Chinese business magnate, Jack Ma is scheduled to give a public lecture at the University of Nairobi on July 20, 2017. Jack Ma is the founder and executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce Alibaba Group, a family of internet-based businesses.
Ma will be in Kenya on two-day visit to Kenya, to share entrepreneurial insights with the country’s young people. The founder of business-based company Alibaba worth 35 US Billion. The Chinese magnate is known for his philanthropy and business acumen. The Chairman of Alibaba Group continues to have global influence, recently being ranked 2nd on the Fortune 50 Greatest World Leaders of 2017. His success spawns from a difficult past, where he struggled to gain entry to college, being rejected four times as well as overcoming at least 30 job rejection letters.
Last year, Ma was named special advisor for youth entrepreneurship by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business. The public lecture will be at the Chandaria Centre for Performing Arts at the UoN towers, Main Campus at 2.00pm.