Ever since the early 2000a the Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos has been building a worldwide investment empire in a multiplicity of industries such as telecommunications, media, retail, finance, and industry. In 2013 she became the first female African billionaire. At that time her net worth was estimated to be a little over $2 billion. In 2015 she was named one of the most influential women in the world. She has previously successfully championed for the greater use of telecommunications in Africa. Now she is championing for a greater increase of energy throughout the continent to the end of sufficiency for 5G networks.
In this agenda, Isabel dos Santos is representing the Angolan telecommunications company, Unitel. Isabel is the eldest daughter of the former Angolan president, Eduardo dos Santos. She was born in 1973. Throughout her career, she has obtained much experience in infrastructure creation, economic development, and the implementation of new and emerging technologies. During this same time, she has gained a deep understanding of how the economy works. Her many works throughout Africa have directly led to the creation of 50,000 jobs.
Isabel dos Santos is still at work, encouraging entrepreneurship throughout the continent. To this end, she often produces videos that highlight African entrepreneurs. Isabel is a much-in-demand speaker on the topic of African economic improvement. In particular, she is asked to speak on the improvement of its digital infrastructures. She is proud to be able to say that over the past 20 years Unitel has spent more than $2.2 billion in fiber optic cables. She is particularly excited about the future of African e-commerce and online trading platforms.
Isabel dos Santos has often met in forums with some of Africa’s top technology and telecommunications experts. The most important of these meetings bring these people together at least once a year.
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