NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Roberta Annan, Founder of African Fashion Fund, The Frallain Group and Founding Partner of LJ Africa Advisors was the youngest African to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame at the International Forum on African Leadership — an event sponsored by African Leadership Magazine. The event took place at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, NY on September 22 alongside the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.
As a proponent and champion of impact investing, Ms. Annan is one of many African young change makers doing the continent proud on the global stage. African Leadership Magazine recognizes the contribution of exceptional Africans to the growth and development of the continent, as well as their ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit and resilience that have contributed immensely to its growth and development.
“This is truly a great honor and I am so humbled by such a recognition. I hope my work will continue to inspire Young Leaders in Africa to focus on creating meaningful impact for the betterment of our Continent,” said Ms. Annan.
Past outstanding honourees of the African Leadership Magazine, who are also members of the Hall of Fame include, H.E Hifikepunye Pohamba, former President of Namibia, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania; H.E Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone; H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; H. E John Kufour former President of Ghana, H.E Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria, HRM Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Nigeria Central Bank Governor and Emir of Kano, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder Mo Ibrahim Prize for Leadership; Dr. Donald Kebaruka, former President of the African Development Bank Group; Hon. Xavier Luc-Duval, Vice Prime Minister, Republic of Mauritius; Mo Dewji, CEO METL Group, Tanzania, Alonzo Fulgam, Fmr. International Coordinator, USAID; Chief Oba Otudeko of the Honeywell Group, H.E. President Hage Geingob of Namibia, US Congressman John Lewis, US Congressman Gregory Meeks
About African Fashion fund:
African Fashion Fund (AFF) is a not-for-profit organization that supports and develops emerging African fashion designers. AFF aims to further African fashion designers’ success in the global fashion industry and luxury market by providing capacity building through internship placements, assistance with sales and distribution, and networking opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge.
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