Aliko Dangote, Africa’s most successful businessman, has been named co-chair of the US-Africa Business Centre by the Unites States Chamber of Commerce. He will serve alongside ay Ireland, President/CEO of GE Africa, as a leader for the US-Africa Business Center Board of Directors.
Scott Eisner, President of the US-Africa Business Centre, expressed their delight in Dangote as a co-chair. “We are honored to have Aliko Dangote on board to help guide the business communities’ efforts in pursuit of a new era of unprecedented growth between the United States and Africa. The future of job creation lies in the hearts and minds of business leaders and their enterprises across Africa. We are fortunate to have an opportunity to tap into the expertise of Dangote on our board to ensure that US companies have strong partners across Africa and can provide access to African companies interested in the US market.” he said.
Dangote, after accepting the position, said that Africa is the future of trade, with its many natural resources and services.
“I believe strongly in Africa’s potential and we are proud that the U.S.-Africa Business Center will serve as the apex organisation to promote trade and investment between the United States and the vibrant economies across the continent,” added Dangote.
Parts of this article originally appeared in ThisDay Newspapers