Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan business woman, who is known as Africa’s richest woman. According to a recent research on Forbes, she is also Africa’s first billionaire woman. In 2015, she was named as one of the 100 most influential and successful women across the globe (Wikipedia).
At a young age, she learned to be a successful leader, as she is the oldest child of the past President of Africa, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. As she wanted to become more successful, she started her career attending college in London. There, she studied electric engineering and also met her husband. Within the past twenty years, Dos Santos has become very influential, holding many management positions with companies. With her passion for business, she started working with her her father, as a project manager engineer. In the past, she has owned a trucking business, a Miami beach club and restaurant, and has became chairwoman of an oil company.
Due to her vast experience, she began to show interest in telecommunications, media, retail, finances, and the energy industry in Angola and Portugal. She created Unitel with Portugal Telecom to pursue her passion for technology. Isabel dos Santos, spoke at the European Parliament about the use of technology and media for the future economy of Africa. The growth of technological development could affect many sectors of activity in Africa, from banking to agricultural. The chairman of Unitel, Isabel dos Santos, spoke of digital developments at the Africa Summit of 2019.
At the Summit, the business woman, stated that the next revolution for Africa would be digital. She is hoping that in a short time, many Africans can have a bank account, can make sales, and transactions. However, the agriculture of Africa will play an important technology challenge. Public transportations, security, and affordable prices create a problem. Despite the hardships of the agriculture, the emerging of technology in Africa will promote a better life for the people and for the environment. Isabel dos Santos also referred to the quality of education and how technology will show a greater connection with Africa and the world. Isabel dos Santos continues to promote technology development for Africa, while supporting the level of quality for consumers.
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