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Bronwyn Nielsen:  Former CNBC,  CEO Nielsen Media and Associates

Bronwyn Nielsen was with CNBC Africa since its launch in 2007. As one of the first faces to join the channel, Nielsen comes with over 15 years in the African broadcasting industry.

Dr. Victor Oladokun:  Director, Communication and External Relations African Development Bank Director

Dr. Victor Oladokun is a highly accomplished communications and media practitioner with more than 25 years of demonstrated expertise in public relations, corporate branding, journalism, broadcasting, strategic communications consulting, leadership development, executive coaching and as an adjunct professor.

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong:  Founder/CEO Africa Consulting and Trading

Mr. Ibrahima Cheikh Diong is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Dakar- based pan-African management consulting and commercial facilitation firm, Africa Consulting and Trading (ACT).

Omar Ben Yedder: Group Publisher and Managing Director 

Omar Ben Yedder is the Group Publisher and Managing Director of leading publishing, events and communications group IC Publications. The organization has over 50 years’ experience in publishing magazines, country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. 

Esther Awoniyi:  Senior Anchor, CNBC

Esther Awoniyi graduated with a BA honours in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She began her journey in journalism as a newscaster and reporter at Minaj Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos.

Bilkisu Labaran: News Editor, Africa English , BBC

Bilkisu is an accomplished international journalist, communications expert, development specialist and editor/manager. In her current role as News Editor, Africa English she oversees the BBC’s programming in English including the flagship Focus on Africa reaching an audience of 79 million.