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Initiative For Global Development To Convene Frontier 100 Forum In South Africa


Abdu Mukhtar

Abdu Mukhtar,

THE Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will convene its Frontier 100 Forum from May 31 to June 2, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa.

At the forum top international and African business leaders would discuss how to accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty on the African continent.

IGD is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organisation that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world, with a focus on Africa.

The Frontier 100 Forum, an exclusive, invitation-only biannual event, will bring together Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior executives from the IGD network of leading African and global companies such as Microsoft, Dangote Industries, DHL Express, Africa Finance Corporation, Visa, Illovo, General Electric, Econet Wireless Global, and Pearson, among others.

The three-day forum is designed to encourage business leaders to offer insight, collaborate, and advance initiatives in key sectors of Africa including power, information and communications technologies (ICT), agriculture, and financial services, while exploring the intersection of these issues across all industries.

Senior executives of top African and global companies, including: Mima Nedelcovych, President and CEO Initiative for Global Development,  Abdu Mukhtar, Group Chief Strategy Officer Dangote Industries;  Andrew Alli, President and CEO Africa Finance Corporation; Charles Brewer, Managing Director DHL Express, Sub-Saharan Africa; Nicola Galombik, Executive Director Yellowwoods Ventures; Riaan Jonck, CEO Pearson Education South Africa;  Louis Otieno, Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs – Africa Initiatives Microsoft 4 Afrika and Cheick-Oumar Sylla, CEO for Africa ContourGlobal.

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