23 Feb FT Summit: Involving Africa’s Leading Business Women
(above with Dr Amy Jadesimi, Bimpe Nkontchou, Marianne Mazou, Yvonne Ike)
Honoured to be among some of Africa’s leading business women at the highly successful FT Africa Summit held in London today convened by Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Yvonne Ike, Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa. The positive theme of “What makes Africa work” was eloquently elucidated by the key note speaker, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in the presence of guests including HH the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; and Aliko Dangote, Chairman & CEO Dangote Group. The investor focussed event centred on the drivers of business growth and attracting investment into Africa.
African business and professional women in the speaker line up as well as in the audience contributing to this discourse included: Amina Yuguda, award winning BBC journalist; Marianne Mazou FT’s Africa Strategic advisor; Bola Adesola, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria; Rosalind Kainyah, Managing Director Kina Advisory; Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Ladol; Terhas Berhe, Founder Brand Communications; Dr Jumoke Oduwole, SSA on Industry Trade and Investment to Nigeria’s President; Bimpe Nkontchou W8 Advisory, Managing Principal; Adiba Ighodaro, Partner & Head of Actis’ New York Office, Ebele Okobi, Public Policy Director, Facebook; Razia Khan, Standard Chartered Chief Economist Africa