Bob Diamond, Donald Kaberuka, Jason Njoku and over 30 other influencers to speak at the Inaugural Bloomberg Africa Business and Economic Summit

Bloomberg will on Tuesday and Wednesday convene the leading game changers across sub Saharan Africa, CEOs of global corporations, influential investors and government leaders in Cape Town, for the Bloomberg Africa Business and Economic Summit. This event is to discuss the opportunities that lie at the point where technology, gender equality, political transparency and global partnerships meet.

“The goal of the Bloomberg Africa Business and Economic Summit is to foster meaningful discussion and debate about the opportunities and challenges for investment and growth in Africa, for both foreign investors and African companies,” says Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News and co-host of the Summit.
The Bloomberg Africa Business and Economic Summit aims to build on the discussions and outcomes of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which was held in Washington D.C. and convened nearly 50 heads of state and government and more than 300 global CEOs, demonstrating the enormous interest in the growing African markets for U.S. investors and companies.

Topics to be discussed at the event include financial transparency, the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Africa, capital access, Africa’s energy needs and infrastructure challenges and the future of Africa’s relationship with China, Empowering Women, Africa’s Stock Markets, Journalism and Economic Potential, among others.

Apart from Bob Diamond, the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Atlas Merchant Capital, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Senior Advisor, TPG/Satya and Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO, iROKO, other speakers to be present at the event include:

  • Tembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner, Competition Commission, South Africa,
  • Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group,
  • Alan Knott-Craig, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Project Isizwe;
  • Karen Daniel, Chief Financial Officer, Black & Veatch;
  • Dana Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation;
  • Biola Alabi, Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media
  • Jay Ireland, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Africa;
  • Wendy Luhabe, Economic Activist and Social Entrepreneur
  • Ben Magara, Chief Executive Officer, Lonmin, South Africa/ UK
  • Phuti Mahanyele, Executive Chairperson, Sigma Capital
  • Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-Founder, Andela
  • Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Republic of Kenya
  • Patrick O’Sullivan, Chairman, Old Mutual

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