BUA Group, one of Afri ca’s leading foods, mining and infrastructure conglomerates has emerged as the main sponsor of the 2020 edition of Africa’s largest private sector Forum, the Africa CEO Forum holding in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in March 2020.
This was revealed during a joint press conference between BUA Group, the Africa CEO Forum and the JeuneAfrique Media Group in Lagos Nigeria to announce the partnership.
Speaking at the conference, Group Head, Corporate Communications, BUA Group, O’tega Ogra, said the partnership with the Africa CEO Forum is in line with BUA Group’s “Africa by Africans for Africa” vision.
“BUA Group is proud to partner with the Africa CEO Forum which has over the years, cemented its place as the largest Africa Focused business summit. It is our expectation that this partnership between BUA Groupand the Africa CEO Forum will unlock opportunities in Africa by championing private sector-led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and sustainable business”.
In his comments, Group Chief Operating Officer of BUA Group, Chimaobi Madukwe, said that the partnership was timely and BUA was pleased to be the main sponsor of the Africa CEO Forum 2020.
“This signing will mark the first time a Nigerian company will be main sponsor of the Africa CEO Forum. It is also significant because it will be the first forum since Nigeria signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. As a key business and investor in Nigeria and Africa, one of the many ways to show BUA Group’s commitment beyond our numerous investments and social impact initiatives is to support platforms that will encourage business-business and business-government engagement whilst proffering workable solutions to Africa’s development needs,” he said.
President and Founder of the Africa CEO Forum as well as the Managing Director of JeuneAfriquemedia, Amir Ben Yahmed, group, welcomed BUA Group as the main sponsor of the 2020 Africa CEO Forumin Abidjan.
According to him, BUA Group’s stature and active participation in the forum in recent years made the expanded collaboration possible. He thanked the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu for his commitment to the platform and explained that the forum would keep seeking to identify new business opportunities with the world’s most influential business leaders, create unrivalled networking platform with top decision-makers, give exclusive insights on the most promising investment projects in Africa and build lasting relationships with government officials who are looking to create strong alliances and business partnerships.