NABA is pleased to announce that one of the continent’s premier business people, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, will take part in a keynote conversation and technology session on the 8th of October.
Selected in both 2014 and 2017 for Fortune Magazine’s ‘World’s 50 greatest leaders’, Mr Masiyiwa is the Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group. Econet Group is a pan-African telecommunications, media and technology company with operations and investment in over 29 countries. Next to this, Mr. Masiyiwa has served in several international boards, as for example the Africa Progress Panel and the UN Secretary General Advisory Board for Sustainable Energy. He is furthermore Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Chair Emeritus of the Micronutrient Initiative, a global organization that focuses on improving nutrition. In 2012, Mr. Masiyiwa addressed leaders at the Camp David G-8 Summit, speaking about ways to increase food production and end hunger in parts of Africa.
Mr. Strive Masiyiwa is not only a businessman, but also a philanthropist. Together with his wife, he founded the Higher Life Foundation in 1996 with the aim to empower vulnerable children through education and create opportunities for talented young people. The Foundation has supported over 250 000 African students across Africa. The Masiyiwa’s have also created an online platform ‘Ruzivo Digital Learning’ providing e-learning opportunities for thousands of students in Zimbabwe.. In 2014, they founded a tech hub (Muzinda Hub) in Sub-Saharan Africa intending to catalyze youth job creation. For their work they received a Point of Light award from the British Prime Minister in June 2018.
We look forward to welcoming Mr. Masiyiwa to the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo. There are still seats left – and you can join us by booking a ticket here.