close   Press Releases, Trending news Andrew Alli joins SouthBridge as CEO of the group December 19, 2018 ABIDJAN, KIGALI, PARIS – December 19th, 2018 – SouthBridge Group announces today that Andrew Alli, former CEO of Africa Finance Corporation, will join and lead the SouthBridge group as CEO. A dual citizen of Nigeria and the UK, Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, …

close   Insights, Trending news Contracting to develop african agriculture December 14, 2018 On Thursday, 13th December, 2018, Hamet Aguemon, Partner, was Panelist at Fondation Farm annual Forum on African Agriculture, at OECD.  How and at which conditions can contracts between farmers and upstream/downstream companies in the food sector assist in the transformation of African agricultures towards more economic, social …

close   Trending news Dr. Donald Kaberuka conferred the title of Commander of the National Order of Merit of Mali December 13, 2018 His Excellency, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali, has granted an audience to Ms. Bintou Keita, The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Dr. Donald Kaberuka, The High Representative for Financing of …

close   Trending news Donald Kaberuka and Lionel Zinsou, bridge makers November 12, 2018 The French media La Tribune Afrique dedicated a series of articles to “bridges makers” and more particularly to Donald Kaberuka and Lionel Zinsou, co-founders and Chairmans of SouthBridge. In french, Donald Kaberuka, la parole d’évangile and Lionel Zinsou, de retour à la case conseil. Share this …

close   Trending news Private equity’s positive contribution in Africa October 4, 2018   African private equity stakeholders, meeting at a conference in Paris on 2 October, recalled the importance of their role in financing the continent’s economies, in a context where the mobilized amounts are falling by almost 60% since 2015. For Lionel Zinsou, Managing Partner of SouthBridge, “private equity …

close   Trending news Hamet Aguemon, panel Chair at OECD Blockchain Policy Forum September 5, 2018 On Wednesday, 5th September, 2018, Hamet Aguemon, Partner, chaired Agriculture Panel at OECD Blockchain Policy Forum, “Ripe for Disruption: Using Blockchain for Agricultural Supply Chains”. The agri-food system affects environmental sustainability, human health and well-being, and distribution of wealth around the globe. Its effective …

close   Trending news Donald Kaberuka, guest of Eco d’ici, Eco d’ailleurs September 2, 2018 Every first saturday of the month, the radio program Eco d’Ici Eco d’Ailleurs receives, in partnership with the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique, a personality from the world of politics or business to interpret the major issues of the economy of the African continent and the new …

close   Trending news The increased role of investment advisory firms in Africa. July 25, 2018 The African Development Bank will hold the first edition of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg in november. The financing of new projects is mainly the daily work of consulting firms and investment banks. Lionel Zinsou answers questions from Stanislas Ndayishimiye, for RFI here. …

close   Trending news IMF spring meetings: roundtable on State Fragility and Development. April 26, 2018 Donald Kaberuka, Managing Partner, as panelist to the 2018 IMF spring meetings, stressed the need for technical soundness, political feasibility, and the capacity to deliver on the ground.   A lively and, at times, heated discussion centered around what is arguably the greatest challenge …