Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings and UBA Plc, delivering keynote address at the Enugu Investment Summit.
One of the leading African businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu; Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; Graca Machel, former first lady of Mozambique and widow of Nelson Mandela; Phillipe le Houerou, CEO of the International Finance Corporation and Tarek Sultan Al Esso, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board Agility have been slated to co-chair the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa that will be held from 11th-13th May, 2016 for the first time ever in Kigali, Rwanda.
This year’s event themed “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” will witness regional and global leaders in business, government and civil society convene in the East African country to discuss digital economy, key global and regional challenges, and agree on strategic actions to deliver shared prosperity across the continent.
The president of the African Development bank Akin Adesina is an Agricultural economist and immediate past president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He will be on the chair alongside a fellow Nigerian, Tony Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Chairman of pan-African investment conglomerates, Heirs Holdings, Transcorp Nigeria and the multinational United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Elumelu is a longstanding stakeholder in WEF, having participated at a high level for several years at the fora in Davos, Switzerland and within Africa.