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Saturday, June 8, 2019

CEIBS China-Africa Forum 2019

The CEIBS China-Africa Forum 2019 "When China Meets Africa" will take place at CEIBS Shanghai campus on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The forum is expected to attract about 150 entrepreneurs committed to economic development between China and Africa, including 60 entrepreneur representatives from African countries. In addition, we have also invited diplomatic officials, African experts, government think tanks, and UN representatives from both China and Africa, and we hope to inspire everyone involved. At the same time, the forum will also provide a platform for alumni to exchange views on cooperation between China and Africa.

Time: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 15:30-19:35
Venue: AC3-115, CEIBS Shanghai Campus (No.699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai) (MAP)
Language: English (provide English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation)
Registration: This forum is open to CEIBS alumni only. Please contact Alex Chen at +86-21 28905321/ calex@ceibs.edu to register.





Opening and Welcome Speech by Professor Li Mingjun, President of CEIBS


Keynote Speech

  • H.E. Mrs. Xu Jinghu, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Rahamtalla M. Osman, Permanent Representative of the AU to China


Panel Discussion 1: New China-Africa Strategic Partnership in the Context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Moderator: Richard Carney, Assistant Professor of Strategy, CEIBS


  • Mr. Ato Sarpong, Executive Director of African Life Assurance; Former Deputy Minister for Communications of the Republic of Ghana
  • Prof. Wenping He, Professor and Research Program Director at the Institute of West-Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Ms. Helen Hai, Goodwill Ambassador, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization


Panel Discussion 2: Sharing of Practices on China-Africa Business Cooperation

Moderator: Shameen Prashantham, Associate Professor of Int’l Business and Strategy, CEIBS


  • Mr. Xiaolin Wei, President of Cherami Africa, African headquarter of Cherami
  • Ms. Jinyuan Li, Vice President, GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. 
  • Mr. Andy Shi, President, OPPO MEA
  • Mr. Runcai Chen, Vice President, Fosun Pharma Jiangsu Co., Ltd.


Panel Discussion 3: China-Africa Women Leadership Capacity Building

Moderator: Emily David, Assistant Professor of Management, CEIBS


  • Ms. Ezinwanne Ajayi, CEO of Africa Baby Care Ltd.
  • Mrs. Doris Yaa Aggrey Ahiati, CEO of Crescendo Consult Ltd.
  • Ms. Julie Wong, Head of Human Resources, Greater China, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Ms. Cuifeng Lyu, CEO of CJ Smart Cargo Group; Director of Shanghai Representative Office of China-Africa Industry Forum of WTO


Forum Wrap-up: Prof. Mathew Kwame Tsamenyi, Executive Director of CEIBS Africa


Wine and Networking