Isaac Sebakijje is the Director of African Business Development & Hospitality Advisor. He is an accredited hospitality professional with over 20 years global experience in the hotel industry. He has worked with leading companies in the UK, Germany and the United States and written many commentaries about the industry through the African and international media. He is a recipient of several professional hotel management and service awards from the Hilton Hotels Group and a member of the Institute of Hospitality, UK.
Isaac is also trained in the principles and practice of real estate sales and marketing by Long and Foster Real Estate School in Maryland, USA with additional training in renewable energy sources.
In Los Angeles, California, he was appointed secretary of the former AGOA Southern California Coalition, AGOA SCC. The group was formed immediately after the passage of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2000. Isaac has participated in various management, leadership and training workshops including those hosted by the US Exim Bank in Washington DC. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the congressional award winning African Global Economic & Development Summit, commonly known as the AGED Summit. It is a summit that brings Africa to America’s doorstep to assist with finding buyers & sellers of products, as well as technical and investment partners . Future summits will also be hosted in Africa’s capital cities.
Isaac’s entrepreneurial professionalism and disciplines enable him to create and perform in diverse and varied corporate functions. He is well traveled in Europe, United States and Sub Saharan Africa. He believes that the private sector, the African youth, women empowerment and diaspora involvement are the foundation for sustainable economic development in Africa. This equates with his focus of Africa’s fast-growing industries through global alliances, investments, public private partnerships and technology transfer.