Where’s the talent?

Conversations with business leaders from a number of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries revealed that recruiting and retaining talent is one of the most important challenges they face – if not the most important. The 2017 African business outlook survey confirmed that this experience is generalized. How do companies cope with this challenge? Recruiting talent: digital […]

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How do leaders spend their time?

Time is a scarce resource for everybody. That’s the case for business leaders anywhere, including those from places stereotyped as time-mindedless (excuse the linguistic liberty!) such as sub-Saharan Africa  (SSA) countries. There’s a reason why most leaders in these places have a driver: this way, they can work while in traffic jams. How do these […]

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Top-10 companies in Africa

The Africa Report published recently their list of Top-500 African companies in terms of turnover (2015 figures). Let’s focus on the Top-10. As the tables below show, at the level of the continent there’s hardly any variation relative to the previous rank, while sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) shows more action. Top climbers: Energies Nouvelles (#233), construction, […]

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