The Oxford Africa Conference has been the largest Africa-focused conference in Europe in recent years. This year we are thrilled to bring you amazing speakers from all parts of Africa, from Libya to South Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia. Through our online platform, you will have the opportunity to engage entrepreneurs, nobel laureates and women champions, among others.
Moderator: Mauro César | 28th May, 2:15PM (UK)
Abebe Aemro Selassie has been the Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2016. In this role, Mr. Selassie oversees the IMF’s operations and engagement with 45 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Moderators: Elisha Ngetich and Maryjane Nweje | 28th May, 3:30PM (UK)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian biologist, public health researcher, and official who has served since 2017 as Director-General of the World Health Organization. Tedros is the first African in the role, and was endorsed by the African Union.
Moderator: Atherton Mutombwera | 29th May, 11:00AM (UK)
Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is the Founder & Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd, a wholly African female owned independent power producer that operates one of Africa’s largest wind farms. In addition to her role at DLO she also sits as a board member of the International Advisory Board for the University of Oxford.
Moderator: Godwin Nwangele | 29th May, 3:30PM (UK)
Moderator: Tiril Rahn | 30th May, 2:45PM (UK)
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, or simply Cuppy, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola.
Moderator: Samson Itodo | 30th May, 1:30PM (UK)
Interviewed by: Chibugo Okafor
Mark Suzman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this, he had several positions at the United Nations, such as serving as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategic Communications in the Office of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Policy Director at the United Nations Development Program. Mark holds a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard University.
Atiku Abubakar is a politician and business person, who served as the Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. In 2019, he was the Presidential Candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during the presidential elections.
Interviewed by: Chibugo Okafor
H.E. Toyin Ojora-Saraki is a global health advocate, healthcare philanthropist and the Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa. Additionally, she serves as Special Adviser to the Independent Advisory Group of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa.
Abdulsamad Rabiu is a Nigerian billionaire, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, with a net worth of $5.9 billion. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BUA: a Nigerian conglomerate focused on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics, and port operations. He is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Bank of Industry.