Emerging Africa in a Global Economy

December 3, 2015 -

9:00am to 10:45am

Dr. Ndubuisi (Nd) Ekekwe will speak on how Africa is emerging as an important new market and how that creates opportunities for businesses around the world.  Because it is not a country, but a region with many national boundaries, he will examine how to navigate the challenging business complexities and realities, and explain the growth drivers and how to unlock value in the continent.

Dr. Ekekwe graduated with a BEng from the Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria as the top of his class.  He earned a PhD in electrical & computer engineering from the John Hopkins University, USA and an MBA from Univeristy of Calabar, Nigeria.  His work experience includes Diamond Bank, Analog Devices and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.  A TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader", and ALN "New Generation Leader for Africa", he received IGI Global 2010 "Book of the Year" award.  An inventor, he has held academic positions in Babcock University, and Carngegie Mellon University.  In October 2015, he received the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) award for a pioneering agro-solution in Africa.


Contact Jacqueline Saslawski for more information (RSVP not required) jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

Breakfast will be served!

Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh

Mervis Hall--Room 209

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Directions and Parking Information

on street metered parking; Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage