As the richest and most influential woman in Africa, Isabel dos Santos has endeavored to defend African technological development. Isabel supports African women to find their rightful place in society. Besides the movements, this lady has many business connections both in Africa and beyond.
Isabel dos Santos’ bio
Isabel dos Santos is the firstborn daughter to the former president of Angola, Edwardo dos Santos. She grew up in the royal family, and when she reached the school going age, she joined Kent girl’s boarding school. She learned there for her primary and secondary education. She gained like any other child despite the many gender discrimination’s in Africa at that time. She later performed excellently and joined the university at the age of 18. She learned together with people from all over the world. It was during this stay at King’s College of London that she met the love of her heart and the two have three children.
She later became the first project manager in Urbana. She developed a love for business as she worked in this company. She also moved from company to another as she advanced her management skills. Some of the companies she managed were listed in the Forex stock exchange. She later entered into self-employment field where she pursued her calling in electronic engineering.
She has founded and also bought shares in many companies both in Angola and Portugal. She has shared in Unitel and Banco Formento De Angola. She has established telecom firm in Sao Tome Principe. She also bought shares in the TV satellite that manages ZAP. Besides all these, she is known to have established Unitel from scratch.
In Hospitality, Isabel dos Santos started the first hotel and restaurant on the coast of Luanda Angola. She also collaborated with her Portugal partners to establish the first supermarket in Angola. Apart from the many connections and busy schedule, Isabel dos Santos saves her time to talk on several forums. She encourages young ladies to find their position in society and live independent economic lives. She also fights for digitization of Africa. She claims that African can only develop if it is digitized.
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