Gabon: Investing in the Future
His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic
Chair: Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House
President Ali Bongo Ondimba will discuss his ambitions for Gabon, including on foreign investment, climate change and biodiversity. Since his election in October 2009, President Bongo has led a programme of reforms, economic diversification and private investment to sustainably develop forestry, agribusiness, tourism and environmental land-use rights. The aim is to assure sustainable growth around three pillars – services, industry and the green economy. Last year Gabon signed nearly $4bn of FDI agreements outside of the extractive industries sectors.