Billionaire Jack Ma, one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has announced his maiden visit to Africa to develop cooperation and discuss with the youth how to explore and exploit opportunities on the continent.
This was unveiled on Tuesday as Ma attended the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland where he announced his wish to meet African youth and politicians when he comes to Rwanda in July 2017.
According to media reports, Ma looks forward to bringing a group of Chinese business leaders to Kigali, Rwanda in Julyto meet with UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, African presidents and young entrepreneurs to explore and exploit ut entrepreneurial opportunities across the continent.
Jack Ma will be in Rwanda to attend Youth Connect summit in which renowned leaders from 11 African countries will attend from 19th to 21st July 2017.
Ma reportedly said that this trip, his first to Africa, would focus on how eCommerce could support sustainable development, education and environmental protection.