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UNITEL becomes first Angolan company to be included in World Economic Forum list of Partners

by Milicent Atieno
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UNITEL is the latest African Associate Partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the first Angolan company to make the cut for the exclusive network of Partner level of companies.

As a Partners, UNITEL will now be included in the organization of the WEF’ Forums across Africa. It will also be actively involved in the organization’s projects and be represented at the upcoming Davos Annual Meeting in 2020, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, and the Regional Summits in Africa and the Middle East.

WEF as an multinational organization is committed to improving the state of the planet using entrepreneurship programs around the world. The WEF’s board selects a limited number of partners every year.

Some of the notable companies listed as WEF partners include Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Dangote Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bloomberg among other African companies.


UNITEL is a pan-African telecommunication company that operates in Angola providing GSM and UMTS standard network with voice communication, text (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS). It also provides mobile internet access to its subscribers and has a network spanning all the municipalities across Angola.

UNITEL has consistently appeared on the radar of more innovative companies in Angola with its R&D department pioneering in some of the most forward-thinking moves. Such as the laying down of under sea cables for faster broadband internet connection

This is a very big achievement for us,” said Isabel dos Santos, the Chairperson of UNITEL. “The management team is very proud to be part of this exclusive partnership and network of impressive business leaders. We have a very clear exciting path of growth and look forward to speaking about it at next WEF Davos.”

Angola is one of the emerging top investment destinations in sub-Sahara Africa. The country is reach of mineral resources such as oil, diamonds, and timber among other natural resource. There is little wonder that an Angolan company, an innovative one at that, got chosen to partner up with WEF.

The World Economic Forum is committed to expanding its footprint within the private sector throughout Africa, especially in historically less represented countries on the global stage,” said Alekhine Veloso, the Business Engagement Lead for WEF Africa.

Our team is very pleased to welcome United as the first Associate Partner of our institution in Angola and look forward to involving the company and its leadership in our communities, projects, and gatherings to catalyze impact on the continent. Our new collaboration has the potential to help tackle some of the most systematic issues in Angola and on the African continent at large.”

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