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Book Launch – Africa’s Business Revolution

The Royal Arican Society launched Africa’s Business Revolution at SOAS London, 5 December 2018.

From left: Georges Desvaux, Dr Nicholas Westcott, Acha Leke, Geetha Tharmaratnam, Daudi Lelijveld

With in-depth case studies and exclusive interviews with some of Africa’s most prominent executives, Africa’s Business Revolution offers a wealth of stories of those who have built successful businesses on the continent. Authors Acha Leke, Musta Chironga and Georges Desvaux draw on in- depth proprietary research by the McKinsey Global Institute as well as McKinsey’s extensive experience advising corporate and government leaders across Africa.

Guest speakers:
Georges Desvaux – Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co                                                                          Chair: Dr Nicholas Westcott – Director, Royal African Society                                                                   Acha Leke, Chairman of McKinsey Africa, Senior Partner & Author
Geetha Tharmaratnam, Partner – Africa & Head of Impact, LGT Impact
Daudi Lelijveld, Fund Manager of CDC’s Impact Fund

With a population of 1.2 billion that is projected to double in the next three decades, Africa presents investors with vast opportunities. By 2025, spending by African consumers and businesses will exceed $5 trillion, and by 2035, Africa will have the world’s largest urban population and a workforce bigger than that of China or India.

Presented in partnership with McKinsey

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