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GIC African Business Roundtable – Panel Session

VIDEO June 11, 2019

Speaker / Author

Inza Camara

Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire to the U.S.

Since March 20, 2018, Mr. Inza Camara has been named Ambassador. He was appointed on July 12, 2012 to become the Delegate General of the Economic Promotion Service of Cote d'Ivoire to the United States of America, Canada & Mexico. Cote d'Ivoire Economic Promotion Service in the United States of Amercica is responsible for four areas; (1) the conduct, the coordination and monitoring of all economic, commercial and tourism-related activities; (2) the promotion of the various Ivorian economic sectors and products; (3) the promotion of United States direct investments in Cote d'Ivoire; and (4) the efforts to attract funding from ... Read More

H.E. Mahamadou Nimaga

Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to the U.S. and Mexico

His Excellency Mahamadou Nimaga is a seasoned diplomat and currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mali to the United States of America and Mexico. He is an expert in international relations and multilateral diplomacy, post-conflict management, electoral management and observation, political and geostrategic analyzes and Security Sector Reform. Prior to his appointment to the United States of America, HE Mahamadou held multiple positions in foreign services and diplomacy. ... Read More

Deniece Laurent-Mantey

Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State

Deniece Laurent-Mantey is currently a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State. Mrs. Laurent-Mantey most recently served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Executive Secretariat Staff of the Department.  She has also served in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science as well as the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor as a Special Assistant. She assumed her current assignment as the Acting Deputy Director in the Bureau of African Affairs, Office of West Africa in September 2018, with responsibilities for the 10 coastal countries in ... Read More

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

Dr. Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun

Chairperson of the United Africa Group

Dr. Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, is the Chairperson of the United Africa Group, a privately owned multi-billion-dollar business conglomerate in Namibia that has been in operation since 1992. The inauguration of the Hilton Windhoek, the first five-star Hotel in Namibia, and the 1990- Freedom Plaza  Mixed Used Property Development in the CBD of Windhoek, is her latest development. Her passion and determination to succeed has been the engine that has driven her through seemingly impossible situations to become the Chairperson of over 42 highly diversified subsidiaries of her company. While the Hospitality portfolio is the pinnacle of her business, financial services, property development, ... Read More