Jack Ma, a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of Internet-based businesses, is in Rwanda.
Jack Ma arrived in Kigali yesterday, to attend the YouthConnect Africa 2017 Summit hosted by H.E. President Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD, from 19 – 21 July 2017, Kigali, Rwanda.
The summit has provided a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs, and partnerships that will help unleash Africa’s youth potential.
The summit also marks the official roll out of the program across the rest of the continent and has attracted more than 3000 delegates including Heads of State, government leaders, executives from multinational companies that operate in Africa, leaders of civil society organizations, Africa’s development partners, members of the academia, successful young entrepreneurs, artists and youth opinion leaders from across the continent.
Jack Ma and UNCTAD Special Adviser on Young Entrepreneurs are gracing the occasion and will be welcomed by President Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
Born September 10, 1964, Jack Ma is currently the richest person in Asia and the 14th richest in the world, with a net worth of US$41.8 billion, as of June 2017.
He has become a global icon in business and entrepreneurship, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, and a philanthropist known for expounding his philosophy of business. He was ranked 2nd in Fortune’s 2017 "World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" list.