Biz lead­ers push for Africa’s growth at ACCA con­ven­tion

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS / NEWS - Nahimah Ajikanle Nu­rudeen, La­gos

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.

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