“Good partnerships are essential to progress in so many endeavors, including business. The new Africa Business Fellowship is an innovative approach to brokering links between emerging leaders in the US private sector and some of Africa’s most dynamic companies. It has great potential to plant the seeds of new long term personal partnerships that can bring influential individuals in the US and African business communities closer together. I endorse this important initiative”. Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate