Former Obama’s assistant appointed AFC director
Harris joins AFC after serving four years at the United States National Security Council at the White House in Washington, as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for African Affairs.
Sarah Alade, Chair of the Board of AFC, announced the appointment.
“We are delighted that Grant is joining Africa Finance Corporation as an Independent Director. He has extensive experience and contacts in Africa, having worked in a variety of senior roles advising on continental affairs,” said Alade.
“He also brings a strong business and legal background as well as a network of contacts with entities interested in doing business with the continent. He will be a great asset to Africa Finance Corporation and to its shareholders.”
Harris was particularly instrumental in institutionalizing trade and investment as a key pillar of US policy toward Africa, including the launch and coordination of the “Doing Business in Africa” campaign to increase US trade and investment.
He was also the primary architect of the highly successful US-Africa Leaders Summit, which Obama hosted in Washington in August 2014.
It generated $37 billion in commitments to increase investment, trade, and development throughout Africa.
– CAJ News
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