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Northeastern University’s Global Leadership Summit Makes its way to Africa for The First Time!



Northeastern University’s Global Leadership Summit Makes its way to Africa for The First Time!

Northeastern University’s Global Leadership Summit, a renowned and dynamic summit of thought leadership, is coming to Ghana, Africa for the first time.

The Global Leadership Summit brings together Northeastern students, alumni, parents and leaders from around the world. The Summit will explore issues ranging from business to sustainability to culture to entrepreneurship in a region that is meaningful to the Northeastern community. Accra, Ghana is the location of the fourth annual event; previous summits were held in Paris, Shanghai and Mumbai. The summit runs from the 8th to the 11th of March with the speaking program and discussion taking place at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City.

Hosted by Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, the event welcomes a wide array of esteemed speakers and guests including Virginia E. Palmer (US Ambassador to Ghana), Alima Bello (Creative Director and Owner of Bello Edu and fashion entrepreneur), Sipho Dlamini (CEO of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), M.anifest (Musician/Creator), Kofi Kinaata (Ghanaian musician and songwriter) and Sheikh Jobe (Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank), Sam Immanuel (CEO of Semicolon Africa) and Kwame Agyapong Oppong (Chief FinTech Officer at Bank of Ghana). Expected guests also include H. E. Grace Jeanet Mason (South African High Commissioner to Ghana and Sierra Leone), Mansa Nettey (CEO at Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC and President of Ghana Association of Banks).

The program is devoted to empowering participants to share experiences, create connections and collaborate on different ways to impact the world.


Commencing on the 8th of March, the Global Leadership Summit will include a cultural exploration of Accra, including visiting museums, local artists and markets. The 10th of March will be an interactive session on a wide range of topics from business, sustainability to culture. Panel discussions will include The Transformative Art of Creativity and Culture, Is Africa Ready For The Fourth Industrial Revolution? and Captains of Industry. The program will also feature Women Who Empower: A Journey of Passion and Purpose, with remarks from Elsie Addo Awadzi, Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana.

The panels will feature business and civic leaders from industry and government. The day of the speaking program will be followed by an immersion of cultures in Cape Coast, including historical site visits and discussions on global communities and economies. The program will fully conclude on the 12th of March with a morning program for the university’s Young Global Leaders and invited guests. The event will also celebrate Northeastern’s new fundraising campaign: Experience Powered by Northeastern.

About the Northeastern Global Leadership Summit:

Northeastern University is a global research university and the world leader in experiential learning with 14 campuses around the world. Northeastern’s Global Leadership Summit is an annual event that convenes communities in international cities to explore themes affecting the university, higher education, and the world. The insights gained from new perspectives and environments energize and inform its efforts to build the global university system of the future, with the support of alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends from all corners of the world.


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