Alassane Ouattara, the Ivorian Head of State and his counterpart from Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta set to chair the 2016 edition of the African Chief Executive Officers, CEOs forum which is in its fourth edition.
The forum, which is aimed at the development of the African private sector, is expected to assemble more than 800 participants across the African continent and beyond the continent between the 21st and 22nd of March, 2016 in Ivory Coast.
Abdoul Maiga, who was speaking ahead of the forum said aside from bringing together the continent’s top CEOs, bankers, investors and public decision-makers, it would mark Uhuru Kenyatta’s first official trip to Côte d’Ivoire.
According to him, “At a time when the continent faces an uncertain economic environment, the participation of the highest representatives of the most dynamic economies of East and West Africa is a true testament to the success of the Africa CEO Forum and its objective of fostering the development of the African private sector by promoting dialogue and regional integration between all of the continent’s economic zones, primarily by strengthening ties between French and English-speaking regions.”
Also expected to be at the event is Mr Akinwunmi Adeshina who is the President of the African Development Bank, Oba Otudeko, who is the Chairman of the Honeywell Group, Mo Ibrahim, the Chairman of Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Vice President for Africa, World Bank, Makhtar Diop is also expected to be an attendee of the event.