Austin Okere, the founder, CWG Plc, will be the keynote speaker and a panelist at this year’s Annual Africa Day Conference of the IE Business School. The event will hold on Thursday, 25th of May 2017, at the school’s campus in Madrid, Spain.
The IE Africa Day is an annual event organized by IE to raise awareness about the African continent as well as highlight the opportunities it offers. According to the organizers, this year’s event will focus on creating awareness of the massive digital revolution taking place in Africa and encouraging the participants to pursue business opportunities and partnerships in the continent.
Mr. Okere’s presentation, which is titled “Digital Africa: Transforming the Continent” will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
According to Victor Muo, President of IE Business School’s Africa Club, the choice of Mr. Okere as the keynote speaker is based on his passion for promoting the digitization of Africa, his active participation on national and global economic committees and his exploits in mentoring entrepreneurs through non-profit organizations and the academia.
“The recognition of CWG as a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum also reflects his visionary leadership in leading one of Africa´s biggest IT companies”, he noted.
The conference enjoys a swell attendance composed of students, faculty and administrative staff, diplomats, business executives and participants from other parts of the globe. It serves as a platform for networking as well as engendering genuine interest in impacting Africa.
IE Business School offers one of the most prestigious international MBA programs in the world. It was ranked 8th business school in the world, 4th in Europe and the 1st in Spain by the Financial Times in 2016. The School possesses an exceptionally diversified student base, with students from more than 90 countries and a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Austin Okere is an entrepreneurship enthusiast. He is focused on mentoring and inspiring young people around the globe to achieve their full potential. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Columbia Business School (CBS), New York and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship. Austin Okere also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a body dedicated to advancing the cause of knowledge sharing to inspire and transform business education across the globe.