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Mo Ibrahim Shares Lessons Learned From Working In Multinational Corporation

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  • Date Added : 4/20/2009
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Mo Ibrahim

  • Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • male
  • African
  • 1946 (Age: 76 years old)
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
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Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a Sudanese-born British mobile communications entrepreneur. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel. He is currently on the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and is a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School.

Ibrahim was employed by British Telecom for a time, and later worked as the technical director for Cellnet, a subsidiary of British Telecom. In 1989 he founded MSI, a consultancy and software company, which was bought by Marconi in 2000.

In 1998, MSI spun off MSI-Cellular Investments, later renamed Celtel, as a mobile phone operator in Africa.

In 2006, Ibrahim created the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The aims of the foundation are The stated aims of the foundation are to: stimulate debate on good governance across sub-Saharan Africa and the world, provide objective criteria by which citizens can hold their Governments to account, and recognize achievement in African leadership and provide a practical way in which African leaders can build positive legacies on the continent when they have left office.

Mo Ibrahim earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Alexandria and a master's degree from the University of Bradford, both in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D from the University of Birmingham in mobile communications.

Mo Ibrahim earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Alexandria and a master's degree from the University of Bradford, both in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D from the University of Birmingham in mobile communications.

My advice is yes, go work for a multinational, but don't stay too long. I learned a lot. I joined British Telecom. I was an academic, I left academia and went as a technical director, an engineer, I'm not a business man either, I went to be technical director for Silicon Valley. It was fun for me ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Discusses Inaccurate Picture That People Think Of With Regards To Africa
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 2 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Discusses Importance of Transparency and Strong Corporate Governance at Celtel
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 6 min. 41 sec.
Video 3 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Shares Lessons Learned From Working In Multinational Corporation
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 6 min. 4 sec.
Video 4 of 11 Mo Ibrahim States Innovation Comes From The Private Sector
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 2 min. 49 sec.
Video 5 of 11 Mo Ibrahim States Ethical Businesses Have To Have Social Value
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 4 min. 49 sec.
Video 6 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Shares Thoughts On Executive Compensation
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 4 min. 31 sec.
Video 7 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Shares Thoughts on Democracy And States Need For Structure
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 3 min. 35 sec.
Video 8 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Discusses Job Creation and Building Infrastructure
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 4 min. 47 sec.
Video 9 of 11 Mo Ibrahim Discusses Realization That Access To Cell Phones Created Equity In Africa
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 4 min. 33 sec.
Video 10 of 11 Mo Ibrahim States Importance of Being Able To Make The Decision To Walk Away
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 11 of 11 Mo Ibrahim States Africa Is An Open Frontier
  • Mo Ibrahim - Lecture - Investing in Africa
  • 4/27/2009
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • 1 min. 16 sec.

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