VIDEO: The IDP Foundation/Irene D. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development with Dr. Mo Ibrahim


Event Details

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 
UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber
First Avenue (between 42nd Street and 46th Street)
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Event Speakers

    • Dr. Mo Ibrahim
      Founder and Chair, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

      Dr. Mo Ibrahim is the Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which he established in 2006 to support good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent.
      Sudanese-born, Dr. Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished business career. He founded Celtel International, one of Africa’s leading mobile telephone companies, in 1998 which was sold to Zain in 2005 and was then purchased by Bharti Airtel in 2010.
      Dr. Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, an investment fund focused on Africa.
      Dr. Ibrahim has received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of academic institutions. He is also the recipient of a number of awards including: The GSM Association’s Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy (2008), the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2010); the Millennium Excellence Award for Actions in Africa (2012), the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (2012), the Africare Leadership Award (April 2013) and the Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize (June 2013).
      In 2008 he was listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    • Dr. Mo Ibrahim

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