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Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.
“Here I can be a big fish in a small pond.”
Agencies specialising in medical safaris say they have seen a surge in African customers.
I am very positive about Africa. However, I am also sceptical about the various reports being produced that market the ‘Africa rising’ narrative.
“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”
“I understood the informal sector was real.”
“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”
“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”
Competition for talent is increasing in Africa.
“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”
“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”
“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”
“You have to take the stairs, and at each step there will be barriers.”
Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.
How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.