Chinese business magnate Jack Ma yesterday promised to market Kenya during his tours around the world, citing the country’s massive but largely unexplored potential.
“Will I be the ambassador of African industry and bring more Chinese manufacturing companies here? This is my honour. I will be happy to do that,” said Mr Ma, the executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group who was recently crowned the richest person in Asia.
“Introducing Africa to the rest of the world, instead of just introducing Chinese products to Africa, is something I want to do.”
Mr Ma, who spoke at a special session with budding entrepreneurs at the University of Nairobi, said the numerous problems that Africa and its citizens face every day provide opportunities to create sustainable ventures for Kenya’s youth.