Raw materials, innovation, culture … Africa is an inexhaustible source of wealth. From north to south and from west to east, foreign investors are working hand in hand with local entrepreneurs. This alliance is a safe bet for a continent that is counting heavily on the new generation to create the Africa of tomorrow.

Financing and insurance

Considered by experts as the most attractive continent, Africa’s financial sector has become a favored target for investors. The current economy with low interest rates and the multiplication of commercial actors, is a promise of encouraging growth perspectives.

Evelyne Tall joined Ecobank eighteen years ago. After having managed subsidiaries in Mali, Senegal and later the Uemoa region. The Senegalese woman, who has made a name for herself as a prominent figure in the financial sector, has been assistant general manager since 2012. Within the bank, her missions are mainly centered on regulations and compliance questions.

Evelyne Tall (ECOBANK): “Our vision has always been regional and Pan-African”

Evelyne Tall joined Ecobank eighteen years ago. After having managed subsidiaries in Mali, Senegal and later the Uemoa region. The Senegalese woman, who has made a name for herself as a prominent figure in the financial sector, has been assistant gen...

29-06-2016

Stéphane Brabant (Herbert Smith Freehills): “Africa is, and has always been, at the heart of our global strategy”

Leaders League. What is your approach and strategy for development on the African continent?   Stéphane Brabant, Nina Bowyer and Bertrand Montembault. Herbert Smith Freehills boasts one of the largest teams of lawyers trained in common and civil la...

16-08-2016

An expert on the African continent, where  he travelled as part of the various missions he exercised in the last 30 years, Etienne Giros is today vice-president of Cian. He tells us what opportunities the continent will offer in the decades to come but also the obstacles that will have to be  overcome.

Etienne Giros (Cian): “We are the voice of French companies in Africa”

An expert on the African continent, where he travelled as part of the various missions he exercised in the last 30 years, Etienne Giros is today vice-president of Cian. He tells us what opportunities the continent will offer in the decades to come b...

24-06-2016

Having been named Africa’s premier financial center by the Global Financial Centers Index (CFGI), Casablanca Finance City (CFC) has been gaining major attention.  The well-known English broker Said Ibrahimi recently joined the hub along with other important names in the business. What are the objectives of CFC and who are the financial actors that have already joined? Mr. Ibrahimi, CEO of the Casablanca Finance City Authority with responsibility for steering and institutional promotion answers our questions.

Said Ibrahimi (Casablanca Finance City): “Today, more than 100 companies have received the CFC label”

Having been named Africa’s premier financial center by the Global Financial Centers Index (CFGI), Casablanca Finance City (CFC) has been gaining major attention. The well-known English broker Said Ibrahimi recently joined the hub along with other im...

29-06-2016