THE LARGEST CELEBRATION’S PLATFORM OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE AFRICA

12th edition

 

 

ABIDJAN, 5 MAY 2022

 

 

ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN THE AfCFTA ERA

 

The twelfth edition of the Africa Economy Builders Forum &Awards will take place in Abidjan on 5 May 2022. Under the theme « Economic integration in the era of the AfCFTA », the event will bring together participants from around thirty countries face-to-face and by visioconference.

Among them, experts on critical issues in Africa's development, visionary entrepreneurs, champions of administration, innovators of tomorrow, fearless investors and exceptional women.

Onset at the start of 2020, the Covid-19 health crisis that is raging across the world and in Africa continues to impact the economy. However, in this context of extreme fragility that business leaders and institutions on the African continent stand out for their agility and refuse to give in to the gloom. No matter what, they stay the course and lead by example. It is these strong economic players who will share their remarkable experience and will be honored for their daring and spirit of innovation.

Despite the restrictive mobility linked to planetary restriction measures, you have an appointment with quality networking. Do not miss the Builders 2022, the economic platform of all hopes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WINNING AFRICA’S MEETING

Since the 1st edition of the Africa Economy Builders Forum & Awards, in 2006, we are proud to have distinguished more than 330 personalities and companies.


AMONG FORMER SPEAKERS AND WINNERS OF THE BUILDERS



Yacine Fal, Directrice de Cabinet du Président de la BAD, Akinwumi Adesina et la Ministre Nialé Kaba.
Yacine Fal, Directrice de Cabinet du Président de la BAD, Akinwumi Adesina et la Ministre Nialé Kaba.
Rosa Whitaker President & CEO, The Whitaker Foundation
Rosa Whitaker President & CEO, The Whitaker Foundation
Mo Ibrahim Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Mo Ibrahim Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi Executive Chairperson, Kalagadi Manganese
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi Executive Chairperson, Kalagadi Manganese
Jean Kacou Diagou Chairman, Groupe NSIA
Jean Kacou Diagou Chairman, Groupe NSIA
Dr Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun Chairperson, United Africa Group
Dr Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun Chairperson, United Africa Group
Hassan Sentissi El Idrissi President, Moroccan Association of Exporters (ASMEX); Chairman, Copelit Group
Hassan Sentissi El Idrissi President, Moroccan Association of Exporters (ASMEX); Chairman, Copelit Group
Fabrice Sawégnon CEO, Voodoo Group
Fabrice Sawégnon CEO, Voodoo Group
Abdrahamane Tiémoko Berté Managing Director, IPS-CGRAE
Abdrahamane Tiémoko Berté Managing Director, IPS-CGRAE
Zahra Maafiri CEO, Zafrixcs
Zahra Maafiri CEO, Zafrixcs
Alain Kouadio President, Kaydan Group
Alain Kouadio President, Kaydan Group
Salma Salifu CEO, Dignity DTRT
Salma Salifu CEO, Dignity DTRT
Pierre Atépa Goudiaby President, Groupe Atépa
Pierre Atépa Goudiaby President, Groupe Atépa
Frannie Léautier CEO, SouthBridge Investments ; Former Senior Vice President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Frannie Léautier CEO, SouthBridge Investments ; Former Senior Vice President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Jean-Marie Ackah CEO, SIPRA ; CEO, LMCI ; Chairman, CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Ivory Coast)
Jean-Marie Ackah CEO, SIPRA ; CEO, LMCI ; Chairman, CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Ivory Coast)
Harold E. Doley Jr President, Doley Securities
Harold E. Doley Jr President, Doley Securities
Didier Acouetey President, Groupe AfricSearch
Didier Acouetey President, Groupe AfricSearch
Amina Moghe Hersi CEO, Oasis Group
Amina Moghe Hersi CEO, Oasis Group
Bartolomeu Dias Domingos (PDG de Grupo Bartolomeu Dias) au centre CEO, Grupo Bartolomeu Dias
Bartolomeu Dias Domingos (PDG de Grupo Bartolomeu Dias) au centre CEO, Grupo Bartolomeu Dias
Judy Dlamini CEO, Mbekani Group ; Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University)
Judy Dlamini CEO, Mbekani Group ; Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University)
Luc Gérard Njafe CEO, Tribeca Asset Management
Luc Gérard Njafe CEO, Tribeca Asset Management
Delphine Traoré CEO, Allianz Africa
Delphine Traoré CEO, Allianz Africa
Jennifer Riria CEO, Kenya Women Holding
Jennifer Riria CEO, Kenya Women Holding
Jean-Luc Konan CEO, Groupe Cofina
Jean-Luc Konan CEO, Groupe Cofina
Nana Bouba Djoda Chairman, Nana Bouba Group
Nana Bouba Djoda Chairman, Nana Bouba Group
Tara Fela-Durotoye CEO, House of Tara International
Tara Fela-Durotoye CEO, House of Tara International
Claude Wilfrid Etoka CEO, SARPD-Oil; Chairman, Democratic Republic of Congo Capital Entreprises
Claude Wilfrid Etoka CEO, SARPD-Oil; Chairman, Democratic Republic of Congo Capital Entreprises
Serge Ekué President, BOAD ; Former CEO United Kingdom & Africa, Natixis;
Serge Ekué President, BOAD ; Former CEO United Kingdom & Africa, Natixis;
Saïd Ibrahimi CEO, Casablanca Finance City
Saïd Ibrahimi CEO, Casablanca Finance City
Samuel Esson Jonah Chairman, Jonah Capital
Samuel Esson Jonah Chairman, Jonah Capital
Strive Masiyiwa CEO, Econet International
Strive Masiyiwa CEO, Econet International
Koné Dossongui President, Atlantic Finance Group
Koné Dossongui President, Atlantic Finance Group
Samuel Dossou-Aworet President, Petrolin Group ; Chairman, African Business Roundtable
Samuel Dossou-Aworet President, Petrolin Group ; Chairman, African Business Roundtable
Mike Adenuga Jr Chairman, The Mike Adenuga Group
Mike Adenuga Jr Chairman, The Mike Adenuga Group
Feu Babacar Ndiaye Former Honorary President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Feu Babacar Ndiaye Former Honorary President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Issad Rebrab Chairman, Groupe Cevital
Issad Rebrab Chairman, Groupe Cevital

