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Homeward bound

Having left the country in search of opportunities abroad, many South Africans are now returning to set up new businesses and contribute to their homeland. 

Interview: Brand South Africa’s Charlotte Maponya

South Africa is improving its infrastructure and business environment as it strives to become the preeminent hub for commercial investment into the rest of the African continent, says Charlotte Maponya, the chairperson of Brand South Africa.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Moulay Hafid Elalamy

Moulay Hafid Elalamy, President and Founder, Saham Insurance; Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, MoroccoInvestment and Digital Economy, Morocco

Entrepreneur and politician Moulay Hafid Elalamy is one of the wealthiest men in Africa, with a fortune estimated at $500m built in the insurance business.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Laurence Do Rego

Laurence Do Rego, Group Executive Director Of Finance, Ecobank, Togo

It has been a whirlwind 12 months for Laurence Do Rego, who was suspended, sacked, discredited and finally vindicated after she blew the whistle on what she saw as unethical practices at her employer, Ecobank.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Gachao Kiuna

Gachao Kiuna, CEO, Transcentury, Kenya

If anyone knows Kenya’s long-term prospects, it is Gachao Kiuna, who was the principal consultant on the McKinsey team that developed the country’s 2030 strategy.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Daniel Matjila

Daniel Matjila, CEO, Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
 
A former mathematics professor, Daniel Matjila – known in the industry as “Dr Dan” – was a popular choice to run one of Africa’s most important financial institutions.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Titus Naikuni

Titus Naikuni, Chairman, Airtel Kenya, Kenya

Stepping down from the CEO job at Kenya Airways in 2014 after more than a decade at the helm, Titus Naikuni, one of Kenya’s most visible executives, has shown no sign that he wants to retire quietly.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Issad Rebrab

Issad Rebrab, CEO, Cevital, Algeria

The chairman of Algeria’s largest privately-owned conglomerate, Cevital, Issad Rebrab is reportedly his country’s first ever billionare, with a personal net worth of around $3.2bn, according to Forbes.…