A former journalist, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is a Franco-Gabonese self-made entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the founder, chairman and owner of APO Group, the leading media relations' consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East which he founded 12 years ago.
Andrew McLachlan is Senior Vice President, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group. Andrew is a 48-year-old South African national based in Cape Town with 28 years’ experience in the hotel industry.
Haddis Desta Tadesse is Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Director for Ethiopia and the African Union (AU), where he leads a team which oversees partnerships across the region and investments in Ethiopia’s agricultural development, health, financial services, water, sanitation, nutrition and emergency relief programs.
Solomon Tekle (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Gondar. His research interests include development, law and human rights. His recent research project: “Forced Displacement from Land as a Limit for the Realization of the Right to Development in Ethiopia”, looks into the recent displacements in the country, government’s response to problem and how it affects the displaced in terms of realizing their right to development.
The African Union Commission (AUC) held a policy dialogue conference on facilitating the implementation of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) from September 24 to 26, 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Ambassador Fumio Shimizu is the head of the Japanese Mission to the African Union (AU). A lawyer by profession, Shimizu is a seasoned Japanese diplomate and official at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.