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2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit: Confirmed African Heads of Government and U.S. Government Officials

With just days remaining until the registration deadline, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), organizers of the 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit urge interested participants to secure their spots before the registration closes on May 1, 2024. This premier event, fostering partnerships and dialogue between American and African businesses, will take place from May 6 – 9, 2024 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit, under the theme “U.S.-Africa Business: Partnering for Sustainable Success,” offers an unparalleled opportunity for government officials, business leaders, investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to engage in discussions, explore trade opportunities, and forge strategic partnerships to drive economic growth and development across the African continent.

To register for the Summit, please visit the official website at

In addition to highlighting the impending registration deadline, CCA is thrilled to announce the following African Heads of Government who will be in attendance:

– H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia

– H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi

– H.E. Faure Gnassingbe, President, Republic of Togo

– H.E. Muhammad B. S. Jallow, Vice President, Republic of The Gambia

– H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola

– H.E. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho

– H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana

– H.E. José Maria Neves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde

– H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique

– H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President, Republic of Nigeria

– Hon. David Sengeh, Chief Minister, Republic of Sierra Leone

Confirmed U.S. Government Officials include:

  • Hon. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the U.S.A. to the United Nations  
  • Hon. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
  • Hon. Chair Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board, U.S. Export Import-Bank (EXIM)  
  • Hon. Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) 
  • Hon. Travis Adkins, President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) 
  • Hon. Enoh Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) 
  • Hon. Xochitl Torres Small, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • Hon. Amos Hochstein, Senior Adviser to the President for Energy and Investment, The White House 
  • Hon. Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Public Engagement, The White House 
  • Hon. Richard Nelson, Power Africa Coordinator
  • Hon. British Robinson, Prosper Africa Coordinator
  • Hon. Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, Department of State 
  • Hon. Nisha Biswal, Deputy CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) 
  • Amb. Geoff Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy and Natural Resources, Department of State 
  • Hon. Joy Basu, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Africa, Department of State
  • Hon. Thomas Bruns, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce  
  • Hon. Heather Lanigan, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) 

Confirmed International Officials:

  • Hon. Dr.  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization  
  • H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat 
  • Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, President, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
  • Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO, Trade and Development Bank
  • Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50 
  • Solomon Quaynor, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization, African Development Bank 
  • Okechukwu Ihejirika, COO – Caribbean Office, Afreximbank  

These esteemed leaders will contribute to the Summit’s discussions, share insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration with attendees from both sides of the Atlantic.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Stacey PompeyMarketing DirectorCorporate Council on

About the 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit:

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit is the flagship event organized by Corporate Council on Africa, dedicated to strengthening economic ties between the United States and Africa. With a focus on trade, investment, and partnership opportunities, the Summit convenes key stakeholders to promote sustainable development and prosperity across the African continent. 

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