Oxford Africa Conference 2021

Keynotes of Previous Editions

The Oxford Africa Conference has been the largest Africa-focused conference in Europe in recent years, with past speakers including His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo (President of the Republic of Ghana); Dr Donald Kaberuka (7th President of the African Development Bank); and Her Excellency Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nation).

Nana Akuffo Addo

His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo

President of the Republic of Ghana

H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered the keynote address at the Said Business School for the Oxford Africa Conference 2018

Arunma Oteh

Ms. Aruna Oteh

Former Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank

Ms. Oteh managed the World Bank's US$200 billion debt portfolio and an asset portfolio comprising over 65 clients including pension funds, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. She gave a keynote address in 2019.

Donald Kaberuka

Dr. Donald Kaberuka

7th President of the African Development Bank

Dr. Kaberuka is a Rwandan economist and President of ADB between 2005 to 2015. In 2015 he was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Geneva, for his efforts in developing the African continent. He gave a keynote address in 2017.

Mohammed Ibrahim

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim

Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foudation

Dr. Ibrahim founded Celtel in 1998, and sold the company in 2005 for US$3.4 billion. He has since established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to improve governance and leadership across the continent. He gave a keynote address in 2019.

Amina J Mohammed

Ms. Amina J Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ms. Mohammed is a Nigerian diplomat and politician, who served as Minister of Environment before becoming the 5th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nation. She gave a keynote address in 2018.