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Kenyan businessman Vimal Shah is one of the region’s most prominent entrepreneurs.
Across the continent there are cities and towns enjoying rapid growth on the back of industries such as mining, agriculture and technology.
“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.
The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.
SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.
Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.
Flame Tree Group has ambitions to become a pan-African player.
“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.
Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.
“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”
“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”
“Ethiopia was never colonised and so it’s quite different from other African countries.”
Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.
“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”
“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”