Ohuabunwa Appointed as President, Africa Economic Summit 2024



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Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa

The Immediate Past President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, has been appointed as the president of the Africa Economic Summit 2024.

His appointment was announced recently along with a formidable leadership team, selected to represent diverse regions of Africa and lead initiatives aimed at fostering inclusive growth and innovation.

The Africa Economic Summit 2024 is poised to make a difference in African’s trade history under Ohuabunwa’s leadership, with his vast experience in both the private and public sectors; and track record of success in pharmaceuticals, business, and public service, which position him as a catalyst for driving sustainable growth across the continent.

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He will work with four exceptional vice-presidents, each renowned in their respective fields. Jamel Boujdaria, a seasoned diplomat and strategic thinker, brings invaluable insights from his tenure as the former deputy chief of the Tunisian Embassy in New Delhi, India, serving as vice president for North Africa. Elias Shoniyin, a distinguished statesman and former foreign minister of Liberia, offers his wealth of experience to the role of vice president for West Africa.

David Molapo, president of ICAN4IR South Africa, stands at the forefront of driving innovation and technological advancement in Southern Africa, making him an ideal choice as vice president for the region. Joan Ngunnzi, Director of Partnership (East Africa) at Africa Economic Summit Group and former Minister of Trade and Tourism in Embu, Kenya, brings strategic acumen and deep-rooted connections to her position as vice president for East Africa.

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Set against the backdrop of previous successful editions held in Egypt and Ghana, the summit, Ohuabunwa disclosed aims to elevate Africa’s global standing. With a focus on fostering collaboration, driving impactful initiatives, and addressing pressing challenges, this summit promises to be a watershed moment in Africa’s economic narrative.

Participants can expect a dynamic programme featuring thought-provoking discussions, strategic partnerships, and actionable outcomes. From insightful dialogues on geopolitics, trade, and technology to targeted initiatives tailored to regional challenges, the summit will offer a roadmap for sustainable economic progress.


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