Wednesday, October 9, 2013

AFRICA'S RICHEST MAN, ALIKO DANGOTE TO CHAIR WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been appointed a co-chair of next year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland.

The Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, Prof. Klaus Schwab, in a letter inviting the business mogul to co-chair the sitting, said that Dangote’s participation would contribute significantly to the substance of the discussions.

Schwab said in the letter, “The discussions aim to stimulate an unparalleled global dialogue among the relevant leaders from the government, business, academia, civil society and the media.

“In these unprecedented times, I feel that as co-chair, you will contribute significantly to the substance and relevance of the exchanges. You are well positioned to take on this role. Co-chair would in principle consist of your presence and participation in activities to be defined with you.”

The global meeting which is scheduled to hold between January 22 and 25, 2014, is themed ‘The reshaping of the world: Consequences for society, politics and business’.

In the same vein, Dangote has been appointed to the steering committee of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative.

Launched on September 26, 2012, the Global Education First Initiative is a five-year initiative sponsored by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

A global advocacy platform which aims to generate a renewed push to achieve the internationally-agreed.