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Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club

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DOING BUSINESS IN CONGO

The Doing Business in Congo Forum at Harvard is dedicated to promoting dialogue around the business climate and investment opportunities in DRC.

 

The government of Hon. Felix Tshisekedi has indicated its commitment to creating and sustaining a platform of economic growth and prosperity. This forum hopes to engage in dialogue around the issues needed to make this happen. DRC is open for business.

 

This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for African Studies.

INVESTMENT FUND

Our Fund offers our members an opportunity to research, identify, vet and fund both small businesses and large corporations working in/with Africa.

The HABIC Trade Fund invests in ETFS, mutual funds and stocks in traded publicly in the NYSE / NASDAQ with ties to Africa. We make investments in sectors as diverse as telecommunications and mining.

The ​HABIC Small Business Fund makes small loan investments to small businesses across Africa directly or through partners.

FELLOWSHIP


HABIC Fellows work with organizations in Africa across various projects. We help organizations with fundraising, market research, financial modeling and do consulting work.

 

This model allows businesses across the continent to access top-tier talent from Harvard and allows our members gain real - world experience of doing business in Africa. 

EVENT SERIES

The Speaker Series brings leading innovators, businesspeople and thought-leaders to campus to engage and share experiences with membership.

 

The Dinner Series bring together members in one of Harvard's dining halls to discuss emerging issues from the continent and know each other intimately.

The Case Study Series engages our members with Harvard Business School professors in a traditional HBS case study lecture style.

AFRICA - CHINA BUSINESS & INVESTMENT FORUM

In Spring 2019, we will host the inaugural Africa - China Business Forum. 

This Forum aims to bring together leaders from China and various Africa countries in government, business and investments and to engage them on the state of Sino-African business relations.

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Miles Neumann is a senior studying Applied Mathematics and Economics. He is originally from Point Clear, Alabama. He has been involved in HABIC since his freshman year at Harvard. Over the years, Miles has had the privilege to travel many times to Kenya, and has also spent significant amounts of time in Namibia and South Africa. 

Co-President

Miles Neumann '20

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Romnick is a sophomore in Leverett House.  He is studying Environmental Science and Public Policy with a secondary in economics.

VP, Investment Operations

Romnick Blanco '22

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Asa is a rising senior concentrating in Economics and Government. He works with businesses and Harvard affiliates to mentor Habic members

VP, Professional Development

Asa Silverman '20

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Serges is a senior concentrating in Computer Science with a secondary in Economics. He works with businesses to accelerate HABIC members' careers.

VP, Corporate relations

Serges Saidi'20

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Tom studies Psychology on the Cognitive Science track and a secondary in Economics. He previously served as the President of HABIC. He lives in Eliot House. 

President Emeritus

Tom Osborn '20

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Bruce studies Computer Science with a secondary in Psychology. He oversees the club's initiatives and agendas. He lives in Dunster House. 

Co-President

Bruce Gatete '20

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Djibril is a sophomore from Rwanda studying Economics and African studies. He is the VP of operations, and he lives in Eliot house. 

VP, Operations

Djibril Rushingabigwi '22

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Alexis Elliot is a sophomore in Kirkland House pursuing Economics. At Harvard, Alexis is the Sponsorships Co-Director for the Women in Business Club, a member of the Women’s Club Soccer team, and part of the Association of Black Harvard Women. As a woman of Ghanian heritage, Alexis is passionate about business matters and foreign relations on the African continent, especially in West Africa. In her free time, Alexis enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. 

VP, Corporate Relations

Alexis Elliott '22

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Jordan is a sophomore concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Chemistry. He directs all aspects of accounting operations. He lives in Eliot House.

VP,  Finance

Jordan Mubako '22

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Lerato is a sophomore doing a double major in Physics and Math with a minor in Computer Science. He also directs aspects of accounting operations. He lives in Lowell.

VP, Finance

Lerato Takana '22

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Lincoln is a senior in Leverett House studying Classics and Government.  On campus, he is also a member of Harvard College China Forum and the club squash team.  He has previous work experience in Ghana and more recently is a founding member of a Kenya-based agriculture startup.

VP, Publicity

Lincoln Herrington '20

 

SPONSORS

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We are grateful for the support provided by  our current sponsors. To learn more about HABIC's corporate sponsorship program, or to discuss partnerships on behalf of your firm or organization, please email harvardafricabusiness@gmail.com.