Renowned entrepreneur and committed philanthropist, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, who is also the Chairman, Cornfield Group, will share the stage with notable world leaders and achievers at the 5th Commonwealth Africa Summit taking place in London between March 12 and 14, 2018.
Agbeyo has been invited by the organisers of the Commonwealth Africa Summit to speak on the topic: “Africa for Africans; A New Era of Africa Philanthropic Giving and Its Impact on the Continent.”
Agbeyo will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony alongside renowned global leaders like Lord Alan Watson of Richmond, former Chair, Coca Cola Europe Advisory Board; John Dramani Mahama, former President of Ghana; Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary General; and Baroness Shreela Flather, Co-Chair Commonwealth Africa Initiative.
Other keynote speakers at the event include Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senate President of Nigeria; Folorunsho Alakija, Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil; and Ashish Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group.
The event kick-starts with an exclusive invites only wreath laying ceremony and welcome reception at House of Lords in honour of the UN Decade for People of African Descent on March 12.
Now in its fifth year, The Commonwealth Africa Summit is a high level, multi-stakeholder event that annually brings together government and business leaders from across the Commonwealth, Africa and allied nations to facilitate dialogue and action on key and relevant issues ranging from trade and investment, entrepreneurship and job creation, economic development, Security and counterterrorism, Energy and Power amongst other issues relevant to Africa.
The Summit will be attended by Senior Government and Business Leaders from across Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth including CEOS, COOs, Ministers, Governors, Civil Society representatives, High Commissioners, Mayors and other stakeholders.
This year’s Summit will explore best practices towards achieving Common Good in the Commonwealth and how other member states can help Africa achieve her Development Agenda, and to chart a way forward towards achieving shared prosperity in our family of nations.
Agbeyo will be joining the league of renowned global leaders who have presented keynote address in the past.
The list includes: Prince Andrew, The Duke of York; General Yakubu Gowon; Rt. Hon. Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the Parliament of South Africa; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Baroness Lynda Chalker of Wallasey; Lord Alan Watson of Richmond; Lord Ahmed of Rotherham; Baroness Uddin of Bethnal Green; Simon Walker, Director General of the British Institute of Directors; Clive Carpenter, Vice Chairman Business Council on Africa; Dr. Caroline Harper CBE – CEO Commonwealth Sightsavers; Tonye Cole, CEO Sahara Energy; Ministers of Government; and many other Global Leaders.
Panelists at the summit include a wide array of senior cabinet ministers and Chief Executives of Corporations from Africa and across the commonwealth, including Dr. Hassan Ahmed Hilal, Minister of Environment, Sudan; Kate Osamor, UK Shadow Secretary for International Development; Henry Sands of SABI Group; Isha Johansen, President of Sierra Leone Football Association; and Muriel Maupoint, CEO, Hope for Children.
Others are: Sally Anne Wilson, CEO, Public Media Alliance; Dr. Justina Mutale, Advisory Board Member, World Leaders Forum; Tim Loughton; John Penrose, UK Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion and many others.