Sierra Leone at the Harvard Africa Business Conference 2012

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Jeffrey Wright discusses with a Harvard Business School student

Over a thousand Africans from across the US, Europe, and Africa gathered at the 14th annual Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Conference in Boston Massachusetts. The conference was organized by the school’s Africa Business Club. This year’s theme was  “Africa Incorporated: Cultivating an Integrated Market”.

How I did it- Lessons from repatriate entrepreneurs at Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference 2012

As founder and Creative Director of Sierra Leone’s How4Do Productions I spoke on a panel of repatriate entrepreneurs along with four others. The panelists included, J. Skyler Fernandes, Chief Operating Officer, South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA) / Venture Capitalist, Greg Marchand, Founder and Managing Director, Gizmos Solutions Zambia / President, American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia, Danladi Verheijen, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Verod Capital Management Nigeria, and Nvalaye Kourouma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Afric Xpress Services Inc / Board Chair and Founding Member, AngelAfrica. Sadly, I was the only woman on the panel.

Also representing Sierra Leone at the Africa Business Conference was Ari Seth Untracht, President & CEO, of Taia Lion Resources. Taia is the brain child of celebrated American actor Jeffrey Wright.

The conference was an excellent networking and learning opportunity. In case you missed it this year, stay tuned for 2013.

  • Hi Vikie,
    I was at the 14th annual HBS African Conference and attended the session on repatriate enterpreneous which you co panneled. I must say i like your energy so much and look forward to seeing you in Gabon in June for the NEW YORK FURUM AFRICA event.

    I visited Freetown just after the postwar reconstruction on the ticket of Regimanuel Gray Ltd for the commisioning of Sieriablock and Regimanuel Gray Sieria Leone Ltd and would like to echo your submissions on curruption in Freetown and employ your politicians to take drastic measures to curb this manace.
    You are doing a great job as an individual- keep it going.