The realization of Africa’s potential as the next economic frontier is currently taking place. This forum will bring to life the people, ideas, and initiatives behind this effort as well as highlight the work and achievements of those in the diaspora.
The 2013 NYU African Economic Forum will develop a unique perspective of the revitalized African landscape. The power of entrepreneurship and influx of capital into the continent has led to unprecedented business activity that is changing lives and entire economies each day. African policy makers continue to increase transparency and decrease the costs of doing business. This has enhanced Africa as an investment destination and provides a catalyst for long term sustainable development. Meanwhile, the aid sector has found new and innovative models, and the vision of a new generation of social entrepreneurs is paving the way for a thriving and independent Africa. For these reasons, we want to bring these three different but aligned types of change makers to the table for a dynamic discussion on the changing African zeitgeist.
The Forum Committee
Dean, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
President and Chairman of the African Export-Import Bank
President & CEO of Groupe Nduom; Former Minister for Energy, Economic Planning & Regional Cooperation, and Public Sector Reform for Ghana
Entrepreneur, Activist, and Political leader
CEO of ARM CEMENT LTD, Kenya
Founder and CEO of AFIG
Managing Director, The Whitaker Group
Founder and Managing General Partner of EchoVC
Chief Scientist at IBM Research Lab - Africa
President and Managing Director, Peacock Investments
Group Head of Securities, Asset Management & Research, Ecobank Group
African Equities Specialist, Renaissance Capital
NYU African Economic Forum. April 6th 2013. 44 West Fourth Street New York, NY.
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