2018 African Business Roundtable Part 2

VIDEO June 18, 2018

Speaker / Author

Stanley Straughter

Specialist in International Business Development and Financial Management

Mr. Straughter is a specialist in international business development in the financial management area. With nearly thirty years experience in international development he has lived and worked in several countries on the continents of Africa, Central Asia, the Caribbean and Russia. As a finance specialist, Mr. Straughter has provided services to foreign governments in governance and transparency, worked with finance ministers and provided advice and counsel to governments on trade policy and foreign direct investment. Mr. Straughter speaks French and has considerable experience working with bilateral and multilateral financial development entities such as USAID, African Development Bank, African Development Foundation, Eastern ... Read More

H.E. Dr. Erieka Bennett

President, African Communications Agency

H.E. Dr. Erieka Bennett has traveled, worked and lived in Africa for over 35 years. As the Convening Founder and Head of Mission of the (AU) African Diaspora Forum, The first and only diplomatic embassy in the world dealing specifically with the Diaspora issues. The role of the Mission is to link Diaspora Africans and their talents to support the development of Africa.  Dr. Bennett has been a valuable asset to the African Union’s development of Diaspora issues.  Dr. Bennett was at the forefront of the development of AGOA and was an advisor to the architects of NEPAD. Also a ... Read More

Jannie L. Blackwell

Member of the City Council of Philadelphia

Jannie L. Blackwell, a six term councilperson born and reared in Philadelphia, is a seasoned advocate for social change with a thirty year reputation for serving community members and the poor and underprivileged in the City of Philadelphia, making her a leader in our City with her own vision. Jannie L. Blackwell is a graduate of Cheyney University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a graduate of St. Joseph’s University where she received a Master of Arts in Education. Councilwoman Blackwell began her political career by serving as Special Assistant to the Governor, assigned to the ... Read More

Samuel Worzie

Assistant Information Minister of Liberia, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT)

Assistant Minister Worzie is a Liberian statesman, technocrat, philanthropist and politician. He holds a BBA Degree in Accounting and Management from the African Methodist Episcopal University, a BSC in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Liberia; and a Master of Science in Finance and Systems from the Cuttington University Graduate School in Liberia. He holds several advanced diplomas in Investigative Journalism, Procurement and Supply chain, Computer science and Monitoring and Evaluation. Mr. Worzie is happily married and a father of five (5) children. Mr. Worzie in early 2000 when he joined the Liberia Seaport Police. Mr. Worzie and later served ... Read More