DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – Media OutReach – 31 January 2020 – Platform Capital,
Platinum Sponsor of the night, Ubuntu Tribe together with Africa10, hosted the
Africa Night complete with an Afrobeat party at the Davos World Economic Forum
50th year anniversary.
The business programme centred on accelerating
Africa’s development through digital transformation with Tara
Nathan, Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard; Lacina
Kone, CEO, Smart Africa Secretariat; Carole Wainaina, COO, Africa 50 Fund; Jorge
Sebastiao, CTO, Huawei; Emmanuel Aidoo, Head
of Distributed Ledger Strategy, Credit Suisse Group ; and David Ellington,
Founder & Chairman, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. “Making Wakanda a Reality: How to Accelerate Africa’s
Sustainable Growth Through Digital Transformation“
Special attention was given to the presentation of the
Kakuma Refugee Project by Young Global Leaders, by filmmaker Joseph Okello.
Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr.
Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu
Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10
and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She stressed the role of African women saying,
“The greatest thing about investing
in Africa is the African woman. She is the heart of the society, the reliable
part of the society, the supporter of the society and the leader of the
society; and that’s the most important thing.”
The event closed on a high note with
arrival of celebrity star, Wesley Snipes. joining a barefoot-dancing
executive crowd to the sound of Afrobeat music led by delegations from Ghana,
Mali, and Ukraine.
Sponsors of the event were: the
Kenya-based Kakuma Refugee Camp Initiative, Vlisco, Smart Africa, Africa 50 and
Dr. Akintoye Akindele of Platform Capital with Kojo
Annan of Africa10 and Mamadou Kwidjim Toure of Ubuntu Tribe stated: “Africa has the
best suited soil to embrace the Stakeholders Capitalism model proposed by
Professor Schwab in his Davos Manifesto launched this year, because
African culture is structured around community and collective consciousness inspired
from the Ubuntu philosophy “I am because we are”.
The Davos success has prompted Platform
Capital, Ubuntu Tribe and Africa10 to initiate a bigger African movement at
the WEF next year and launch: the “Africa House”.
About Platform Capital
Platform Capital is a growth
markets focused, sector agnostic, principal investment and advisory firm with 5
About Ubuntu Tribe
The Ubuntu tribe is a
passionate group of diverse people determined to contribute to financial
inclusion and wealth creation. It is one of the world’s most
innovative digital asset companies.
About Africa 10
Africa 10 aims to identify,
inspire, mentor, educate and empower the next generation of African leaders