Mahama to address NABA Summit in Oslo

President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has been short-listed among a host of speakers to address the 4th Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) Summit which comes off on October 30 at Oslo, Norway.The event, the largest Nordic business conference on Africa, would welcome African and Norwegian leaders from across industries who would address the main challenges and opportunities facing African infrastructure development.
The parallel sessions will focus on case studies within chosen sectors: impact investment, renewable energy, agribusiness and aquaculture, oil and gas.
The leaders will convene under the theme “Mapping the African Infrastructure Landscape.”
“The Summit builds on the strong African Norwegian ties and a commitment to continue to develop this relationship. We are extremely honored to welcome the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende,” says Eivind Fjeldstad, the founder and managing director of the Norwegian African Business Association. norwegian-african-business-summit-investing-in-africas-infrastructure-300x200
He added; “Investment in infrastructure accounts for over half of the recent improvements in economic growth in Africa. We know it has the potential to achieve even more. That is why infrastructure is on the agenda.”
35 confirmed speakers, and approximately 350 participants will convene with African and Norwegian policy makers, business leaders, and high-level delegates. The summit hosts a unique opportunity to meet with more than 20 African ambassadors.
Confirmed speakers include:
• H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana
• Mr. Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
• Sir Paul Collier, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University
• Mr. James Mworia, CEO, Centum Investments
• Mr. Reynir Indahl, Partner, Altor Equity Partners
• Mr. Kim Wahl, Chairman, Voxtra
• Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
• Ms. Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Senior Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa, Statoil
• Mr. Kalle Moene, Professor, Department of Economics University of Oslo
• Ms. Helen Hai, Group Vice President, Huajian Group
• Mr. Sverre Skogen, Chairman, AGR Energy
• Ms. Koosum Kalyan, Board of Director, Aker Solutions
• Mr. Jyrki Koskelo, Head of Strategy, Atlas Mara Group
• Mr. Harris Utne, Partner, Rystad Energy
• Mr. Mark Eddo, CEO, Mark Eddo Media Ltd.
• Mr. Lanre Akinola, This is Africa/Financial Times
• Dr. Jolyon Ford, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is a body that seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serves as a bridge between Norwegian and African business communities.

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