Participants attending AAI’s Annual Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit, held on Saturday, September 21 at Hunter College in New York City, will hear from top industry experts on talent management and recruitment of African professionals in the Diaspora aimed at advancing a successful career at leading Africa-focused organizations and companies operating in the U.S and on the African continent.
From 8:30am–3:30pm, Talent Summit participants will learn from African expatriates and repatriates about work and home life in Africa and tips to make the transition a success; gain insight into the changing landscape of African business; and receive a firsthand account of international and regional hiring needs from global companies and national policymakers on candidate qualifications.
While panels are still in formation, the Talent Summit has confirmed outstanding featured panelists to participate in this inaugural career event. Click here to download the agenda.
The “From the Frontlines: Conversations with Expatriates and Repatriates” panel will feature panelists Robert Kayihura, Microsoft’s Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa); Abdoulaye Yero Balde, First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Guinea and Debbie Peters, Fund Manager at AiQ Capital Management Limited. Attendees will hear from African expatriates and repatriates on transitioning from the U.S. to work in Africa.
Ishmael Dodoo, United Nations Development Programme’s Country Advisor/ESA, Regional Bureau for Africa, will moderate the panel, “Inside the Recruiter’s Mind”. This panel will offer insight into international and regional hiring needs from global companies as well as Diaspora policy (incentives for repatriates), local content laws, recruitment, capacity building and talent management.
“The Changing Landscape of African Business” panel exploring the tremendous business opportunities on the continent will include panelists Dr. Mwaba P. Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations, and Motlatsi Mthimunye, Barclays New York’s Director of Africa Desk, Global Corporates Americas. The panel will focus on trends and growth sectors contributing to the boom in Africa.
Njambi Ngunjiri, an industry leader specializing in international recruitment and marketing; Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN and Chief, Executive Board and External Relations Branch at UNFPA; Dapo Oyewole, Technical Adviser to the Minister of National Planning of Nigeria; and Paul Hinks, CEO, Symbion Power are confirmed to participate in panel discussions.
The AAI Career Expo is planned for Spring 2014, where recruiters and candidates will have an opportunity to connect and participate in an unique multi-platform approach.
Admission to AAI’s Annual Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit is $25.00. To register and for more information, please visit http://aai1.wpengine.com/events/aai-first-annual-career-expo/.