Nigerian business executive and Vice Chairman of Globacom, Bella Disu was in Kigali this week attending the Africa CEOs Forum which was taking place at the Kigali Convention Centre.
Disu is one of the few prominent women in business in Africa. She serves at the top boards of different companies, and is also an arts enthusiast and philanthropist.
She provides strategic leadership as the Executive Vice-Chairman of Globacom, a multinational telecommunications company operating in Nigeria and Ghana. The company, founded in 2013, is ranked among the most admired ‘Made-in-Africa’ brands (African Business, 2017).
Disu met President Paul Kagame in Kigali, a conversation that her company said in a statement, focused on emphasizing the role of digital technology to push economic prosperity on the African continent.
She also spoke on one of the panels, highlighting the importance of empowering women especially in business.
The executive, whilst chairing a session on “Women in Business” on the opening day of the forum, commended Rwanda for the policy of 50 per cent female representation in all appointments.
She also called for more gender parity on the boards of companies.
“There are no two ways about it, women must continue to advance. After all, we make up more than half of the world’s population. My charge to women is to keep climbing the career ladder,” she said.
Julius Bizimungu is a young Rwandan Business Journalist with keen interest in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), Finance and other money matters; he is an ardent Internet of Things (IoT) and latest technologies reporter, and has extensively covered entrepreneurship, trade and business related stories in different countries, including Denmark, Switzerland, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya, among others.
(Featured image courtesy The Daily Times, Nigeria)