AAI Annual Talent Summit

AAI Annual Talent Summit

May 3, 2014


Baruch College – 1 Bernard Baruch Way
(25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues)
New York City

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Join us for The Africa-America Institute’s Second Annual Talent Summit to experience a unique event that connects outstanding individuals interested in working in Africa or in an Africa-focused environment in the U.S. with employers from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.


General Admission: $25; $35, at the door
All Access Career Admission: $40; $50, at the door (includes general admission plus access to recruiters, including General Electric (GE) Africa recruitment team) All access career admission registrants are entered into a drawing to win a roundtrip airline ticket to destinations in Africa served by Arik Air.


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9:00 a.m.    Registration

9:30 a.m.    Welcome


         Eda R. Henries, Investment Banking, Power and Utilities, Citi

9:45 a.m.    Emerging Opportunities: Why The Healthcare Sector Should Be On Your Career Radar

Half of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. In this session we will take a deep dive into one of the high growth sectors—healthcare and its impact on the African job market. There is a high demand for quality medical professionals and products from a population that shoulders a disproportional weight of the world’s health issues. From traditional healthcare to burgeoning auxiliary markets, we will discuss recent trends and how to best leverage your skills to be a part of the innovation and change that is helping to shape the future of this growing field.


        Angela M. Gachui, African Women in Public Service Fellow, NYU


  • Adeyemi Adewole, Managing Director/CEO, Adcem Healthcare Ltd
  • Sylvain Saluseke, Managing Director – DRC, Global Access Health Network
  • Dr. Frank Nyonator, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana

10:45 a.m.    Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.    Not Your Father’s Africa: An Inside Look at Technology and Innovation

Technology is at the forefront of Africa’s growth. Over the next decade, it is projected that a third of Africa’s population will be using smart phones, with certain countries and urban hot spots reaching even higher levels. The increase in Internet access and tech-savvy consumers will also significantly transform several economic sectors and alter a way of life. At the same time, corporations are investing heavily in technological infrastructure. This panel will discuss how technological advancements affect every aspect of how Africans communicate, learn, and purchase goods and services while focusing on the burgeoning job market in this sector. It’s time to think strategically and understand the many opportunities as the future of the continent is re-imagined through technology.


        Sandra Appiah Boateng,Co-Founder, Face2Face Africa


12:05 p.m.    The Continental Career Change: A Conversation with Expatriates and Repatriates

As the business boom in Africa continues, the demand for skilled labor increases across the continent. Whether you are returning home to work in Africa, or making the move as an expatriate, there is much to learn as you conduct your research and consider a career change. Hear repatriates discuss the ins and outs of re-establishing roots and expatriates on exploring emerging markets in a new setting. We will share steps to ensure a smoother transition and tips on how to make the most or your work and home life in Africa.


        Amini Kajunju, President & CEO, The Africa-America Institute


1:05 p.m.    Networking Lunch & Fireside Chat with Dayo Olopade, journalist and author of The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa

2:30 p.m.    One-on-one conversation between potential job candidates and top recruiters, including General Electric (GE) Africa recruitment team.

4:00 p.m.    Adjournment