About

Africa Business: Health Forum, 12 February 2019

The Africa Business: Health Forum (ABHF) aims to strengthen partnerships, promote an ongoing dialogue between the African private and public sectors, and foster opportunities for the private sector to contribute towards the collective efforts of key stakeholders in strengthening national health systems in Africa. Healthy populations matter for Africa’s long-term growth and sustainable development, and can be an avenue for economic gains through raised productivity, job creation and reduction of inequalities.

 

Africa’s healthcare systems demand significant investments to meet the needs of their growing populations, changing patterns of diseases and the internationally-agreed development goals.

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Who’s Attending?

 

  • Heads of State, Policy Makers & Government Representatives
    along with financiers and development partners and representatives at the highest level from the African Union and United Nations.
  • CEOs, Business Leaders & Philanthropists
    along with thought leaders and financiers.
  • Medical & Health Professionals
    Private and public sector medical and health practitioners, research scientists and professionals.
  • Media
    Major broadcast and print media organisations and practitioners.
  • ….and more

Speakers

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Founder, Chairman Dangote Group

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)

Vera Songwe

Vera Songwe

Vera Songwe

 Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa

The Hyatt Regency

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

The Forum Venue

 

Hyatt Regency is located just 15 minutes from Bole International Airport, and most centrally located on Meskel Square, connecting the large artery roads of Addis Ababa. The hotel stands within a short walking distance to the United Nations Conference Center and within a 15 minute drive to the African Union Headquarters with the largest conference facilities in the country.

All participants should contact hotels directly to secure their own accommodation.

In addition to accommodation costs, all participants will be responsible for all other additional costs: i.e. meals (where not included), telephone, Internet/Fax, room service, mini-bar and laundry – and must pay these directly to the hotel….more»

On arrival at the airport in Addis Ababa hotel desks are located in the lobby to arrange your transfer to your Hotel, please check with your Hotel prior to arriving that they have this in place or can arrange a pick up for you…..more»

 

 

Register Interest

The Forum is by-invitation only. Should you be interested to participate or partake in any way, please register your interest here or complete the forum registration form

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is the Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a not-for-profit organisation, established to be a catalyst for high public sector performance in Africa by bringing proven private sector innovation, leadership and funding to the public sector in a private-public partnership to attract, inspire and support future leaders of Africa’s public sector.

 

 

Mr Aig-Imoukhuede is also the Founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital, prior to which he was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, where he led the transformation of the bank to rank amongst Africa's leading banks.

 

His career in banking and finance spans three decades and has earned him national as well as international recognition including Commander of the Order of the Niger “CON”, conferred by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for his contributions to the development of banking and finance, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (West Africa).

 

His social and entrepreneurial philanthropic engagements include Chairman of Friends Africa, a partner organisation of the Global Fund, Co-Chairman of the Board of GBCHealth, founding member of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Chairman of the Business Coalition for Sustainable Development of Nigeria and a member of the board of the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

 

He holds a law degree from the University of Benin and was called to the Bar in Nigeria. He also holds a Trium MBA awarded jointly by the London School of Economics, New York University and HEC Paris.

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is the Founder and President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, the largest conglomerate in West Africa, based in Nigeria.

 

The Group, which has subsidiaries that cut across cement production, sugar refining and flour milling, is present in 17 other African countries. It has also diversified into other sectors including agriculture and energy, and is building the largest refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser complex in Africa.

 

Mr Dangote sits on the board of the Corporate Council on Africa, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the United Nations Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative, the Clinton Global Initiative, the McKinsey Advisory Council, and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He was named Co-chair of the US-Africa Business Center, in September 2016, by the US Chamber of Commerce.

 

In April 2017, he joined the Board of Directors of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which helps countries build the systems necessary to provide health services to their people.

 

A dedicated philanthropist, Mr Dangote made an initial endowment of $1.25 billion to the Aliko Dangote Foundation in March 2014, enabling it to scale up its work in health, education and economic empowerment. In addition, he is collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight polio. He is also on the Board of ONE, the anti-poverty group, co-founded by Bono.

 

On November 14, 2011, the Nigerian Government conferred on him the Grand Commander of the Niger(GCON), becoming the first person outside government functionaries to bag the honour. In April 2014, TIME Magazine listed him among its 100 'Most Influential People in the World.

 

Mr Dangote holds a Business Studies degree from Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt.

Professor Geoff Matter

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Dr C Blanchett

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David Banner

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Bob Davis

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John Adebayo

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Dr Gordon Macy

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Vera Songwe

Vera Songwe has been the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) since August 2017.

 

Prior to joining the ECA, she was Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation, covering West and Central Africa. In addition, she continues to serve as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative. She is also a member of the African Union institutional reform team under the direction of the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and a board member of the African Leadership Network and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

 

Ms Songwe holds a PhD in Mathematical Economics from the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics and a Master of Arts in Law and Economics and a Diplôme d’études approfondies in Economic Science and Politics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes College in Cameroon.

 

Ms. Songwe has published widely on development and economic issues.