The United States Embassy in Luanda is happy to announce that Mr. José Carlos Fernandes dos Santos, an Angolan entrepreneur, will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Palo Alto, California June 22-24. He will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.
Mr. Fernandes dos Santos is a founding partner of Touch & Talk S.A., an Angolan call center service provider. His firm employees 200 Angolan nationals that provide inbound and outbound telephonic customer service to callers with inquiries concerning various sectors, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, commerce, health, and services. Additionally, Fernandes dos Santos is a non-executive partner in other for-profit as well as non-profit ventures.
Mr. José Fernandes dos Santos says that his participation in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will offer a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs while representing Angola at this prestigious global summit. Furthermore, he hopes to establish several partnerships that could facilitate greater connectivity with other likeminded young entrepreneurs in Africa and across the globe.
These innovative entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level U.S. Government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Administrator of the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of USAID Gayle Smith, and Ambassador at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.
This Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together.