Africa Conversation Series

Africa Conversation Series: Investing in Africa

KPMG’s Africa Conversation series is dedicated to developments in Africa and the implications for the continent’s economy. The Conversations facilitate interaction and knowledge-sharing between KPMG experts, clients, and businesses operating in various economic sectors across the continent.

Topics are selected to reflect the most important and topical opportunities and challenges in Africa, and are discussed by a panel of experts in each field. Sharing our knowledge through this platform is one more way that KPMG adds value to businesses that are active in, or aiming to become active in, Africa.

A continent of opportunity

Africa today is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, having expanded at more than two percentage points above the global average for the past 10 years. The African economy is expected to grow by more than 5% during 2012-13, according to various reputable forecasters, while its total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to reach US$2.6 trillion by 2020.

Africa offers numerous opportunities to investors in the post-global financial crisis world, though the options are as varied as the countries. The key issue investors need to understand is the risk/reward equation.

ABN’s Bronwyn Nielsen and her panel of expert business guests share their investing experiences in Africa, what sectors are investors targeting, and who these investors actually are, covering:

    • Why are multinational companies investing in Africa?
    • What sectors are ‘hot’?
    • Who is investing and where?

View other KPMG Africa videos.

About Femi Oke

Relentless passion for creativity and digital acumen to help a professional services firm thrive in the digital space. Femi is an individual with a rich experience on regional African knowledge, its diverse business culture and he understands the continent’s economic drive. He thrives on selfless service and lasting mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and especially clients encountered in the course of his duties. He is creative, practical and self-motivated with business judgement in corporate, brand and strategic communications, social, digital & traditional media and executive profiling. Roles in the firm include New Media, Digital Communication, Corporate Communication, executive profiling and Brand Management execution. Working on the multi-million dollar Africa high growth market project stands out for femi; besides this, managing all KPMG’s digital communication for the World Economic Forum on Africa is another project that gives him great delight. Femi holds a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

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