It is safe to say at this point that looking for who is to blame amounts to taking the path of least resistance – an unnecessary official cop out which may be due to ignorance or lack of capacity, or both.
According to the East African, in 2014 the value of private equity deals in Africa reached its second-highest level at US$ 8.1 billion since 2007 when it was at US$ 8.3 billion.
Fabian Carlos Guhl is the founder and managing director at AMPION, Germany. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Alexander Herring is the managing director at Safegate, Germany. He is also a participant in the Africa Business Communities Networking Event in Hamburg 21 September. His interview with Africa Business Communities.
Marc van der Sterren is the Chief Editor and consultant at FarmingAfrica, Netherlands. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
The war for good talent rages on. Good employees are becoming increasingly difficult to find yet there are abundant human resources globally. There is gross youth unemployment with hundreds of thousands underemployed.
Motola Oyebanjo is former Head of Corporate Communications, British Council, Nigeria. She is currently Partner and Client Service Director of AerialView Marketing Communications, Nigeria. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Frances Mensah Williams is British/Ghanaian CEO of Interims for Development, UK. She also serves as Managing Editor, ReConnectAfrica.com. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Maria E. Auma is Founder, Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management solutions firm based in Uganda. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Many workplaces have huge signs splashed across their entrances boldly proclaiming SAFETY as their No.1 priority but I would be worried if I found myself working in such an outfit. I’ll be worried because in all honesty no business owner sets up just to make safety his/her number one priority.
Anyone who's been to Abuja knows that it's what some call an effizy place. That's a way of saying appearances matter more than substance. Personally, I find some of it laughable. But it's very difficult to laugh at the lost business opportunities inflicted by the 'appearance over substance' mentality.
In Uganda, and regionally there is the general misconception that most women in business are great at it, probably better than most of their colleagues. The facts on ground however are totally different.
Kees Veerman is Head of Desk, Foreign Exchange at Ebury, Netherlands. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Kayode Jesuseun is founder, Whatproperty.ng, a real estate property platform for the Nigerian market. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
There are ways in which uncoordinated digital marketing causes hemorrhaging across business setups. Businesses and ventures especially in Nigeria are bleeding due to digital marketing activities arising from ineffective use of Social media platforms.
Sure, but isn’t that what they all say? Can it be that you’re immune or that your competitors are plain unlucky; or maybe someone up there is unhappy with them, right?
Top of mind I would say that the growth and expansion of the African Continent is inevitable. The challenge would be who will steer this expansion? Africans or expats? That brings us to the question of availability and retention of “African” talent.
My career was launched because someone tried to steal from me. A thief, who actually faked a friendship with me from 2006, showed their hand in 2010. They started to claim that they wrote my work.
Denford Mutashu is Founder and President of The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers, Zimbabwe. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Mario Baeza is CEO, EDN Ghana of the EDN Group of Companies, headquartered in Madrid, Spain. His interview with Africa Business Communities: