Published On: Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

Former Obama’s assistant appointed AFC director

Grant HarrisLAGOS, (CAJ News) – AFRICA Finance Corporation (AFC), the Lagos-based  institution, has appointed Grant Harris as an independent 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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