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Former African Presidential Candidates Kah Walla and Papa Kwesi Nduom to Speak at NYU African Economic Forum

The acclaimed “divine intervention” for Cameroonian Politics Kah Walla and Ghana’s PPP leader and presidential hopeful Papa Kwesi Nduom are scheduled to speak on the People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent at the annual African Economic Forum at New York University on April 6, 2013.

On April 6, NYU Stern African Business Club will host its annual African Economic Forum. Among the distinguished speakers this year is Cameroon’s sensational entrepreneur and politician Kah Walla and Ghana’s successful businessman and political leader Papa Kwesi Nduom.

At 45, Kah Walla is internationally recognized for her expertise in management, her understanding of development issues and her strong stance on Africa, its women and youths. She was recognized in 2008 by the World Bank as one of 7 women entrepreneurs in Africa. Ms. Walla is also recognized as one of Cameroon’s political leaders and certainly one of the most remarkable leaders of her generation on the political scene.

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is the President & CEO of Groupe Nduom; Former Minister for Energy, Economic Planning and Regional Cooperation, and Public Sector Reform for Ghana. He helped establish the Deloitte & Touche, West Africa Consulting practice following a successful business career in the United States. He was a Presidential candidate for the 2008 and 2012 elections and is widely recognized for his unique combination of private and public sector experience and expertise.

Ms. Kah Walla and Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom will be joined by a list of distinguished experts in business, policy, and social enterprise. Confirmed speakers include:
Jean-Louis Ekra - President and Chairman of the African Export-Import Bank
Pradeep H. Paunrana - Chief Executive Officer, ARM CEMENT Ltd., Kenya
Osamuyimen T. (Uyi) Stewart- Chief Scientist at IBM Research Lab – Africa
Eghosa Omoigui - Founder and Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners
M. Papa Madiaw Ndiaye - Founder and CEO of Advanced Finance and Investment Group.
Chid Liberty- Co-Founder and CEO, Liberty & Justice
Magatte Diop, President and Managing Director, Peacock Investments
…and many more at

About the NYU 2013 African Economic Forum
NYU Stern African Business Club, in partnership with NYU Africa House and The Council of Young African Leaders will host their annual African Economic Forum. Themed “Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent,” the forum will provide an opportunity for active practitioners in the areas of business, policy, and social enterprise to interact with forum attendees to exchange ideas, and insights on the current state of Africa’s economic landscape.

"The realization of Africa’s potential as an economic frontier is currently taking place. This forum will bring to life the people, ideas, and initiatives behind this effort," said the organizers. "Much has been made about the continent’s potential for economic, political, and social development. The time has come to share the stories of those working to make these aspirations a reality in hopes of inspiring a new generation of leaders to take part in this great cause."

The forum will feature a Keynote Series, Leadership Fireside Chat, and concurrent panels on Technology, Social Enterprise, Finance, and Development.
The 2013 forum is being sponsored by the Arik Air, Financial Times, ARM Cement, African Export-Import Bank, NYU Africa House, and Royalty Lifestyle; with Applause Africa,, Face2Face Africa, RockMeAfrica , Afrique Expansion and Enovative TV as media sponsors. The forum is being supported by community partners such as the US-Africa Synergy, The Global Connection for Women and United Nations Association-USA.

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SOURCE: New York, NY, March 28, 2013 --(

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