Institutional Speakers

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

President of the Portuguese Republic, Portugal



Thora Arnorsdottir

Managing TV Editor at INBS – The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, Iceland / Italy

Enuma Okoro

Author, Nigeria / USA

Jonathan Rosenthal

Africa Editor of The Economist, UK

Fabio Scala

Founder of FurtherMarkets, United Kingdom

Wandiswa Ntengento

Former Senior Producer, BBC News World, South Africa



Biola Alabi

CEO, Biola Alabi Media and Entertainment, Nigeria/USA

Joshua Amponsem

Executive Director, Green Africa Youth Org, Ghana

Ed Clinkett

Founder & CEO, ESRC Consulting Ltd and HyModa Ltd, UK

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Author, Zimbabwe

Dr. Bakary Diallo

CEO of The African Virtual University, Senegal

Carlos Lopes

Honorary Professor at The University of Cape Town, Guinea-Bissau


Singer, Namibia

Vanessa Nakate

Climate Activist and Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement, Uganda

Marcello Schermer

Head of International Expansion at Yoco, South Africa

Prof. Landry Signé

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution & Full Professor & Co-Director at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Cameroon

Monika Skadborg

President, Youth Climate Council, Denmark

Stewart Sukuma

Singer/Composer/Performer, Mozambique

Unico van Kooten

EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Secretary, Vereniging Afvalbedrijven, Belgium



Emmanuel Assom Neyeng

Co-Founder & CEO, OuiCare, Cameroon

Kiran Bhagotra

Founder & CEO, ProtectBox, UK

Dr. Sibongile Gumbi

Founder & CEO, iVacBio, South Africa

Jon White

Founder & CEO, IMPACTAGRI, France


Advisory Board

A combination of strategic and innovative advice, knowledge, expertise and different perspectives about the topics of concern of the EurAfrican Forum platform, to encourage the development of the framework for sustainable growth and prosperity.

Christian Kamayou

CEO MyAfricanStartUp, France

Kola Karim

Founder and CEO of Shoreline Group, Nigeria / UK

Manuel Mota

CEO of Mota-Engil Africa, Portugal

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Owner of APO Group, Gabon / France

Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl

Innovation Catalyst, PROWAH Co-Founder and Angel Investor, Switzerland

Sophia Bekele

Founder & CEO of DotConnectAfrica Group, Ethiopia / USA

Ziad Oueslati

Managing Director and Co-Founding Partner of AfricInvest, Tunisia


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP of the Portuguese Diaspora Council

A selected group of Portuguese Diaspora Counselors for the development of relevant topics and for the positioning and worldwide awareness of the EurAfrican Forum.

Carlos Pone

Former CEO AECOM Africa & Former CEO ABB SSA, Portugal / South Africa

Christophe Fonseca

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Gonçalo Terenas

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Miguel Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and Africa, Citigroup, Portugal / UK

Pedro Pereira da Silva

General Manager of Pick n’ Pay Retail, Portugal / South Africa

Sérgio Pimenta

Vice-President of International Finance Corporation for the Middle East and Africa, Portugal / USA