Alibaba founder Jack Ma is reportedly set to visit Kenya.
Mr. Ma will be in Nairobi on July 19, in his capacity as UNCTAD special adviser on youth entrepreneurship. This will be his first trip to Africa.
Together with UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Jack Ma will meet with young entrepreneurs to find ways in which they can be included in the global trade.
In his 3 day trip to Africa running from July 19 – 21st, Jack Ma will also visit Rwanda where he is the keynote speaker at Youth Connekt Summit, also organized by UNCTAD in conjunction with UNDP and Government of Rwanda.
Jack Ma is the second richest person in China with a net worth of $28 billion according to Forbes. He is currently the executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a holding company that owns popular eCommerce websites like Alibaba.com, Taobao, TMall and popular mobile web browser UCWeb.