Unitel is the largest telecommunications company in Angola. It was put in this number one position largely thanks to its chairperson, Isabel dos Santos. Santos has spent years as a founder and leader of a wide range of businesses. She has worked in such diverse industries as technology, construction, finance, energy, education, hospitality, and entertainment. While her home, Angola, remains her headquarters, her long career has seen her spread her business empire all over the world. And she was brought up to be familiar with many countries around the world so none of it is that strange to her.
England is the most familiar foreign country for her. It was here that she attended Cobham Hall for her primary and secondary education. Isabel studied electrical engineering at King’s College in London. These years not only helped her understand science and technology but also girded her with problem-solving techniques that would help her much throughout her career. She discussed these techniques briefly recently as a participant at the recent ECR Africa Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels.
However, her biggest subject matter involved technology in Africa. She spoke in depth on this subject. She pointed to countries who have embraced new technology and as a result, are very successful. She said that if Africans took part in this, they would be able to engage in world commerce in a way never before possible. Isabel dos Santos has already led Intel to embrace new technology in a number of ways and as a result, they have reaped enormous worldwide success. As a result, Intel is seen as one of the most respected companies in Africa.
Intel has also provided more than 50,000 new jobs to the people of Angola. But Santos’ concern is for more than just Unitel or even Angola; she spends much time encouraging the companies and governments throughout Africa.
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