General Olusegun Obasanjo
Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria,
Africa’s most populous nation, from 1999 to 2007.
He oversaw his country’s first democratic handover of power and
administrative reforms that accelerated economic growth.
Professor Peter Eigen, a lawyer by training, worked in economic
development for 25 years, mainly with the World Bank in Africa
and Latin America. From 1988 to 1991 and from 1999 to 2001,
Professor Eigen directed the World Bank’s regional mission in East Africa.
Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean national, is one of Africa’s
most respected business leaders.
He first came to international prominence when he fought
a landmark constitutional legal battle in Zimbabwe.
LMichel Camdessus, an economist and French national,
was managing director of the International
Monetary Fund from 1987 to 2000.
The Fund’s longest-serving leader to date,
he managed it during a period of immense global change.
Linah Mohohlo has played a key role in one of
Africa’s most successful economies as governor of
Botswana’s central bank since 1999. She became governor
in 1999 after 23 years with the bank and service
with the International Monetary Fund in Washington.
Tidjane Thiam, born in Côte d’Ivoire in 1962,
is the Chief Executive of Credit Suisse since June 2015.
He previously served as chief financial officer and then
chief executive of the London-based i
nternational financial services group Prudential plc.