BrandArena: Airtel to Host CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in Night of Influence

Friday, 9 November 2012

Airtel to Host CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in Night of Influence

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has announced plans to host select influential personalities at a high profile event that will feature Fareed Zakaria, renowned journalist, internationally acclaimed author and host of popular Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN.

The programme will hold on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Airtel’s Night of Influence, is a distinct platform that will provide a great networking opportunity to prominent international personalities, very successful Nigerians and the Airtel brand.

Fareed Zakaria, who has confirmed to speak on the theme: Africa’s Political Economy: The Challenge of Leadership, will bring on hand rich insights into the continent’s economy and its interactions with the global socio-economic and political landscape.

Commenting on his invite, Rajan Swaroop, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria,  said the company is committed to providing significant forums for interactions and creating credible platforms to improve the quality of leadership in Nigeria and Africa through dialogue.

“The Night of Influence will deepen the interface between our brand and the cream of Nigerian society whose decisions and activities influence, to a large extent, the trend of fashion, lifestyle, and indeed socio-economic development of the country,” Swaroop stated.

About 500 influential personalities drawn from both the private and public sectors within and outside Nigeria as well as top politicians and government officials will be attending the event.


  1. Airtel doing lot of impressive contributions in Africa. Indeed this is another great one. How I wish I could be there.

  2. This is really a good development. Fareed is an amazing journalist that lot of people look forwards to all across the world

  3. This is a good news. I wish I could share in this experience

  4. I love watching Fareed's GPS programme on CNN. He is a great quy

  5. Nigerians await you Fareed. We hope you will enjoy your time here when you finally arrive.