Policy Forum

Doing Business in Africa

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Date and Time
September 26, 2007 12 - 1:30 PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring Strive Masiyiwa, CEO, Econet Wireless International and Henry Posner III, Chairman, Railroad Development Corporation.

Africa has the world’s least welcoming business environment, but it is also a land of opportunity. Countless entrepreneurs battle stifling bureaucracies, pervasive corruption and political instability to provide their customers with the goods and services they need. Henry Posner is the chairman of a company that owns railways in Mozambique and Malawi. Strive Masiyiwa, one of CNN/​Time Magazine’s “15 Global Influentials of the Year” in 2002, is the founder and CEO of a telecommunications company that operates in half a dozen African countries. They will share their insights on doing business in Africa and their suggestions for reform.