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The Africa Club at INSEAD is delighted to host the sixth INSEAD Africa Business Conference.


Africa offers challenging yet exciting opportunities for business. The continent, with an increasing quality and volume of the factors of production, coupled with a young, more educated, urbanized and wealthier population, offers significant promise.


With the improvements in macroeconomic policy frameworks, and increasing integration; and the rise of entrepreneurial hubs, business ecosystems across the continent are becoming more attractive.

The continent has also seen a rising new generation of bold and creative innovators developing game-changing ventures. Leveraging new technologies to develop tailored solutions, Africa has become a leapfrog champion and home to some of the most
innovative business models.


The 2019 edition of INSEAD’s Africa Business Conference will bring together major stakeholders from Bollore Transport & Logistics, BCG, ENGIE, Goldman Sachs, IFC, Jumia, McKinsey, OCP Group, among others, and address these topics through discussion panels and workshops, while offering exciting networking opportunities.


Speakers of this year’s edition include:

  • Carlos Lopes- former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Associate fellow of the Chattam House
  • Lionel Zinsou- former Prime Minister of Benin, former CEO of PAI Partners funds, co-founder of Southbridge
  • Colin Coleman- Chairman of Goldman Sachs Africa
  • Acha Leke- Chairman of McKinsey Africa
  • Lucy Quist, MD Morgan Stanley, former CEO of Airtel Ghana
  • Wale Ayeni- Head of Africa Venture Capital Investments at IFC, World Bank Group.
  • Nicolas Martin, EVP Jumia Marketplace and Logistics


Come and explore growth opportunities and ways to have a positive impact on the continent, and stimulate the discussion around Business and Society in Africa.

Location and directions

International Conference Center of Sorbonne University, 15-21 Rue de l'École de Médecine, Paris, France, 75006, France

About INSEAD Africa Club

The INSEAD Africa Club is a student-run club whose mission is to increase awareness about the challenging yet exciting opportunities in Africa, and to foster the engagement between both the school and the broader INSEAD community. Our members are Africa enthusiasts who have either worked, lived or have a cultural, personal or professional interest in the continent.