Publication: How We Made It In Africa

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How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

To win his first mobile network operator licence, Zimbabwean telecoms tycoon Strive Masiyiwa based his projections not on “World Bank numbers” but by studying the informal sector.Strive Masiyiwa at the Africa Global Business Forum in DubaiIn the late ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB

‘Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series where we pose 10 questions to business leaders across the continent.1. What was your first job?I did five months in market research. I’ve got a statistics background. On my first job I learnt ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

China is often viewed as a threat to Africa’s manufacturers due to its cheap exports. But Jas Bedi, the Kenya-based chairman of the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF), sees the Asian giant as a market for Africa’s textiles and apparel. ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

New survey reveals growing war for talent in Africa

A growing war for talent is emerging in Africa as some 70% of African firms surveyed by professional services firm EY are recruiting to support their growth ambitions on the continent, yet vacancies are taking longer to fill and there is higher employee ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

‘Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series where we pose 10 questions to business leaders across the continent.Enase OkonedoEnase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School1. What was your first job?I started my career as an intern with ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

In 1988 a young and ambitious Kenyan entrepreneur travelled to Zambia for a regional economic forum, eager to land his first export contract. He ended up sleeping on the floor because the hotels were fully booked, and came back home with zero sales.Jas ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Five smart steps to grow your business in Africa

Delivered by DHLDue to the nascent stage of its economies, Africa offers potentially lucrative returns for both local and international companies with a knack for spotting opportunities and the ability to think outside the box. One multinational company ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Africa Tech Trends: Consolidation in South Africa’s e-commerce industry

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry, and examining how technology is both disrupting and furthering the way business is being done on the continent.South African e-commerce ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

No escalator to the top, says ‘pan-African’ businessman Kris Senanu

While in high school Ghanaian-born businessman Kris Senanu was a disc jockey, played in a band and acted in the school theatre. He is currently deputy CEO at Nairobi-based data and IT solutions provider AccessKenya Group.Kris SenanuAnd in addition to ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

AFB’s lending model based on trust rather than collateral

When financial services group AFB started in 2010 in Ghana, it mainly focused on lending to government employees, but two years ago started expanding into consumer and SME lending.Karl WestvigKarl Westvig, AFB’s group CEO believes the future of financing ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 14 2014]
Entities: Ghana, Financing, Kenya
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

Israeli-born entrepreneur Moshe Noiman always wanted to live in Africa. As a child he loved the famous Tarzan movies about a young boy raised by apes in the jungle. And more than two decades ago he applied for a job on the continent and was posted to ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Driving consumer engagement in Africa

The figures are well known and the sentiment even more so – Africa is enjoying significant growth of the middle class; GDP growth exceeds population growth, so access to disposable income is on the rise and this is expected to grow even further as we ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 13 2014]

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How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licenc... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 10 hours ago]
Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB [Published How We Made It In Africa - 16 hours ago]
Why African companies should view China as a ma... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
New survey reveals growing war for talent in Af... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Busin... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 17 2014]
Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opp... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 16 2014]
Five smart steps to grow your business in Africa [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 16 2014]
Africa Tech Trends: Consolidation in South Afri... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 15 2014]
No escalator to the top, says ‘pan-African’ bus... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 15 2014]
AFB’s lending model based on trust rather than ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 14 2014]
Driving consumer engagement in Africa [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 13 2014]
Interior design boss sells creativity and imagi... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 13 2014]
Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Invest... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 13 2014]
Africa 2030 – Some inconvenient thoughts [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 10 2014]
Retail success in Africa requires patience, har... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 10 2014]
Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessK... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 09 2014]
Report reveals Africa’s best and worst performi... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 09 2014]
Seeing the future through the eyes of young Afr... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 08 2014]
Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 08 2014]
Africa will rise, but the rise will be neither ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 07 2014]
International hotel companies focusing on Ethiopia [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 07 2014]
E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 07 2014]
Investment opportunities in Nigeria real estate [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Why Ashish Thakkar’s Mara Group has its head of... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 05 2014]
African fashion with a Swedish touch [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 03 2014]
Zambeef – from humble beginnings to one of Zamb... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 03 2014]
Is your business ready to go ‘bossless’? [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 02 2014]
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Africa’s top young entrepreneur solving health ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 02 2014]
Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Pro... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Oct 01 2014]
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