The New Global Crossroads in Africa
Part of KEY REGIONS/CRITICAL ISSUES series of the UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management / UCLA CIBER
Thursday, November 03, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Anderson School of Management
Haskell Ward is Senior Vice President of SEACOM, which developed and launched, in July of 2009, the first sub-marine fiber optics communications system linking Eastern and Southern Africa with Europe and Asia. Prior to his current position, Mr Ward was with Global Alumina, a major energy and mining company operating in Africa. Mr. Ward began his professional career as a volunteer in Kenya in 1962 with Operation Crossroads Africa, for which he later became a staff member. He was also member of one of the first groups of Peace Corps volunteers posted to Ethiopia in 1963. He later went on to work for the Ford Foundation (New York City and Lagos, Nigeria), where he specialized in economic development programs and strategies for the Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Ward currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Council on Africa, the largest institution in the United States promoting business and trade relationships with Africa. He serves as the American chairman of the United States/South African Business Forum, an initiative established last year to promote and expand business relationships between the United States and South Africa. He is also a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society in addition to serving as Chairman of the Society’s Global Advisory Committee.
Key Regions/Critical Issues is a program initiated by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management / UCLA CIBER that invites important and influential speakers with expertise in key regions of the world to discuss critical issues that impact the global political economy and global business. Past programs have included Ed Stein from MIT discussing energy policy in China; Steve Levine, a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal talking about the politics of oil on the Caspian Sea; and Mohammed Yunnus discussing the challenges of microfinance.
Cost: Free and open to the public