- CEO, PARMINDER VIR TO SPEAK ON THE HOW TEF IS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS AFRICA
- TEF TO HOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM STAKEHOLDERS IN BOTSWANA
Lagos, Nigeria, October 26, 2017 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) today announced its Chief Executive Officer Ms. Parminder Vir OBE speak at the De Beers Diamond Conference to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on November 7-9.
Joining other business leaders on a panel, she will speak on how entrepreneurship can serve as a catalyst for Africa’s development while also highlighting the role of women as drivers of the economy in Africa.
The conference, themed Building a sustainable business model, will cover a selection of topics including gender equity and diversity, entrepreneurship and partnership for business success and will have in attendance Government Officials, Diamond Industry leaders, private sector, and media.
In line with the Foundation’s mission to catalyse economic and social development in Africa through advocacy and creation of an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem that promotes African entrepreneurship, TEF while in Botswana will convene entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the SME ecosystem to discuss bridging the gap between the disparate startup communities across Africa as well as addressing the challenges of entrepreneurs within Botswana. This event will also include a screening of the TEF documentary which was recently premiered at the TEF Forum 13-14 October in Lagos, Nigeria.
About The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa. www.tonyelumelufoundation.org