Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman who founded Celtel, a telecommunications company which had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. He sold the company for $3.4 billion and set up the Mo Ibrahim foundation to encourage better governance of Africa. What I love about the video is the confidence and surety he speaks with about current African leaders. To have leaders of nations who are in their 80’s and even 90’s is ridiculous, because to understand your constituency you must be able to comprehend the nuances of the world they have grown up in. Technology, global market changes, social progression and education are all vital factors to enhancing a country’s overall well-being. I think that older leaders will not be able to make the correct decisions when it comes to many subjects, including the ones I just named, keeping countries stagnant in progress.
Its amazing to hear about a black British-African billionaire who is well educated, philanthropic and brave. These are the role models we need to be seeing.