Dangote to lead World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has appointed the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, as a co-chair of next year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland.
The Executive Chairman of WEF, Prof. Klaus Schwab, in an invitation to the business mogul, said the WEF was of the belief that Dangote's participation would contribute significantly to the substance of the discussions.
Schwab said in the letter, 'The discussions aim to stimulate an unparalleled global dialogue among the relevant leaders from the government, business, academia, civil society and the media.
'In these unprecedented times, I feel that as co-chair, you will contribute significantly to the substance and relevance of the exchanges. You are well positioned to take on this role. Co-chair would in principle consist of your presence and participation in activities to be defined with you.'
Themed: 'The reshaping of the world: Consequences for society, politics and business,' the global meeting is scheduled to hold between January 22 and 25, 2014.
In the same vein, Dangote has been appointed to the steering committee of the United Nations Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative.
The Global Business Coalition for Education is a forum connecting businesses to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and the youth through education.
Launched on September 26, 2012, the Global Education First Initiative is a five-year initiative sponsored by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
A global advocacy platform at the highest level, it aims to generate a renewed push to achieve the internationally-agreed education goals set for 2015 and get the world back on track to meet its education commitments.