University of Wisconsin–Madison

AFRICA AT NOON: Steve C. Wallace

When:
February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-02-14T12:00:00-06:00
2018-02-14T13:00:00-06:00

“Obroni and the Chocolate Factory: A Case Study of Ghana, Globalization and Cocoa”

Steve Wallace
Founder and President
The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

Special Offer!

Signed copies of Wallace’s “Obroni and the Chocolate Factory” will be available for purchase after this week’s Africa at Noon courtesy of Mystery to Me Books.

Description

Wallace will address globalization, the entrepreneur’s journey, cross-cultural issues, the cocoa value chain and the potential for wealth creation in Ghana and other African emerging economies, social enterprises, and the challenges of starting a business in Africa. He looks forward to a lively Q and A. Afterwards, Steve will be happy to sign copies of his recent book which has been called, “a rare glimpse into the mind of an unusually literate and articulate entrepreneur.”

Bio

Wallace founded Omanhene, and in 1994 it became the first company to sustain exports of premium chocolate manufactured entirely (bean-to-bar) in Africa.

He is also one of three partners in NuMedika, LLC whose flagship product, Teledokta, is a telemedicine primary healthcare delivery platform providing continuity of care using Ghanaian medical providers (doctors, laboratories and pharmacies). Teledokta also creates an electronic health record for each patient. Teledokta, recently  completed a successful pilot with MTN, the largest mobile network provider in Africa.

Steve was selected as an inaugural TED Fellow in 2007, delivered a TEDx talk in Accra, and authored the recent book “Obroni and the Chocolate Factory: An Unlikely  Story of Globalization and Ghana’s First Gourmet Chocolate Bar.”

Wallace first came to Ghana as a 16-year old exchange student and lived with a traditional Ghanaian family of 21 children, 3 mothers and 1 father.

Wallace holds degrees from Brown and the University of Chicago Law School and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

See: www.omanhene.com and www.numedika.com.