Helen Hai

HAI Helen is the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill
Ambassador for industrialization in Africa. She is the Director General of the Made in
Africa Initiative which advises African government for industrialization and investment
promotion. Ambassador Hai is Co-Founder of C&H Garments, which is a pioneer
Pan-Africa export-oriented garments manufacturer. She is also heading the Blockchain
Charity Foundation for sustainable development using Blockchain.

Ambassador Hai was trained as an actuary in the United Kingdom with near 20 years of
international experience in FTSE100 companies. She has BA in actuarial science and MSc
in actuarial management from CASS Business School in London and EMBA from INSEAD
and Tsinghua University. She had executive education at both Harvard University and UC

Ambassador Hai was named a 2015 Global Young Leader by World Economic Forum, and
she is co-chair of the Global Future Council on the Future of Consumption for World
Economic Forum. She received the 2015 African Business Icon Award, and awarded as
Officer of the National Order of Lion of Senegal in 2016. Ambassador Hai was named
2017 Wu Fellow by UC Berkeley, she was named Global Visionary by UBS and 2018
Aspen Fellow by Aspen Institute.

She is on the committee of United Nations Global Commission on Business and
Sustainable Development.