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African CEO Forum Hosts First Women In Business Annual Leadership Meeting In Paris


The Africa CEO Forum (ACF)  hosted the first Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting in Paris, France between the 2nd and 3rd of July 2018. The conference aims to strengthen women leadership in Africa, and also build and maintain networks.

Women in Business Network is the first regional influential network entirely dedicated to promoting meetings and interaction between women managers.

The Women in Business Network is made up of 6 regions, each led by a team of women leaders. Such as Lamia Merzouki, Deputy Managing Director, Casablanca Finance Authority (Morocco) and Emna Kharouf, Associate Director, Deloitte (Tunisia) for the North Africa region; Caroline Kamaitha, Vice-President, SES Networks (Kenya) for the East Africa region; Françoise Le Guennou-Remarck, Chairman of the Board, Canal + Côte d’Ivoire and Patricia Obozuwa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, General Electric Africa (Nigeria) for the West Africa region; Lizeka Matshekga, Division Manager, Industrial Development Corporation (South Africa) and Nothando Napata, Managing Director, DBS (Zimbabwe) for the Southern Africa region; Valerie Neim, Managing Director, CCPC Finance (Cameroon) and Nicole Sulu, Managing Director, Sultani Hotel (Democratic Republic of Congo) for the Central Africa region; Alvine Trémoulet, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Pfizer (France) and Jennifer Mbaluto, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance (United Kingdom) for International.

The mission of each regional cluster is to promote contact between members of the same region by organizing quarterly events and initiating a flagship action to support women’s leadership.

The conference is organized in conjunction with ESSEC Business School and the International Organisation of La Francophonie. The board of the “Women in Business” include: Snowy Khoza, Executive Chairperson, BIGEN (South Africa), Elisabeth Medou Badang, Senior VP and spokesperson, Orange MEA (Cameroon), Cathia Lawson-Hall, Head of Financial Institutions for Africa, Société Générale (France), Lucy Quist, Co-Founder, Women Network, (Ghana), Toyin Sanni, CEO, United Capital, (Nigeria), Anta Babacar Ngom, Managing Director, SEDIMA, (Senegal), Carole Kariuki, CEO, KEPSA, (Kenya) and Nadia Fettah, Managing Director, Saham Finances, (Morocco).

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