The kick-off event marked the official start of the Global Black Impact Summit that took place on 8th December 2021 at Raffles, The Palm Dubai. The event witnessed inspiring keynote speeches and three round table panel discussions on the topics of “uniting and empowering the global black community – building sustainable & impactful black communities”. The kick-off event featured leaders from business, government, and civil society, as well as representatives from international organizations. The panel discussion highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship, education, woman & youth empowerment.
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Board Members of Black Impact Foundation

Clarence Seedorf

Black Impact Foundation

Wilma Gillis-Burleson

Board Member

Ron Lemmers


Rachel Drielinger


NJ Ayuk

Vice Chairman

Ivolaine de Nobrega

Board Member

Vincent Hooplot

Board Member


HRH Queen Diambi

Her Royal Highness of
The Democratic Republic of Congo

Domenica Ghidei Biidu

European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance


Clarence Seedorf

Black Impact Foundation

Michelle Chivunga N

CEO / Investor of Global Policy House


Executive Chairman
African Energy Chamber

Speakers for Kick-off Event

Ogutu Okudo

Member Board of Directors
National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Kojo Annan

Chairman of Boardroom One, Chairman of Made In Africa (MIA)

DJ Cuppy

Cuppy Foundation

Akinwole Omoboriowo

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Genesis Energy Holding

Deborah Martin

President & CEO
DM Milan Group

Prashant Agarwal

CEO of Serneke International

Alycia Powell

Co-Founder & CEO
Champions for Philanthropy, Inc

C. Derek Campbell

Executive Chairman
AlphaSierra Group

Peggy Burke

Advisor on Political & Public Issues

Tunde Folawiyo

Managing Director
Yinka Folawiyo Group

Robert Bush Jr

CEO & President
Mutombo Coffee

Siyabulela Mandela

Regional Project Manager (East & Southern Africa)
Journalists for Human Rights

Jason Bhugwandass

ExpEx - Experienced Experts

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