The Oxford Business Forum Africa will explore the reality of business in Africa and the true opportunities and challenges to starting, consolidating, and scaling businesses there. By learning directly from leading business people working in Africa, the Forum focuses on understanding the interconnected nature of business, the diversity of markets and consumers in African countries, and the innovative approaches business adopt to maximize their impact.
The theme ‘Unreasonable Africa’ celebrates individuals who are finding solutions and opportunities beyond the expected, who are challenging the status quo, and whose bold visions and decisions have led to exceptional successes.
- Trevor Manuel, Former Finance Minister of South Africa
- Dolika Banda, Independent Consultant, and former Managing Director of the CDC Group
- Katlego Maphai, Managing Director of Yoco
- Tara Fela-Durotoye, Founder and CEO of House of Tara
- Ladi Delano, Founder of Grace Lakes Partners
- Colin Coleman, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs
- Doug de Villiers, CEO of Interbrand Africa
- Nonhlanhla Masina, Co-Founder of African School for Excellence
- Akinwole Omoboriowo, CEO of Genesis Electricity
- Joshua Rugema, Managing Director of H20 Venture Partners
Hosted jointly by Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and the Oxford Business Network for Africa, led by current Oxford MBA students, the Forum will convene over 30 speakers from pioneering start-ups, leading financial institutions and corporate companies, NGOs, and government.