Africa Business and Leadership Summit

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27 – 28 May 2021 | 6pm to 9pm Nairobi time

Symposium is hosted online from the campus of Oral Roberts University and from Safari Mission Kenya



Registration Includes:

  • A certificate from Oral Roberts University’s Quest Programme
  • Free access to Jim Stovall’s ‘Leadership Beyond Limits’ course
  • 6 hours of lecture and interaction that will help propel you to the next level
  • A Question and Answer session with the speakers

Only Ksh 2,000 or USD 20.
Discounts available for groups over 5 pax

Contact Safari Mission Kenya on +254.714.915799 via phone, text or WhatsApp for more information.



Business and Leadership Summit 2021 Speakers

Dr. Clifton Taulbert | CEO | Roots Java and Freemount Corp

Audiences around the world sit on the edge of their seats and rise in thunderous applause as Taulbert, noted author and businessman, transports them to his childhood, engaging them in the stories that are timeless and universal – ordinary people becoming extraordinary leaders in life.

According to Clifton L. Taulbert, noted author and entrepreneur businessman, he could have failed had he not encountered community builders and entrepreneurial thinkers early on in his life. Taulbert was born on the Mississippi Delta during the era of legal segregation where he completed his secondary education. Though opportunities were few and barriers were plentiful, Taulbert managed to dream of being successful, not knowing the shape that success would take. Today Taulbert is the President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) serving clients nationally and internationally-Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, federal agencies, professional organizations, community colleges and K-12 leadership. Additionally, entrepreneur Taulbert is the President and CEO of Roots Java Coffee-an African-American owned national coffee brand, importing coffee from Africa. To pass his life lessons along, Taulbert shares his entrepreneurial journey with others as a mentor.

Dr. Michael Mathews | Vice President of Technology and Innovation | Oral Roberts University

Dr. Mathews has received numerous prestigeous awards for leading Oral Roberts University forward in several technology areas. He received Ellucian’s 2018 EllumiNation Technology Award, which recognizes higher education visionaries that are driving change with campus technology. Dr. Mathews was named one of The Center for Digital Education’s 2017 top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers, while Constellation Research, Inc. named him to its Business Transformation 150, a list of elite executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.

Dr. Mathews is an innovator in global and remote learning, author of multiple books, a radio host and a visionary speaker.

Dr. David Dyson | Former Dean | ORU School of Business

Dr. David Dyson has engaged for 40 years in Higher Education with Faculty, Staff and Administrative capacities at Oral Roberts University including nine years as the Dean of the School of Business. He has global experience on several continents and received the International Teaching Excellence Award given by ACBSP in 2018. He has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America with Lifetime Achievement designation. He is currently on the Board of Commissioners for ACBSP, an international accreditor of Business Programs who represents over 13,000 members in more than 60 countries. He has been engaged in global Christian ministry with First United Methodist Church of Tulsa and has been a Director at Voice of the Martyrs the last 12 years.

David was in Rotary for many years and is a former Sunriser. He and all members of his immediate family are Paul Harris Fellows.

David is married to Linda Dyson and they recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. They have two Children and five grandchildren.

Rev. Vidar Ligard | Founder | Safari Mission

Vidar and Cathrine Ligard are the founders of Safari Mission. Based in East Africa, Vidar and Cathrine mentor, teach, and develop church, business, and community leaders. They believe that if you develop a leader, you change a community. With a passion to help people to know God and reach their full potential in Christ, their focus is to train leaders and transform people in East Africa through God’s Word in order to strengthen every believer and change societies. Vidar and Cathrine Ligard are also the Directors of Rhema Bible Training College Kenya, with its 9 campuses. Vidar holds an MBA from Oral Roberts University and a Diploma in Missions from Rhema Bible Training Center, USA.

Mr. Gary Shotton | Inspiring Better Business and Auto-turn Manufacturing

Gary Shotton was raised on a successful farm and ranch in Colorado, graduated of from the Colorado School of Mines and worked 9 years in the corporate world as a mining engineer and minerals processing engineer.

In 1982, Gary moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for 2 years of Bible School and started a moving and storage company in Tulsa Oklahoma. In partnership with his wife, Cindy, this business was successfully sold in 2001 after 17 years of ownership and they then expanded there real estate investments.

Gary is the founder and president of Global Business Success Foundation and is focused on creating an operating system called “Business Mission Trips”, which assists churches and ministries to mobilize their business and professional people to share their business knowledge in a foreign land for the cause of Christ.

In April 2006, Gary purchased a machine shop with 41 employees and now operates at the level of $800,000 per months in sales with 60 employees.

This has expanded to the development of the website to “Inspire Better Business” thorough a collaboration of speakers sharing business lessons in 8-minute segment.

Mr. Augustine Mpemba | Data Scientist | Oral Roberts University

Augustine Mpemba is a Data Scientist at Oral Roberts University. He leverages business analytics, AI, and Machine Learning to advance the Universities Wholeperson vision worldwide.

Augustine is a leader, futurist, and visionary thinker with a passion for Technology and Business. Coming from Tanzania, East Africa, Augustine is adamant to turns ideas into reality by leveraging opportunity, business, and technical skills to create innovative solutions that directly impact people’s lives.