FACES OF FI­NANCE

The Africa Report - - CONTENTS - By Charles Idem in Ki­gali, Ni­cholas Nor­brook and Pa­trick Smith

Af­ter the com­mod­ity crunch African fi­nance is seek­ing a new vi­sion. Five lead­ers in bank­ing, gov­ern­ment, devel­op­ment fi­nance and con­sult­ing who aim to steer their coun­tries and com­pa­nies to fu­ture wealth.

As Africa emerges slowly from the wreck­age of the com­mod­ity crunch it’s time to push for a new eco­nomic model in which sec­toral di­ver­sity and fi­nanc­ing for small busi­nesses drives growth. Whether mak­ing poli­cies, ex­pand­ing a con­ti­nen­tal foot­print or fund­ing devel­op­ment is their field, good gov­er­nance, in­tegrity and con­fronting prob­lems head-on are com­mon themes for th­ese lead­ers seek­ing to rev­o­lu­tionise fi­nance at home and across Africa.

(L-R) SOLA DAVID-BORHA, CLARE AKA­MANZI, KEN OFORI-ATTA, RICHARD ARLOVE, AN­THONY OK­PANACHI

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