Professor Landry Signé

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Professor Landry Signé is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, Curator of the World Economic Forum's Africa Transformation Map, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, Chairman of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, president of a strategy firm and global adviser at AMPION Catalyst for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa. He is a recipient of over sixty awards and distinctions from four continents and has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for “finding innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” Andrew Carnegie fellow for being one of the “most creative thinkers,” Desmond Tutu fellow for driving “the transformation of Africa,” Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Fellow for his preeminent scholarship “uniting the world of ideas to the world of policy,” and one of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World. As a pioneer in the Silicon Valley, he is the first to have taught at Stanford an award-winning course presenting Africa as a continent of economic opportunities (Emerging African Markets: Strategies, Investments and Government Affairs), and his work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Harvard International Review, among others.