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Safaricom’s Bob Collymore Is Part Of The Global Chief Heads In Africa CEO Forum

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Safaricom’s Bob Collymore will be among the over 700 African and international CEOs, financiers and business leaders attending the leading the second AFRICA CEO FORUM which aims to deepen economic integration and development at a time when there is heightened scramble for the continent’s unexploited economic potential.

This event will take place in Geneva from 17th to 19th March this year and is organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique together with the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Since it began in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has brought  English- and French-speaking leading economic players together and has aimed to facilitate local exchange development, enhance and support African entrepreneurship and promote public-private dialogue to build a foundation which would encourage growth of new activities.

The themes for the forum include:-

  • The Africa’s competitiveness enhancement
  • The place for African companies in major construction projects
  • The Africapitalism paradigm, and the digital revolution.

To complement these four plenary conferences, eight knowledge sessions will attempt to address more concretely the trends in company management and strategies to encourage its growth: agribusiness, extractive industries, and capital partnerships.

“These topics prove to be very relevant to businessmen and investors who wish to think ‘out of the box’. The format relies on the tremendous experience of iconic CEOs and experts who will propose significant strategies in regards to the company management and identify key growth drivers in different sectors,” said Amir Ben Yahmed, President of the Africa CEP Forum.

The leading figures who will attend the event include: Mo Ibrahim, President of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless, Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom; Ashish Thakkar, CEO of Mara Group; Emmanuel Faber, Delegate Director of Danone; Abdeslam Ahizoune, CEO of Maroc Telecom; Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International; as well as Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

 

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