Africa is undergoing an economic redesign led by a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who are demonstrating a growing sense of optimism. As reforms accelerate across the continent, most African countries will transition into the emerging market status in coming years. In this talk, we will present how Africa is emerging as an important new market and how that creates opportunities for businesses around the world. Because it is not a country, but a region with many national boundaries, we will examine how to navigate the challenging business complexities and realities. We will explain the growth drivers and how to unlock value in the continent.
About the Speaker:
Ndubuisi Ekekwe graduated with a BEng from the Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria as the top student of his class. He earned a PhD in electrical & computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and an MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria. His work experience includes Diamond Bank, Analog Devices and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. A TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader", and ALN “New Generation Leader for Africa”, he received IGI Global 2010 “Book of the Year” award. An inventor, he has held academic positions in Babcock University, and Carnegie Mellon University. In October 2015, he received the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) award for a pioneering agro-solution in Africa.