can say. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG this lady is just amazing

  • Lydia

    Congratulations Ninon well done! So proud of u!

  • Many Congrats Ninon. Nothing can stop someone with the right mental attitude from achieving the dreams!!!…You inspired me…..well done.

  • Amanda Cardinale

    Ninon – this is quite an accomplishment, congratulations!! All of your years of hard work are noticed, and this is well deserved. I’m very proud and lucky to work with you… and I know it does not stop here, I’m sure there will be many more of these…

  • Sekela

    Congratulations missy!!! Soo proud

  • Ennie

    Proud to know my fellow Tanzanian doing this big!!! My mentor.

  • Ahmed jacob

    Congratulation my sister inlaw!”””””””