The Africa-America Institute to Host Annual Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit

Sandra Appiah September 04, 2013

The Africa-America Institute to Host Annual Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit

WHAT: The Africa-America Institute will host its First Annual Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit, a premier event for mid-career professionals seeking employment in Africa, on September 21, 2013, in New York City.

The Talent Summit will feature top industry experts on talent management and recruitment of African professionals in the Diaspora aimed at advancing a successful career at leading Africa-focused organizations and companies operating in the U.S and on the African continent.

Attendees will learn from African expatriates and repatriates about work and home life in Africa and tips to make the transition a success; gain insight into the changing landscape of African business; and receive a firsthand account of international and regional hiring needs from global companies and national policymakers on candidate qualifications.

WHO:  Some of the outstanding featured panelists include:

  • Robert Kayihura, Microsoft’s Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ishmael Dodoo, Country Advisor/ESA, Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme
  • Abdoulaye Yero Balde, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Guinea
  • Dr. Mwaba P. Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations
  • Debbie Peters, Fund Manager at AiQ Capital Management Limited
  • Motlatsi Mthimunye, Barclays New York’s Director of Africa Desk, Global Corporates Americas
  • Njambi Ngunjiri, an industry leader specializing in international recruitment and marketing
  • Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN and Chief, Executive Board and External Relations Branch at UNFPA
  • Paul Hinks, CEO, Symbion Power

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21, 2013
8:30AM – 3:30PM

WHERE: Hunter College – West Building, 68th Street (between Lexington & Park Aves.)  3rd Floor Cafeteria, New York City

MORE INFO: For more information, please visit AAI’s Career Expo: Inaugural Talent Summit page and

ABOUT AAI:  Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) this year celebrates its 60 year anniversary by commemorating its ongoing mission to help strengthen Africa’s human capacity through advanced education and professional training for Africans, educating Americans about Africa, and leveraging the capacities of the AAI Alumni Network—a multinational, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary force for positive change, and resource for expertise, in Africa. For more information on AAI, please visit

Last Edited by: Updated: February 25, 2014


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