TANCon 2014
The African Network
Speakers & Panelists


Keynote Speaker

Teresa Clarke

Chairman and CEO
Africa.com LLC

Teresa H. Clarke is the chairman and CEO of Africa.com LLC.

Africa.com is changing the way the world sees Africa. Africa.com is the fastest growing Africa-related website, with nearly five million page views per month from users in over 200 countries. Africa.com gives its users premium content on travel, business, blogs, news, and analysis, by creating much of its own content, and partnership with organizations such as the Committee on African Studies at Harvard University, McKinsey & Co., Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. At Goldman Sachs & Co, Ms. Clarke was a managing director in the investment banking division, where she led mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and in Europe. She also led the Goldman Sachs Africa-Aspen Program, a leadership development project for emerging public- and private-sector African leaders.

Ms. Clarke lived in South Africa from 1995-2000 during which time she taught corporate finance in the MBA program at Wits Business School and served on the investment committee of a private equity fund that invested in the Southern Africa region.

Ms. Clarke co-founded the Student Sponsorship Programme of South Africa (www.sspsa.org). SSP provides academically talented but economically disadvantaged South African students with scholarships and mentors to attend private schools. SSP has provided scholarships to more than 600 South African high school students, valued at more than $10 million since its inception more than a decade ago.

Ms. Clarke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of the Student Sponsorship Programme South Africa, Southern Africa Legal Services (Legal Resources Centre), the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Opportunity Agenda, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York City.

Ms. Clarke received a bachelor's degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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