African CEOs to meet in Geneva to discuss investment in Africa
Africa CEO Forum will look at revitalising investment flows into the continent and comes at a time when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery
About 20 South African CEOs are expected to attend the Africa CEO Forum, which, is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, later in March.
The fifth edition of the forum is due to focus on international investments in Africa. It is running from March 20–21.
The forum will look at revitalising investment flows into Africa and comes when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery.
The forum is expected to host 1,000 key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from across the globe.
Some of the local CEOs expected to attend include:
- João Miguel Santos, MD of the Boeing Company in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Thomas Couteaudier, CEO for West and southern Africa at Louis Dreyfus Company;
- Siyabonga Gama, group CEO of Transnet;
- Manuel Mota, CEO of Mota-Engil Africa;
- Ramesh Moochikal, president and regional head of Olam International in South and East Africa
- Kelvin Balogun, president of Coca-Cola southern and eastern Africa;
- Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC);
- Farid Masood, CEO of Kansai Plascon Africa;
- Andrew Darfoor, group CEO of Alexander Forbes;
- Fabrice Ndjodo, MD of Tana Africa Capital; and
- Cleopas Sanangura, CEO of Thamani Technology and Systems.
Senagalese President Macky Sall and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn are also due to attend.