MENA Summit 2019

Africa: The Next Frontier for Fund Investors

MENA Summit 2019

Africa: The Next Frontier for Fund Investors

With a bigger landmass and a larger consumer population than India, China, the U.S., and Europe combined, Africa had attracted the attention of most international investors by the early 2000s. Recently, the "Africa Rising" narrative has been challenged by volatile commodity prices, the slowdown in China, and the potential hike in U.S. interest rates. Yet Africa continues to benefit from favorable demographics, a rising middle class, high rates of urbanization, and an improved business environment across the continent. Beyond the headlines, what opportunities do Africa's promising retail and technology sectors offer fund investors? Where else should they look?

Speakers

Moderator:

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

 

Speakers:

Soraya Hakuziyaremye

Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Rwanda

 

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless

 

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

 

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals

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