Forum

A platform for exploring the challenges facing Africa, the Builders Forum offers intense debates on the major concerns of the continent’s transformation. For its 11th edition, sustainable and inclusive development, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, digital and management will be at the heart of the discussions. As the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, argues, “Africa can no longer be satisfied with simply managing poverty. For our future and that of our children, we must eradicate it. "

While, from the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many experts predicted disaster, Africa, without neglecting the harmful effects of Covid-19, does better than resist. What prompts some specialists to wonder if this pandemic is not an opportunity to allow the African continent to boost its development. This unsuspected capacity for resilience leads us to believe that nothing will be completely as before.

Has conquered Africa arrived? What post-Covid economic outlook? What wise investments for the future? Has the time come for economic integration? Who will be the successful builders of tomorrow? Questions to which qualified experts will provide appropriate answers

Gala

  •  Stimulate excellence
  •  Celebrate the best of Africa

AWARDING THE INSPIRING TALENTS


IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF THE CONTINENT

A CELEBRATION WITH EMINENT FIGURES AND TOMORROW’S TYCOONS

The event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, influential people. This pioneering event for the celebration of African Excellence will be marked by the distinction of entrepreneurs, companies, managers and outstanding actors of economic integration.

Le conseil consultatif

THE ADVISORY COUNSEL

Samuel Dossou-Aworet

President, Petrolin Group ; Chairman, African Business Roundtable

Tara Fela-Durotoye

CEO, House of Tara International

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

Executive Chairperson, Kalagadi Manganese

Keba Keinde

CEO, Millennium Finance Corporation

Olajumoke Adenowo

CEO, AD Consulting Limited

Jacqueline Patience Mugo

Executive director, Kenyan Federation Employers; Secretary general, business Africa

Bartolomeu Dias Domingos

CEO, Grupo Bartolomeu Dias

Thami Ghorfi

President, ESCA School of Management

Dr Frannie Léautier

CEO, SouthBridge Investments ; Former Senior Vice President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Félix Adahi Bikpo

Chairman, Group African Guarantee Fund

Erick Rajaonary

CEO, Gouanomad

Louisa Mojela

CEO, Wiphold

Martha Namundjebo Tilahun

Chairperson, United Africa Group

Harold E. Doley Jr

President, Doley Securities

Pierre Goudiaby Atépa

President, Groupe Atepa


REMEMBER BABACAR NDIAYE

The Former President of AfDB passed away on 13 July 2017. During the 6th edition of Africa Economy Builders Awards that held on 30 April 2015, the Illustrious Banker was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and an Exceptional Tribute. For Babacar Ndiaye, this recognition was one of the best of his life.

LE SOUVENIR DE BABACAR NDIAYE



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