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Event Schedule

(Times in EST)

Monday March 22

Monday - March 22, 2021

12:45PM -  1:00PM

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Opening Remarks

Costis Maglaras

Dean, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

Dr. Albert Zeufack

Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank

Tuesday - March 23, 2021

12:30PM -  1:30PM

Anuli Isichei (Moderator), SIPA '16, Program Manager & Faculty, Healthcare Leadership Academy

Daniel Marfo, Senior Vice President, Zipline

Dr. Paulin Basinga, Director, Health, Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Joseph Lelo, Medical Director of Flying Doctors Initiative, AMREF Health Africa

Tuesday March 23

Wednesday - March 24, 2021

08:15AM -  09:00AM

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Nunu Ntshingila

CEO, Facebook Africa

Moe Odele (Moderator), Tech and Startup Lawyer, Vazi Legal (CLS '16)

Hon. Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation, Republic of Rwanda

Rebecca Enonchong, Founder & CEO AppsTech / Board chair, AfriLabs

Ashish J. Thakkar, CEO, Mara Phones

Mariam Abdullahi, Director, Android Platform Partnership Africa, Google

8:30PM - 9:00PM

Yvonne Orji

Actress, Comedian & Writer, Stars as "Molly" on HBO's "Insecure"

Wednesday March 24

Thursday - March 25, 2021

08:00AM -  09:00AM

12:30PM -  1:30PM

Acha Leke

Senior Partner, McKinsey Johannesburg & Chairman, McKinsey Africa

Hillary Andoh (Moderator), Founder & CEO, HSA PR

Bertha Tobias, AU Youth Charter Country Representative, Namibia, #ShutItAllDown

Tomiwa Aladekomo, CEO, Big Cabal Media, Nigeria, #EndSARS

Alhoussein Fadiga, Board Head, Guinea Bloggers Ass. & Co-Founder of #GuineeVote

Ateki Caxton, Director, NewSETA, Cameroon, #EndAnglophoneCrisis

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Isha Sesay

Author & Award-winning journalist

Thursday March 25

Friday - March 26, 2021

08:45AM -  09:00AM

09:00AM - 10:00AM

Merit Janow

Dean, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University 

Kuseni Dlamini

Chairman, Massmart Holdings & Aspen Pharmacare Holdings

10:30AM -  11:30AM

12:30PM -  1:30PM

Niclette Mundabi (Moderator), Africa Portfolio Manager, Moneygram International

Scott Eisner, President US-Africa Business Council at the US Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, Chief Economist at Afreximbank

Jemila Abdel Vetah, Senior Advisor to the AfCFTA Secretary General 

Marieme Niang Camara, Managing Director for Africa, Wilben Trade

Malida Tadesse (Moderator), MBA Candidate, CBS '21

Eghosa Omoigui, Founder & Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners

Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (CBS & SIPA '04)

Skander Oueslati, Senior Partner, CIO & Co-Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, AfricInvest

Friday March 26
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