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Today, the question of why Africa matters is not up for debate. However, the question that does remain – for US business leaders and investors – is how to navigate the opportunity set. With 54 countries, 29 stock markets, 15 bond markets and an expanding universe of public and private businesses, investors have a growing number of avenues through which to participate in the continent’s transformation.

This publication highlights ways in which US-African engagement can be deepened, and consists of both proprietary research and perspectives from global business and political leaders. Featuring contributions by:

  • Johan Steyn: Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Cargill
  • Nik Nesbitt: General Manager, East Africa, IBM
  • Dr. Christo Wiese: Chairman Pepkor, Non-Executive Chairman of Shoprite Holdings
  • Mark Pittman: Senior Managing Director, Allstate Investments
  • Jay Ireland: President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Africa
  • Alan Davies: Chief Executive Diamonds and Minerals, Rio Tinto
  • Kola Karim: Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Energy International
  • Mimi Alemayehou: Executive Advisor and Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure
  • Fred Hochberg: President and Chairman, US Export-Import Bank
  • Donald Gips: Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group and Former US Ambassador to South Africa
  • Nicky Newton-King: Chief Executive Officer, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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