China in the African Century:

Growth, Green, Governance, & G55

Highlights from the 2021 Conference 



      H.E. Dr. Rania A. AL-Mashat

              Minister of International Cooperation 


Jingdong Hua

Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank

Pension Finance Administrator, World Bank Group

Amb. Alan Wolff 

Former Deputy Director General, the WTO 

Distinguished Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institute 

H.E. Ruth Kagia

Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy & Strategy) in the Executive Office of the President of Kenya

Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff

Former Co-Director General, the WTO

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 Professor Stephen Chan, OBE

Chair in World Politics, SOAS University of London

Foundation Dean of Law & Social Sciences

(Photo credit: Adine Sagalyn)

Dr. Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 

Professor Kevin Urama

Distinguished Professor; Senior Director

African Development Institute

African Development Bank Group

Leslie Maasdrop

CFO, the New Development Bank 

Dr. Nkosana Donald Moyo

Former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Founder of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)

Philip Thigo

Senior Adviser, Data, Innovation and Open Government, Office of the Deputy President of Kenya

Senior Director, Senior Director for Africa for the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Siddharth Chatterjee

UN Resident Coordinator, China

Prof. Haifang Liu

Director of African Studies, Peking Universiety 

Hannah Ryder

Founder, Africa Reimagined 

Professor Tim Allen 

Professor, Director, the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, the LSE 

Professor Shirley Ze Yu

Director, China-Africa Initiative, FLIA, the LSE

Sameer Hajee

Chief Executive Officer, Nuru Energy Group