Aubrey Hruby keynote speaker

Africa Investment Advisor, Co-Founder of Tofino Capital, Insider PR, and the Africa Expert Network, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council
  • African Business, Markets, and Investment
  • Business and Geopolitics
  • China in Africa
  • Climate Finance and the Energy Transition
  • Diversity in Fund Management
  • Economic Development
  • Geopolitics
  • Technology and Venture Capital in Emerging Markets
  • US Commercial Diplomacy
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Aubrey Hruby is the Co-Founder of Tofino Capital, Insider PR, and the Africa Expert Network, a Senior Fellow with the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, and an active investor in African start- ups.

Hruby has consulted extensively in over 30 African markets and regularly advises governments and Fortune 500 companies on doing business in Africa. She is the former Managing Director of the Whitaker Group, an Africa-focused advisory firm that has helped facilitate well over $2 billion in capital flows to the continent. Prior to that, she was an International Trade Specialist at the Barnett Group, where she worked with corporate clients to resolve trade problems across the Middle East and Africa.

Hruby writes regularly on African business issues for the Financial Times and Foreign Policy, among many other publications, and has been interviewed by outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg.

Hruby teaches at Georgetown University and is the co-author of the award-winning book The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse (New York City: Macmillan, July 2015). She earned an Executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and BAs in economics, political science, and international relations from the University of Colorado.

Aubrey Hruby has spoken at well over 150 conferences and events in recent years, including the Milken Institute Global Conference, the Concordia Summit, South by Southwest, the FT Africa Summit, AFSIC – Investing in Africa, and the IFC/EMPEA Annual Global Private Equity Conference, among many others. She has also testified before the United States Congress on trade and investment in Africa and regularly briefs Members of Congress and policy-makers across the US government on African business issues.


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