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João Figueiredo, recently named the African Banker of the Year, talks about the five qualities of a successful manager.
“The Zimbabwean retail sector is actually booming at the moment. There is a huge amount happening,” says Marc Sternberg, MD of Spark ATM Systems.
“I guess I try and work harder than the guy next to me.”
“Africa represents truly the last sizeable investment opportunity for international investors.”
“Private sector development has a much greater potential to improve self-sufficiency and prosperity than charity.”
“We need to look at ways to unlock the youth demographic dividend.”
“I am also a myth buster; when you say it can’t be done, I believe it can be done.”
Africa’s private equity industry will be a major beneficiary of the growth in pension funds.
There is always discussion about risk and reward in Africa – how to move away from perceived risk to actually objectively understand what risk you’ve got.
How we made it in Africa talks to 88mph’s Sylvia Brune and Kresten Buch about investing in African tech start-ups.
“I find that the youth are in too much of a hurry. Successful businesses are built one step at a time.”
Dinfin Mulupi talks to the management of Continental Re, Nigeria’s largest re-insurance company.
James Mwangi has transformed Equity Bank into East and Central Africa’s largest bank
Remittances by African migrants play an important role as a source of financing and foreign exchange for African households and countries.
“Africa could become one of the world’s opportunity hubs,” says Jean Claude Bastos de Morais.