ATLANTA – The CEO of Safaricom, East and Central Africa’s largest mobile phone
service provider, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Kenya Diaspora
International Conference and Investment Forum in Atlanta.
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The forum, organized by the Association of Kenya Professionals in Atlanta (AKPA) brings together Diaspora Kenyans consisting of enterpreneurs, academicians and the business community interested in investment opportunities in Kenya. Officials representing the Kenya government included Ms. Esther Koimett, Investment Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information.
Mshale News, as the conference’s official media sponsor added a multimedia team to its usual coverage.
About Tom Gitaa Gitaa
Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.
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