G. Kofi Annan is a strategist, technologist, and innovation catalyst. Since 2003 he has worked feverishly to bridge the innovation and ideas gap between communities in emerging economies (e.g. Africa, China, India) and their counterparts in the USA and Europe. Currently, Kofi holds dual roles, one as Chief Catalyst at Annansi LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on business and consumer in emerging markets, and another as Director of Multichannel & Digital Strategy at Ogilvy CHWW, a global communications agency serving clients across 36+ countries.
Kofi is a leading thinker on media, connectivity, and technology's transformative role in business and society. He is an advisor to technology and media startups in Africa, counsels African government officials on communications and media strategies, and works with global brands like PUMA on their engagement strategies for emerging markets customers. Kofiâ€™s work at the intersection of technology, and media has garnered him a Rising Star award nomination, and he has been cited and featured in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Reuters, and the LA Times.
Kofi has contributed chapters to 2 books on emerging media and technology trends. He also frequently shares ideas and insights through social media, through his highly popular blog Annansi Chronicles, and as a contributor to business news channels such as TheGlobalPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. Kofi is a regular speaker at marketing and business conferences, having spoken at Harvard University, the Smithsonian Museum, and the SXSW Interactive Conference among others.