Karen TAYLOR

President, European Business Council for Africa (EBCAM).

EBCAM was founded in 1973 by European private sector associations, representing investors and operators in Africa. Through its members EBCAM today represents some 4,000 European companies with interests in the African continent, from the Maghreb to South Africa, and representing hundreds of thousands of employees. Their activities cover the complete range of commerce and industry, including agriculture, mining, transport, banking and the service sectors. Ms Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience in the international trade exhibitions industry. She currently also serves as chief operating officer of BCA-IA (Business Council for Africa-Invest Africa).