By Ayo Onikoyi
Renowned entrepreneur and committed philanthropist, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, Chairman, Cornfield Group will share the stage with notable world leaders and achievers at the 5th Commonwealth Africa Summit taking place in London between March 12 and 14, 2018.
Agbeyo will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony alongside renowned global leaders like Lord Alan Watson of Richmond (former Chair, Coca Cola Europe Advisory Board), John Dramani Mahama (former President of Ghana), Mrs Amina J. Mohammed (U.N. Deputy Secretary General), and Baroness Shreela Flather (Co-Chair Commonwealth Africa Initiative) among others.
The event kick-starts with an exclusive invites only wreath-laying ceremony and welcome reception at House of Lords in honour of the UN Decade for People of African Descent on Monday, March 12. The Summit will be attended by Senior Government and Business Leaders from across Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth including CEOS, COOs, Ministers, Governors, Civil Society representatives, High Commissioners, Mayors and other stakeholders.
Agbeyo will be joining the league of renowned global leaders who have presented keynote address in the past. The list includes Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Rt Hon Baleka Mbete (Speaker of the Parliament of South Africa), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Baroness Lynda Chalker of Wallasey; Lord Alan Watson of Richmond; Lord Ahmed of Rotherham; Baroness Uddin of Bethnal Green; Simon Walker, Director General of the British Institute of Directors (IOD); Clive Carpenter, Vice Chairman Business Council on Africa; Dr. Caroline Harper CBE – CEO Commonwealth Sightsavers; Mr Tonye Cole – CEO Sahara Energy; Ministers of Government, and many other Global Leaders.