Speaking & Projects


Selected organizations & places where I have spoken

  • Africa Mobile & ICT 
  • Ashesi University
  • Association for Consumer Research
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
  • Fulbright Association 
  • Global Institute of Sustainable Development
  • International Academy of African Business and Development
  • Japanese International Cooperation Agency
  • Land Tours West Africa
  • McDonald’s
  • Republic of Ghana Ministries
  • National Black MBA Association
  • Northwestern University Program of African Studies
  • Stanford|SEED (Knoxxi/Corenett)
  • Subsistence Marketplaces Conference
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Great Cities Institute
  • University of Notre Dame

Some Topics of Engagement

I speak about a variety of issues at the heart of African markets. Working side-by-side businesses and consumers affords me the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with and critical insights into the opportunities and challenges that really matter. Listed here a just a few of them.

  • African consumer and business markets
  • Everyday engagement–companies and customers
  • Financing Africa’s growth
  • Globalization and social entrepreneurship
  • Marketing practices in African markets
  • Mobile money, payments and M-commerce in Africa
  • Mobile phone research methods
  • Mobile telecom and mobile phone markets in Africa
  • National branding and cultural tourism
  • Retailing and consumer experiences
  • Urban entrepreneurship/ micro-entrepreneurship
  • Urban market development

Let's start the conversation.

I speak with a variety of organizations and individuals regularly about business and consumers in African markets. If you would like to discuss a project, schedule me to speak at your next engagement, or simply dialogue about your interests and how I might help, please fill in the request form by clicking "Request Booking."