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Kenya BPO boss joins global body

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 – The Chief Executive Officer of Kenya’s business process outsourcing operator, Kencall, Nicholas Nesbitt has been appointed as a member of The Global Agenda Council on the future of Mobile Communications 2009.

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Network of Global Councils is a platform for African public and private sector leaders to participate in highlighting the catalytic role of mobile communications in business and stimulating growth.

The Network is used by the World Economic Forum to leverage access to the leaders to form and shape opinion on the foremost topics in the global arena.

The council plays a key role in monitoring global issues and elaborating recommendations to address them. Each council comprises of 15 to 20 members and serves as an advisory board to the forum and other interested parties, such as governments and international organisations.

A letter signed by Professor Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum indicates that Mr Nesbitt will be joining 700 business leaders from all over the World for a three-day inaugural summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai from November 20 to 22, 2009. 

“Participants of this interdisciplinary event will engage in interactive workshops and sessions to set priorities for the most compelling ideas for improving the state of the world – from groundbreaking areas of research to new and exciting developments to address the world’s challenges,” the letter further indicated.

The outcomes will be presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to be held in 2010 for further discussion and action.

Speaking after accepting the appointment, Mr Nesbitt said the value of World Economic Forum lies in its ability to focus the energy and experience of global leadership to distil complex issues into clear and tangible solutions which can drive Africa’s recovery.

“I am therefore truly honoured and pleased to be part of this positive role that has the power to change and impact lives for the better,” he said.

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Mr Nesbitt is currently involved in spearheading the local team lobbying for Kenya to host WEF in 2010.

He is credited with founding and building KenCall the first of Kenya’s business process outsourcing (BPO) and contact centre services providers. 

WEF under the supervision of Switzerland’s Federal Government is a Geneva-based non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the World including health and environment.

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