CTU Presents Rosa Whitaker
Rosa Whitaker is President and CEO of The Whitaker Group. She is broadly recognized as one
of the world’s foremost experts on Africa trade, investment and business issues.
Named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010, she is credited for
successfully advancing trade and business in the region.
Ms. Whitaker served as the first ever Assistant US Trade Representative (USTR) for Africa in
the Administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton.
As the lead US negotiator for bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, she was the prime
mover behind a series of unprecedented initiatives to enhance US trade, investment and
economic cooperation with African countries.
After leaving the US government in 2003, she founded The Whitaker Group (TWG) with offices
in Washington, DC and Ghana, which has emerged as the premier consulting firm serving
global companies investing or expanding business engagement in Africa.
Ms. Whitaker has received numerous awards and accolades. She is regularly featured in the
press on Africa trade issues and has lectured at the National Defense University, MIT and
Carnegie Mellon University.
Navigating Emerging Markets
Why Africa Matters
Rosa Whitaker works with companies to show them how to be competitive in Africa. By changing how they distribute, companies are able to succeed in the emerging markets in Africa.
Poverty to Prosperity in Africa
Rosa Whitaker asks what kind of world do we want to live in. In Africa there is a real problem with poverty. While we support the continent with aid, she says business is what will really improve their quality of life.
CTU Presentation Slides
Africa Matters: Wisdom for Winning
Do You Have What it Takes to Win in the New Global Economy? (Part 1)
Do You Have What it Takes to Win in the New Global Economy? (Part 2)