“Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” was the theme of last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Too bad I wasn’t able to attend… such is life! But at least I could get a grasp of it through the internet. Some of the meeting’s highlights reported by Oliver […]
When was the last time that lights went off? Couple of years ago? Couple of months? Couple of hours? Your answer depends on where in the world you seat. When sitting in Lagos, lights went off several times on a typical day. At inconvenient times on occasion, like in the middle of taking a shower […]
Last week I was in Sao Paulo with a group of IESE’s Global Executive MBA program participants. The module focused on Doing Business in Latin America. Three of the local speakers showed the same series of The Economist’s front pages! The series went from “Brazil takes off” (2009) to “The betrayal of Brazil” (2016). This reminded […]
Last week I had the opportunity to moderate a panel on “How companies need to rethink growth in emerging markets.” Panel members were stellar, all members of IESE’s International Advisory Board (IAB). While four of them work for and/or seat on Boards of Western companies, Ibukun Awosika is founder and CEO of a Nigerian company: The […]
Some time ago, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Rakesh Wahi in Lagos. Wahi is an Indian entrepreneur involved in early stage investments in emerging markets. He’s invested in various geographies – including Sub-saharan Africa (SSA) – and in various industries – including education. To give you an idea of his profile, […]
One of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063 is the creation of an integrated high-speed train network that connects all African capitals and commercial centers in the continent. What’s the current situation of railroad transport in sub-Saharan Africa?
On Monday I received my e-issue of the Africa Journal of Management. I found all of the articles intriguing just by reading the titles. But one of them interested me the most: “The African Union’s Agenda 2063: Aspirations, challenges, and opportunities for management research,” by Kaitlyn DeGhetto, Jacob R. Gray, and Moses N. Kiggundu. Maybe […]
Applying for a visa is one of the hassles that makes travel into a country inconvenient. As a Spaniard travelling to Africa, I’ve had diverse experience depending on the country I visit. I don’t need any visa to enter South Africa, and I can get a visa on arrival to enter Kenya. The experience with […]