About

The Africa Club

The Africa Club is a student-run club at London Business School and is governed by the “LBS Africa Club Advisory Board” who provide support and oversight on the club’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives.

Our mission is to promote the engagement between both the school and the broader community. Our members are individuals who have either worked in Africa or have a cultural or professional interest in Africa.

We have successfully run the Africa Business Summit, our flagship event, for more than a decade. Our annual treks to the continent connect us to the most innovative and dynamic enterprises and individuals in the region. Our quarterly speaker series at London Business School provide the platform to discuss and debate important topics on business in Africa. Community events, such as Tattoo and our Taste of Africa dinner series allow us to showcase the vibrancy and depth of culture of the region.

The Africa Business Summit

The 16th annual Africa Business Summit is scheduled to be held on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

In keeping with the London Business School’s tradition of substantive thought leadership, this year’s summit theme ‘Made in Africa’ will explore the new realities of doing business in Africa.

The summit attracts over 400 delegates each year and provides a platform for a frank debate on effective strategies for sustaining the continent’s positive momentum.

Keynote addresses from a diverse and distinguished roster of high calibre leaders with significant experience on the continent offering practical insights: opportunities, challenges of doing business, individual market characteristics, and best practices.

The day’s proceedings will end with our Alumni awards ceremony during a seated Gala dinner reception with live African entertainment for a chance to deepen connections in a relaxed setting and carry on the day’s active debates.

The ultimate networking and learning opportunity for students and professionals with a passion for doing business and investing in Africa.

Vote of Thanks

We would expressly like to appreciate members of our Advisory Board who without their support and guidance, the planning and preparation of the 2017 Africa Business Summit would not have been possible

Core Summit Team

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Folaseto Akin-Olugbade
Chair, Africa Business Summit

Elena Zukhova
Vice-Chair Operations, Africa Business Summit

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Kadotien Soro
Vice-Chair Sales & Marketing, Africa Business Summit

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Leila Serrao
Vice-Chair Content, Africa Business Summit

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Adeayo Gabriel
Vice-Chair Operations, Africa Business Summit
Social VP

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Amine Bendriss
Sponsorship, Africa Business Summit

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Nabil Lahbil
Industry Lead (TMT), Africa Business Summit


Adesoji Solanke
Industry Lead (Finance), Africa Business Summit

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Eme Caiafas
VP Sales and Marketing, Africa Business Summit


Julia Guren
Club Secretary and Media Partnerships


Cheketansingh Ramdharry
Co-Industry Lead Infrastructure


Matthew Rosenberg
Industry Lead Family Business



Solomon Aiwerioba
Co-Industry Lead Infrastructure

LBS Africa Club Presidents

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Farai Mwamuka
Co-President

Akitoye Ogboye
Co-President