Glo Partners Africa CEO Forum on Continent’s Economic Growth


As part of its commitment to the development of Africa’s business landscape, leading telecommunications company, Globacom, has announced its partnership with the Jeune Afrique Media Group, and Rainbow Unlimited, on the 2019 Africa CEO Forum, a gathering of the continent’s top business leaders.

At a meeting with the forum organisers in January 2019, Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Mrs. Bella Disu, said Globacom was pleased to partner the organisers to provide a networking platform for decision makers to identify ways to improve intra-African trade and investments.

Globacom is the 2019 apex Diamond partner of the event and the telecoms company said this is part of its efforts to support initiatives that nurture Africa’s economic potential.

“Africa is rich in business diversity and, when properly connected, African businesses can make greater contributions to economic expansion and human development,” the EVC stated.

The foremost annual international meeting for executives and investors in Africa brings together Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), international investors, experts and high-level policy makers, and features discussions that mobilise African businesses to champion private sector-led growth while building sustainable organisations.

The 2019 Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 25 to 26. Themed ‘Open Africa: from continental treaties to business realities’, it will feature over 40 panels, private-public workshops and case

Disu, will also participate in this year’s forum and chair the Women in Business Initiative, added that in today’s global world and with tech-enabled access to knowledge and opportunities, there has never been a better time for women to look around and see other women who influence them.

According to the organisers, the Africa CEO Forum will “unite its 2000 participants around a transformation agenda… What priorities must be identified to boost the level of intra-African trade and investment? What must a united Africa do to better protect its interests and industries? How can we mobilise the private sector around cross-border infrastructure and logistical projects?”