From Prime Minister to Pan African Investor
Lionel Zinsou’s quest to build African Champions Former Beninese Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou is positioning himself to make an impact on the African private sector. Zinsou, who was born in France and holds Beninese and French citizenship, has worn many hats over his career which include economist, investment banker, historian and academician. He graduated from…
The BRICS Bank. A Shift in Finance?
The New BRICS Banks-A New Paradigm? In July 2015 Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) launched a new development finance institution focused on emerging economies-the New Development Bank. The launch of the bank marked an important shift in the global development finance sector as emerging and developing countries begin to assert their growing…
Runa: Bullish on Africa
Runa Alam: A Consequential Private Equity Player Runa Alam is bullish about development and investment prospects on the African Continent. Runa who earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School co-founded the UK based private equity firm Development Partners International which has emerged as one of the leading players in Africa’s private equity sector. Prior…
Atlas Mara: Reshaping African Banking?
One Company’s Quest to Reshape African Banking In late September 2013 a new financial services company was born with a bold vision-“to reshape African banking’. That company, the Atlas Mara Group, was founded by ex Barclays Plc Chief and Founder of Atlas Merchant Capital LLC Bob Diamond and celebrated entrepreneur and founder of the Mara Group, Ashish Thakkar….