Oxford Business Forum Africa 2017: The Proverbial Africa

‘Until the lion learns to write, all the stories will glorify the hunter’

This African proverb provides the theme of the 2017 Oxford Business Forum Africa. Through keynote speakers, panels and master classes the conference will explore the idea that in order to move into its next phase of development, the African continent must take control of its own destiny. To do so, established norms, customs, wisdom, and values must be understood and incorporated into business practices.

Hosted jointly by Saïd Business School and the Oxford Business Network for Africa, and set within the School’s modern grounds, the Forum provides an exciting opportunity to meet and hear from distinguished CEOs, entrepreneurs, and civil servants as well as thought leaders, students, and alumni from Oxford University.

26 speakers are confirmed, including:

  • Elsie Kanza, Head of the Africa World Economic Forum
  • Carlos Lopes, Former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
  • James Mwangi, Executive Director of Dalberg Group
  • Ronak Gopaldas, Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank
  • Khanyi Dhlomo, MD Ndalo Media
  • Amina Mohammed, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs

The Oxford Business Network for Africa is a student-led group created to organize and channel the substantial interest in business in Africa amongst Oxford students, alumni, and faculty. The group is run by current MBA students at Saïd Business School.

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