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Acha Leke

Get To Know: Acha Leke, McKinsey Africa

Meet Acha Leke, senior partner and chairman of McKinsey’s Africa office, and coauthor of Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market. "Companies in Africa actually tend to grow faster and are more profitable than their peers around the world, because once you get the business model right, it’s actually more difficult for folks to come in and try to replicate it."
Graça Machel,

Do Well By Doing Good: Making Business A Full Partner In Africa’s Transformation

Graça Machel, an international human-rights and development advocate, is the founder and patron of New Faces New Voices, a pan-African network that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector.
Aliko Dangote on Remove term: Africa’s Industrial Revolution Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Build Resilience For The Long Term: Forging Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Aliko Dangote has built one of Africa’s largest industrial firms from humble origins as a trading company started with a small loan from his uncle in 1978. Today, the Nigeria-based Dangote Group has annual revenues exceeding $4 billion.
Fred Swaniker, founder, African Leadership University

Unleash Africa’s Talent: Imagining New Approaches To Shape The Skills Of The Future

Fred Swaniker is the founder of several innovative educational and leadership institutions, including the African Leadership University (ALU), whose campuses in Rwanda and Mauritius are based on a new model of higher education.
James Mwangi on FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Innovate Your Business Model: Fulfilling A Societal Need For Financial Inclusion

James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya-based Equity Bank, built the company with one core purpose in mind: to solve the social problem of lack of access to financial services.
Nadia Fettah, CEO, Saham Finances business strategy

Map Your Strategy: Building a Pan-African Insurance Company

Nadia Fettah, CEO of Morocco-based Saham Finances, has overseen the company’s expansion from a small local firm into a leading African insurance company operating in 23 countries across the continent.
Coca-Cola doing business in africa

3 Imperatives For Winning In Africa

An interview with Coca-Cola’s former president of Africa. Alexander Cummings discusses the continent’s potential and ways companies can establish a presence there by partnering for development and building local relevance. Coca-Cola has had a presence in...
making drugs in sub-Saharan Africa

Should Sub-Saharan Africa Make Its Own Drugs?

A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals to be a mixed bag. Article written by Michael Conway, Tania Holt, Adam Sabow, and Irene Yuan SunWith imports comprising as...
Fred Swaniker talks about doing business in Africa

Talent and Technology in Africa today

African Leadership Academy cofounder Fred Swaniker explains why companies should invest in people and harness technology to take on the continent’s big challenges.There are many business opportunities in Africa, but talent is a crucial component to...
doing business in africa

Winning in Business in Africa

Young, fast growing, and urbanising - Africa is ripe for businesses What exactly is the reality of doing business in Africa? Is the business environment filled with only crisis and conflicts or are there possibilities that...
Polio in Nigeria

McKinsey: The Strong Fight Against Polio In Nigeria

Nigeria recently celebrated a full year and a half without a new case of wild poliovirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified there has been no evidence of wild polio in Nigeria for more than...
McKinsey Report: Development In Electrical Power Across Africa

McKinsey Report: Development In Electrical Power Across Africa

Powering Africa Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial sectors...
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