Marrakesh: Strong US delegation to the US-Africa Business Summit

Alice Albright (pictured), CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), will lead the US delegation to africa prosperity At the US-Africa Business Summit, July 19-22. This event is organized by Corporate Council of Africa The Kingdom of Morocco aims to promote trade and investment between African countries and the United States.

The US delegation includes senior government officials and prominent US investors representing more than $1 billion in assets. During the forum, the US will showcase Prosper Africa’s private sector-focused approach, connecting dynamic US and African companies looking to do business with each other, and global investors looking for the long-term returns offered by fast-growing African markets.

The delegation will participate in broad exchanges to stimulate more investment in Africa and promote new global infrastructure and the investment partnership just launched by President Biden and the G7. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has mobilized $1.1 billion in Morocco, and its new brand will offer $460 million for Employment and Earth Charter in Morocco; The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will announce new commitments to advance the development of ICT, clean energy, and health infrastructure across the continent; The African American Development Foundation (USADF) will highlight the central role of African small and medium enterprises in facilitating the continent’s growth and economic recovery; Prosper Africa’s chief operating officer will announce new funding opportunities and closing deals.

The delegation consists of:

● Alice Albright, Managing Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation

● Ino Ibong, Director of the US Trade and Development Agency

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● Travis Adkins, CEO, United States Foundation for African Development

● Investors and fund managers from Casey Family Programs, the San Francisco Employee Retirement System, and the New York State Insurance Fund, among others.

and other leaders from across the US government, including:

● Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, White House National Security Council

● Akuna Kok, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, US Department of State

● Andrew Herskewitz, Director of Development, US International Development Finance Corporation

● Heather Lanigan, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, US Trade and Development Agency

● Dineke Laurent-Mantey, Africa Director, White House National Security Council

● K. Kim, Senior Associate Vice President, Integrated Operations Division, Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC

● Leslie Marbury, Director of Operations, Prosper Africa

● Camille Richardson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Global Markets for the Middle East and Africa, US Department of Commerce

● Aaron Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of U.S. and Foreign Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

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