Biz leaders push for Africa’s growth at ACCA convention
The critical role of business leaders in securing growth opportunities for African businesses in an increasingly competitive global economy was debated at a high level conference organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
According to ACCA, the CEO (Chief Experience Officer) Africa Convention entitled Africa: The $2.7 Trillion Continent – Securing Growth Transformation took place recently at the city’s Hyatt Regency Hotel Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking about the conference, ACCA’s Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Jamil Ampomah disclosed that more than 50 Chief Executives, Chief Financial Officers and other business leaders had the opportunity to share experiences and gain an insight into how experts see the African economies developing and how CEOs and CFOs prepare to face the challenges and utilize opportunities that future developments will bring.
Speakers and participants included: Professor Oliver Saasa, managing consultant of Premier Consult Ltd; Victor Sekese, Chief Executive of SizweNtsalubaGobodo; Richard Etemesi, Chief Executive Officer – South Africa and Area General Manager – Southern Africa, Standard Chartered; Nnamdi Oranye, Partner, Indian Atlantic Telecoms; Hentus Honiball and Simon Venables, Partner/Directors with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Anthony Thunstrom, Chief Operating Officer global Africa practice, KPMG; Mike Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer, The BEIGE Group and Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s Chief Executive.