Roberta Annan to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame



Roberta Annan – a renowned global development consultant, impact investor and philanthropist –will be the youngest African to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame at the International Forum on African Leadership— an event sponsored by African Leadership Magazine. Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly, the forum will provide a global platform to foster debate on building a strong and prosperous Africa. The event will take place at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, NY on September 22 beginning at 11 am and concluding at 3 pm.

“This is truly a great honor and I am so humbled by such a recognition. I hope my work will continue to inspire Young Leaders in Africa to focus on creating meaningful impact for the betterment of our Continent,” said Ms. Annan.

As a proponent and champion of Impact investing on the continent, Roberta Annan is one of many African young change makers doing the continent proud on the global stage. African Leadership Magazine UK recognizes the contribution of Young Africans to the growth and development of the continent, their ingenuity; entrepreneurial spirit and resilience have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the continent. To this end, African Leadership as part of its mandate of showcasing the best of the continent to the rest of world, is making a renewed commitment towards ensuring the young change makers are given the pride of place on the global stage.

With a theme of “Leadership beyond good Intentions: Delivering Sustainable growth and development in Africa,” the forum seeks to highlight key issues affecting Africa’s future including gender mainstreaming; harnessing the power and potential of Africa’s youth; rethinking Africa’s security and counter terrorism strategies; and availing investors an insight into the diverse sectors of Africa’s ecosystems. There will be opportunities for breakout sessions, panel discussions, networking and more.

The African Leadership Hall of Fame, is the Magazine’s selection of some distinguished Africans and friends of Africa, who have and are still contributing to the continent’s growth and development. Members of the Hall of fame are selected by the Magazine’s advisory board, after a painstaking selection process.

If any members of the media would like an interview while Ms. Annan is in New York City, either in person or via phone/Skype, please email

About Roberta Annan

Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Roberta has lived and worked on four continents and founded businesses including Roberta Annan Consulting and Frallain, a charity supporting the empowerment of women within the textile and fashion industry. Roberta is a Senior Advisor at the LJ Partnership and a founding partner of LJ Africa Advisors. Roberta is spearheading LJ Partnership’s strategy to deliver financial services and client solutions across Sub Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining LJ Partnership, Roberta worked for the United Nations where she raised funds and established formidable relationships with prominent individuals, government officials, and HNWI’s. While at the UN, Roberta worked in various capacities within different initiatives such as the South-South News, United Nation Development Program (UNDP) – Community and Adaptation Learning Mechanism, United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID).

Roberta holds a Masters degree (summa cum laude) in Biotechnology from Georgetown University and received a Bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. More recently she enrolled in the Program For Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School.

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

Since its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 480, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe and the US. It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events around the world. The magazine has over 570,000 fans on facebook and a virile readership on other social media. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate the lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. We believe in building sustainable leadership in Africa through exchange of ideas in tandem with global best practices. The magazine shall continually seek to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.


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