Meet Thione Niang


The Bond University Student Association (BUSA) and Transformer are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Thione Niang.

Thione Niang is an exceptional entrepreneur who immigrated to the United States in 2000 from Senegal, with no English and only $20 to his name. Since then, he has co-founded several companies that focus on the empowerment of communities in Africa, the most notable beingAkon Lighting Africa. The Akon Lighting Africa initiative was created to bring clean, renewable and affordable energy solutions primarily to rural and off-grid areas in Africa. In October 2015 he was appointed by President Obama and The Energy Secretary as ambassador at the US Ministry of Energy representing minorities in energy.

The topics range from Global Leadership and Engagement to Social Entrepreneurship and Geopolitics.


Date: Monday, 6 May 2019

Time: 12pm

Location: Bond University, Bond Business School, Transformer, Level 3

Register: Please click here to register | Free Event

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