The largest platform for the African private sector

Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has evolved from a purely annual event to a permanent platform through which African decision-makers can connect with each other continuously, as well as with international investors and institutions operating on the continent.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM provides year-round support to Africa’s business leaders through an array of in-person and digital events, reports, and expert insights. As an organisation dedicated to facilitating business in Africa through the exchange of ideas and experiences, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is committed to offering concrete and innovative solutions to help the continent and its companies move forward. Through its ‘Women Working For Change‘, ‘Family Business‘ and ‘Disrupters Club’ initiatives, it also aims to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent, support the sustainable growth of African family businesses and help African start-ups thrive.

Every year, The AFRICA CEO FORUM Annual Summit gathers 2000 participants from over 70 countries, including 40 African states. Our 2023 edition saw over 1000 CEOs, +75 Heads of State and Ministers, 100 leaders of development finance institutions, and more than 200 journalists from Africa and overseas participate.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM was founded by Jeune Afrique Media Group. It is now permanently co-hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group).

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What they say about us

Kuseni Dlamini
Chairman, Massmart

Tewolde Gebremariam
CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Sola David-Borha
CEO Africa, Standard Bank Group

Mohammed Dewji
CEO, MeTL

Tonye Cole
CEO, Sahara Group

Chris Kirubi
Director, Centum Investment

Corneille Karekezi
CEO, Africa RE

Mossadeck Bally
CEO, Azalaï Hotels

Delphine Maïdou
CEO, Allianz Global Corporate Specialty Africa

Vuyani Jarana
Chief Executive, Vodacom Business

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