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Insights shaping Africa’s economic agenda

 

The AFRICA CEO FORUM brings you the best in expert opinion, updates and analysis of Africa’s economic transformation and the essential role of the continent’s private sector. Leading CEOs, heads of financial institutions and top consultants share their expertise gained through on-the-ground experience, to unleash Africa’s potential. From the impact of the digital revolution to the implementation of corporate governance; boosting renewable energy, education and infrastructure to women’s leadership.

13 May 2020 / Article

“African women are not lacking in talent, but in means”

Photo credit : Mathilde Lafarge, Onyx Consulting   Elisabeth Moreno,…

05 May 2020 / Article

LADOL: Nigerian logistics’ rising star

Run since 2009 by Amy Jadesimi, the founder’s ambitious daughter,…

29 Apr 2020 / Article

“Digital shift has become companies’ top priority”

Obi Ozor, CEO and Co-founder of Kobo360 At the forefront…

22 Apr 2020 / Article

“Influence it, don’t just endure it”

Appointed CEO of Mauritius Commercial Bank, the island's largest private…

14 Apr 2020 / Article

“Women often build their own barriers”

Manon Karamoko, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Côte d'Ivoire At just…

07 Apr 2020 / Article

Chandaria group’s insatiable appetite for success

Kenyan family business Chandaria Group has put down strong roots…

01 Apr 2020 / Article

"Keep the meetings short"

After more than twenty years at Citibank where she managed…

24 Mar 2020 / Article

Cryptocurrencies: “Africa is the target”

Nicolas Cantu was already a geek before the word existed.…

10 Mar 2020 / Article

“Women have a more inclusive attitude than men”

  Aminata Ndiaye, Vice President of Marketing, Digital & Customer…

25 Feb 2020 / Article

Sipromad: A Malagasy family business embarks on an international expansion

The private Malagasy group, one of the country’s five largest,…

18 Feb 2020 / Article

"I take risks when it comes to hiring my team"

Since the end of 2018, Paul-Harry Aithnard, 45, has headed…

10 Feb 2020 / Article

Africa in the age of smart logistics

Sector players are gradually equipping their containers and machines with…

04 Feb 2020 / Article

Women shouldn’t keep quiet

  Delphine Traoré, Chief Operating Officer at Allianz Africa   …

28 Jan 2020 / Article

Le Pari panafricain des Loukil

Résultat d’une véritable saga familiale et entrepreneuriale, le groupe diversifié…

28 Jan 2020 / Article

The Loukil’s pan-African wager

The fruit of a true family and entrepreneurial saga, the…

09 Dec 2019 / Interview

Capitalism for the many: why we think this theme is essential

For its eighth edition, the largest annual gathering of the…

06 Oct 2019 / Report

African Logistics : Time for revolution

In a report, the AFRICA CEO FORUM and OKAN, the…

09 Sep 2019 / Article

Electricity: are cross-border projects the future?

Africa has made enormous progress over the past decade in…

04 Sep 2019 / Article

Africa CEOs Survey 2019: « 81% of business leaders view the impact of the AfCFTA positively »

The AFRICA CEO FORUM and Deloitte have published a survey…

27 Aug 2019 / Article

Healthtech: “Despite all the innovations, progress is still too slow”

Improving healthcare systems is a priority for the continent. While…

23 Jul 2019 / Article

Economic integration: are regional markets the future of African agribusiness?

"Agriculture offers great opportunities for intra-African trade, but the results…

15 Jul 2019 / Article

Private sector financing: it’s time to build trust

“While financial flows have grown by up to 1% since…

26 Jun 2019 / Article

Online Marketplaces: Major threat or huge opportunity?

Across Africa, online marketplaces are boosting incomes, creating jobs, and…

09 Jun 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Tourism - Africa’s next growth frontier?

While the travel and tourism industry accounts for close to…

15 May 2019 / Article

Family businesses : “find partners that share your values”

Looking for strategic partners that share the same values is…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Access to power - can cross-border projects change the deal?

Major investments in power production are reshaping the African electricity…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Infrastructure and local financing - a 1000 billion dollar opportunity

African pension funds and insurers now manage more than $1…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Development finance institutions and the private sector - how can we build trust?

From the World Bank Group to the African Development Bank,…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Digital and Analytics - how to make it a reality for African Champions

Digital and Data Analytics technologies are disrupting businesses across industries…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Can the rise of regional markets spark agro-industry competitiveness?

