Africa Top 100 CEOs to Meet Filmmakers

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Founder/CEO of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Ms. Chioma Ude recently joined several African leaders and influencers at an interactive session with the Chairman of Institut Choiseul, Dr. Pascal Lorot, who was on a three-day visit to Lagos.

Institut Choiseul is a France-based influential independent think tank, chaired by Dr. Lorot, a founding President of the Institut.

Choiseul’s partnership with AFRIFF is in tandem with the latter’s expanding frontiers through series of developmental agenda in partnerships with institutes like Ford Foundation, Relativity Media, British Council, Access Bank, Canon and Africa Magic among others.

Interacting with entrepreneurs at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lorot disclosed that his visit was a prelude to the unveiling of 100 African CEOs on November 19, at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, harping on the enormous business acumen that exists among Nigerians outside of governments’ support.

The 100 Africans are selected and ranked by Institut Choiseul as people who will play a major role in the Africa’s economic development in the near future.

The unveiling ceremony will be part of one of the industry sessions of AFRIFF 2016, where filmmakers will have first-hand opportunity of networking and pitching their projects at the session which is anchored on the economic viability of Nollywood and African cinema in general.
The visit was quite timely, as AFRIFF prepares for its 6th edition, scheduled to hold in Lagos between November 13 and 20.