Magazine article African Business

Behind the AfroChampions Initiative

Magazine article African Business

Behind the AfroChampions Initiative

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At the heart of the AfroChampions initiative is an executive committee responsible for drawing up its strategy and monitoring the implementation of its projects. The committee is made up of people working in a range of countries, including Edem Adzogenu, special advisor to the project, and Michael Kottoh, Managing Partner of Konfidants; Samba Bathily, founder and CEO of the ADS Group; Anne-Elvire Esmel, founder of Impulse Africa; Victoria Bright, legal advisor to the initiative on the AfCFTA and Managing Director of Addison Bright Sloane; Alpha Sy, correspondent of the Initiative in Senegal and managing director of Sy Investments; Paulo Gomes, founder of PG and Partners and advisor on sovereign wealth funds and intra-African investment.

The project also has a number of other allies and supporters, such as Jackie Chimhanzi, fellow of the Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme, Didier Acouetey, founder and CEO of AfricSearch, Bright Simons, founder and President of MPedigree, Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman of Massmart, Tonye Cole, CEO of Sahara Energy, Kabirou Mbodje, CEO of Wari, Muhammed Jah, COE of QCell Gambia, Wendy Luhabe, founder of Wiphold, Tiguidanke Camara, CEO of Tigui Mining Group, and journalist Maggie Mutesi.

The initiative has attracted the attention of large institutions such as Afreximbank and the AfDB, which are involved in a number of projects and research.

It is also important to highlight the support that various heads of state have given to the project, such as Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana, and Guinea's Alpha Conde during his chairmanship of the AU in 2017. …

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