Bloomberg Inaugurates First Global Business Forum with Dangote, Others
American Philanthropist, businessman and former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has just inaugurated his first Global Business Forum with an astounding line up of global innovators including Africa’s richest man, Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote.
The inauguration took place on September 21, 2017, in New York, United States of America.
Following talks by former US president, Bill Clinton; French president, Emmanuel Macron; Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, Dangote took the stage with Bill Gates of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, and Masayoshi Son of Soft Bank.
The CEO of ‘The Carlyle Group,’ David Rubenstein, was the moderator of the talk on technology’s ability to disrupt poverty.
On the other hand, Dangote cited Nigeria’s 130 million cell phone lines and his own company’s initiative to use biometric data and mobile banking to target one million Nigerian women for small grants.
Dangote and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also cited their collaborated effort in fighting polio, by vaccinating seven million children using mobile trackers.
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