Morning coffee in Africa: CHINA IN AFRICA - What is behind China Africa relationship?
Time 2nd March 2022 at 9.00 – 10.30 o’clock Helsinki time
Venue Microsoft Teams (online event)
The event is free of charge, but registration is need latest on the 28th February 2022 HERE. The Teams link will be sent to the registered participants on the 1st March 2022.
China is Africa’s leading trading partner. It is also Africa’s largest creditor and infrastructure financier. A survey published in November 2021 by the pan-African institute Afrobarometer, which states 63% of Africans believe China has had a positive influence in their country. There are over 10 000 Chinese companies in Africa which are 90% private owned and companies’ employment is 89% local employees.
Or is China Africa’s new colonial power who is only after natural resources and forcing African countries in the depth traps? Is European companies losing African market and business for Chinese?
Join to Morning Coffee from Africa to find out what’s going on in Africa. Our special guest speaker is Mr. Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr.
Isaac is a leading adviser to governments, investors, and leading multinational companies on navigating and expanding in emerging growth markets. He is Founder and Principal of Botho Emerging Markets Group an investment and strategy advisory firm with offices in Nairobi, Dubai, and Chicago.
He is also co-founder of the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE), an organization that facilitates partnerships between Chinese and African private and public sector actors. Isaac is a member of the China-Africa
He is a 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, a Trustee of Hanover College, advisor to the China Africa Tech Initiative, and serves on several boards including TheBoardroom Africa. Isaac has also written widely on Africa and other emerging markets for publications and platforms including the World Economic Forum, Forbes, The Financial Times, Africa Business Magazine, Reuters, CNN, Arabian Business, among others
Isaac holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Kellsdtadt School of Business, and a Certificate in Executive Education in Leadership from the Oxford University Saïd Business School.
Africa Business Network of Finland Chamber of Commerce
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