Nakumatt boss to speak at continental trade forum

November 13, 2015
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Ramamurthy said the event will provide a platform for invited business and policymakers to discuss challenges limiting supply chain advancements in Africa/FILE
Ramamurthy said the event will provide a platform for invited business and policymakers to discuss challenges limiting supply chain advancements in Africa/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 – Nakumatt Holdings Regional Operations and Strategy Director Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, has been selected to address a forthcoming continental trade forum organised by The Economist Events, next week.

The Nakumatt team leader, who is also a Fellow of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK), will address the high level forum in Nairobi on November 17 dubbed Growth Crossings: Africa’s Role. The meeting aims to explore Africa’s role in global supply chains.

Ramamurthy, will participate in a panel session chaired and moderated by The Economist Africa Editor Jonathan Rosenthal. The session, titled: Viewpoints from business: The opportunities and limitations of procuring from Africa, will, examine the challenges and opportunities of building supply chain infrastructure in Africa.

Ramamurthy said the event will provide a platform for invited business and policymakers to discuss challenges limiting supply chain advancements in Africa. The forum, he added, will also seek to advance possible solutions to overcome supply chain challenges as continental enterprises seeks to expand across Africa.

“At Nakumatt, we welcome such thought leadership forums which can help explore potential solutions to some of the problems limiting retail growth across sub-Sahara Africa and beyond,” Ramamurthy said.

The Growth Crossings Africa Forum, will further seek to examine avenues to unlock the continents potential, to play a major role in global supply chains. Africa’s potential, if unlocked, will provide a good platform to increase trade between the more than 50 countries on the continent.

Other speakers listed for the Forum, include Standard Chartered Bank’s Senior Economist, Madhur Jha, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Trade Policy Expert, Helen Kenani and The Coca-Cola Company, General Manager, East Africa, Peter Njonjo, among others.

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