Intra-regional trade of agricultural and agro-industrial products in Africa remains…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : Making the single market work for African businesses

Voted into existence by 52 African countries, the Continental Free…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : New horizons in healthtech

Africa is the continent that faces the greatest difficulties in…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation : from ports to hinterland - reshaping the African logistics value chain

The development of a complete, reliable and competitive supply chain…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation: online marketplaces- major threat or huge job opportunity?

While elsewhere in the world, online marketplaces take a toll…

09 Apr 2019 / Report

Expert presentation: digital innovation - creating African digital champions

As the vast majority of online content and services consumed…

26 Mar 2019 / Article

#ACF2019: two days of debates, deals and meetings

  During two days, the Africa CEO Forum attracted in…

26 Mar 2019 / Article

#ACF2019: Raising domestic resources to finance Africa’s infrastructure gap

African governments should take advantage of pension funds to bridge…

25 Mar 2019 / Article

Four top CEOs share their views on the CFTA

Unity, cooperation and economic integration between African countries have been…

25 Mar 2019 / Article

Profitability of African banks should drive financial inclusion, bankers say

  As banks in Africa consistently post healthy financial margins,…

25 Mar 2019 / Article

#ACF2019 discusses ways of putting more women in corporate boards

  “Women should network more if they want to get…

25 Mar 2019 /

The AFRICA CEO FORUM kicks off in Kigali with four Heads of State

  The 7th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM has…

30 Nov 2018 / Article

Growing in Africa: two leading CEOs share their advice

South African Tsebo and Moroccan Attijariwafa bank started their pan-African…

24 Sep 2018 / Video

Is Africa ready for the tech revolutions ?

For more than a century, development followed a similar pattern:…

10 Sep 2018 / Article

How can solar energy be deployed on a large scale?

Around 600 million people in Africa still have no access…

10 Sep 2018 / Article

Agribusiness: how to meet the challenge of competitiveness

Developing original agricultural financing, providing better assistance to small farmers,…

05 Jul 2018 / Article

Exclusive list : 50 Influential women in business

The Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum…

03 May 2018 / Report

Expert presentation: Agribusiness - Rising to the competitiveness challenge

Private-sector investment in agriculture and agro-industry is rising in Africa.…

23 Apr 2018 / Report

Expert presentation: Internet Access - Hitting the Accelerator

The internet is infrastructure. Accessing it is as essential as…

23 Apr 2018 / Report

Expert presentation: Solar Energy- Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

With a four-fold increase in installed capacity in only two…

13 Apr 2018 / Report

Expert presentation: Ten years to make African aviation a success story

Boosted by a 6% annual growth in the number of…

03 Apr 2018 / Report

Expert presentation: Harnessing natural gas for economic value in Africa

Mozambique, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, Angola, Ethiopia, Senegal, Morocco: gas discoveries…

03 Apr 2018 / Report

Report: Shaping the future of Africa, markets and opportunities for private investors

After a few years of sluggish regional growth, Africa’s economies…

29 Mar 2018 / Article

The African aviation industry: on the verge of a take-off ?

By Pierre Guislain, vice-president Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization at…

27 Mar 2018 / Article

The forces shaping Africa's new economic landscape

By Prof. Mthuli Ncube, Managing Director, Quantum Global Research Lab…

21 Mar 2018 / Article

A new way to finance education for Africa

By Dr. Amel Karboul, Chief Executive Officer of Education Outcomes Fund…

20 Mar 2018 / Interview

Oumar Seydi:  « Africa’s agricultural yields are still too low »

Oumar Seydi is International Finance Corporation (IFC) Regional Director for…

19 Mar 2018 / Article

Healthcare: innovation is key to achieve financial and social returns

By Carlijn Nouwen, Partner, Dalberg Advisors In healthcare in Africa,…

19 Mar 2018 / Article

Closing Africa’s infrastructure gap

By Aboubaker Hadi, chairman, Great Horn Investment Holding SAS. Aboubaker Hadi studied…

19 Mar 2018 / Datavisualisation

Statistics: Women in business in Africa

In Africa today, only 5% of the CEOs of major…

19 Mar 2018 / Article

Blending finance can accelerate african agribusiness

By Yana Kakar, Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Advisors. As…

19 Mar 2018 / Article

Stepping up our game in Africa

By Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer of IFC, a member…