‘Africa’s Most Successful Women’ Keynote Mo Abudu


In January 2015, she was named one of Forbes’ “Africa’s Most Successful Women.” Mosunmola Abudu (Mo Abudu) has made her mark in various fields of endeavor, from being  an Executive with ExxonMobil to being the Founder of Vic Lawrence & Associates, one of Nigeria’s leading outsourcing firms. She is the Creator, Executive Producer and Hostess of “Moments with Mo” and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s First Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network.

EbonyLife TV is changing global perceptions of the African continent through its broadcast of premium, home grown and original programming. With its focus on youth aged 18 – 34 and production of over 1000 hours of premium content, EbonyLife TV broadcasts to Pan-African audiences on the DSTV platform, and in the UK on Talk, which is now available globally to the world through its recently launched VOD service.

Showing exclusively on EbonyLife TV, Moments with Mo is Africa’s first syndicated talk show and continues an impressive list of guests. From Presidents to Nobel Laureates, celebrities to Governors, this show has opened Pan-African viewers to the world in a new, extremely engaging and progressive way. Past guests include US Secretary of-State, Mrs. Hilary Rodham-Clinton, Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of IMF as well as a honours list of African presidents and leaders. We are incredibly honoured to welcome Mo Abudu to this year’s Business in Africa Conference and hope you will join us to meet this wonderful trailblazer!


Introducing Keynote Speaker Sola David-Borha


Sola David-Borha is the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a full service financial Group with eleven subsidiaries including Stanbic IBTC Bank, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Stanbic IBTC Trustees and Stanbic IBTC Asset Management.

Prior to this appointment, Sola served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank from May 2011 to November 2012. She also served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Head of Investment Banking Coverage Africa (excluding South Africa). She has acted in other capacities including Acting Managing Director of IBTC Chartered Bank PLC and Executive Director for Corporate & Investment Banking.

She served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Verification and Reconciliation of Fuel Subsidy Payments in 2012, and as a member of the nominating committees of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in 2013 and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) in 2014.

Sola David-Borha holds a first degree in Economics and an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. Her executive educational experience includes the Advanced Management Programme of the Harvard Business School. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and also a council member of the CIBN Practice License Board. She is also the Vice Chairman of the board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. We are extremely excited and honored to welcome Mrs. David-Borha to the 2015 Business in Africa Conference!