GTABC 2020 Speakers
Leading the Conversation
GTABC will feature keynote speeches from policy makers and business leaders helping to drive growth across the Continent. See the invited speakers below - and check back for updates as the Conference approaches!
Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki
CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Agency
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency. He was appointed to the position in January 2009.
A former Prime Minister of Niger, from 1997 to 2000, Dr. Mayaki has a Master’ degree from the National School of Public Administration (Enap), Quebec, Canada and a PhD in Administrative Sciences from the University of Paris I, France. He worked as a Professor of Public Administration in Niger and Venezuela.
CEO of Springfield Group
Kevin Okyere is the CEO and founder of Springfield Group, the first Ghanaian company to carry out deep-water drilling. He is also a noted philanthropist, supporting a wide number of projects through his foundation.
Kevin has been focused on aiding the sustainable development of Ghana through contributions to the economy from a young age, and began his journey as a pioneer in the telecoms industry in Ghana. He has established and managed multiple successful businesses over the past 10 years, some of which now form part of the Springfield Group. He established Springfield Energy in 2008 when he spotted an opportunity in the Ghanaian oil and gas sector for an independent local company. The company has since grown to be one of the leading energy actors in Ghana.
President Nana Akufo-Addo
President of the Republic of Ghana
As President of Ghana, his Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo has helped build Ghana into an economic powerhouse, while driving regional and continent-wide efforts towards greater cooperation on security and trade.
Ghana will host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTa), and play a key role in the Agreement's implementation.
Actor, Producer, Director
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actor, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. In 2011 she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood.
Genevieve's directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of the dialogue in English.