Brand Africa FORUM™
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Brand Africa FORUM

Proactive Leadership to Drive Africa's Growth, Reputation and Competitiveness


Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi , Consulting – Africa Leader, Deloitte; Sylvia Mwichuli, Communications and Public Affairs Director, AGRA (Kenya); Dr. Joseph S. Annan, Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry (Ghana); Prof. Richard Mkandawire, Head of Resource Mobilisation, Partnerships and Communications: NEPAD Agency; Prof. Keith Dinnie, author “Nation Branding” (Japan); Shakeel Meer, Divisional Executive: Corporate Strategy, IDC (South Africa); and Miller Matola, CEO Brand South Africa (South Africa).


Prof. Nick Binedell, Founding Director - GIBS; Dr. Dambisa Moyo (UK); Nigel Hollis, author “The Global Brand”; Dr. Simo Lushaba, Chairman, Sanibona Communications (Pty) Ltd (South Africa); Gary Alfonso, Managing Director, CNBC Africa (South Africa); David Haigh, Founder & CEO - Brand Finance (UK); Amadou Mahtar Ba, CEO - Africa Media Initiative (Kenya); and Tawanda Nyambirai, Chairman – Econet and TN Group (Zimbabwe).


Cedric Ntumba, Deal Executive, Capitalworks Investment Partners; Gertrude Kitongo (Kenya) – Brightest Young Minds; Ralph Baumgarten (South Africa) – Brightest Young Minds; Zamatungwa Khumalo (South Africa) - One Young World; Erik de Ridder (South Africa) - One Young World; Francis Ekii (Uganda) - African Leadership Academy; and Linda Rebeiz (Senegal) - African Leadership Academy.


Abdullah Verachia, Director – Frontier Advisory; Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman - HCL (India); Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Author, “Africa Rising”; Dr. MG Vaidyan, Regional Head (Africa) & CEO - State Bank of India, South Africa; James Mwangi, Global Managing Partner – Dalberg; Christine Jiang, Director – SEA Region Business Development Department - Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd; and Simon Freemantle, Senior Analyst – African Political Economy Unit, Standard Bank Research;

The Brand Africa FORUM is Brand Africa’s intergenerational gathering of global and African decision-makers, thoughtleaders, influencers and future leaders in politics, business, civil society and media to challenge issues and explore ideas that impact positively on the future of Africa.

The inaugural Brand Africa FORUM in 2010 was hosted by Brand South Africa on 16 September 2010 in South Africa. Over the years The Brand Africa FORUM has attracted diverse and influential global and African participants such as Dr. Dambisa Moyo, economist and best-selling author of Dead Aid; Simon Anholt, global policy advisor and bestselling author of Brand America; Professor Keith Dinnie, author of Nation Branding; Vijay Mahajan, academic and best-selling author of Africa Rising; leaders of nation branding institutions for nations such as Kenya, South Africa and Ghana; private and public sector and civil society decision-makers from global, African and emerging nations like United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, China, Zimbabwe, Ghana and South Africa.

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