The Africa Club is a student-run club at London Business School. We exist to promote engagement on Africa within the school and with a broader community, either in London, Africa or globally. Our members are individuals who have either worked in Africa or have cultural or professional interests in the continent.
- April 27 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Greeting from the Presidents
Muraho! Bonjour! Olá! مرحبا, Jambo! Hi!
First and foremost, allow us to welcome you to the world of the Africa Club at London Business School! Here you will get a peek into some of the things that make us one of the most vibrant clubs at London Business School, and how we use that as a launch pad to help drive business and growth on the African continent.
It would be remiss for us to not begin with a mention of Africa Business Summit – our flagship event, scheduled for 27th April 2019. It is one of the largest Africa conferences in Europe, attracting over 400 delegates, and providing them a chance to network, engage and think through the emergent trends and opportunities on the continent. In the past the conference has attracted high profile speakers such as His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana), Bob Diamond (Former Barclays CEO) and His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba (President of Gabon). For a taste of what the conference is like, we’ve shared a highlights package here
In addition to the annual Summit, we have a host of events and initiatives throughout the year. These are open to both the students at London Business School and the wider professional community in London, and often supported by guest speakers from across the African continent. These include student-led treks to African countries, Africa-focused speaker series and recruiting events, fire-side chats with leading thinkers from across the African continent as well as many social events to keep our community engaged
As one can imagine, there’s a great team that has come together to make this possible. We’re honoured to be a wonderful fabric woven from over a dozen countries (across multiple continents) who all share an enduring love for the African continent and an irrevocable excitement for the years of growth ahead for the countries that comprise it. Feel free to reach out to any of us here.
There’s clearly a lot to explore with the Africa Club at London Business School. We hope you feel excited. We hope you feel welcome. And most importantly, we hope you feel at home.
-Huw & Moses