Africa: Finding a Successful Development Model

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Africa: Finding a Successful Development Model

V. Shankar participated in the SuperReturn Africa Conference in Cape Town in December 2017. As a keynote speaker, he covered topics such as the impact of global economic and geo-political developments on Africa, the role FDI and intra-Africa trade play in enabling Africa’s industrial development, sources of growth opportunities and potential development models. In addition, he […]

Surge in Foreign Fund Inflows Sets Stage for Egyptian Boom

Reuters spoke with Iyad Malas about the Egyptian market as investor sentiment gains optimism. Following this, he was quoted in an article on growing foreign fund inflows and economic growth in Egypt. The full article can be read here.

Keep an Eye on ‘BAT’ in 2018

V. Shankar co-hosted a section of Squawk Box on 29 December 2017. He touched on valuation issues and irrational exuberance in the market that can be seen through Bitcoin, Argentina and Tesla. The clip can be viewed here.

Why This Private Equity Fund Is Long On Emerging Markets

V. Shankar joined CNBC Africa in Johannesburg for their Power Lunch segment on 7 December 2017, sharing Gateway’s investment philosophy, a summary of Gateway’s Africa portfolio and insights on the south-south trade corridor. You can view the interview here.

Appointment of V. Shankar as a Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement PLC

On 12th December 2017, V. Shankar was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement PLC. Dangote Cement PLC is Africa’s largest cement producer. The announcement is available here.

This Investor Says Saudi Corruption Crackdown Will Be Welcomed

V. Shankar spoke to CNBC on the recent anti-corruption crackdown by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. He describes the Crown Prince’s zeal for reform and seismic changes being made on many fronts – socially, economically, as well as in politics and governance. The interview can be accessed here.

V. Shankar Speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2017

V. Shankar spoke at the Forbes Global CEO Conference held in Hong Kong from 26 – 27 September 2017. ‘The Future is Now” panel was moderated by Tim Ferguson (Editor, Forbes Asia), and V. Shankar was joined by fellow speakers Ronnie Chan (Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd), Neil Shen (Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital […]

China vs. India: Who will win in Africa?

CNBC Asia’s Amanda Drury conducted a live interview segment with V. Shankar in Singapore on 14 September 2017 for Asia Squawk Box. The conversation focused on investment opportunities in Africa, paralleling the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor backed by India and Japan to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The segment can be accessed here.

V. Shankar Speaks at Afreximbank’s 24th Annual General Meeting

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) held its 24th Annual General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda from 28 June – 1 July 2017. The overall theme was “Trade and Economic Transformation”, while the theme of the side-line seminars was “Expanding African Trade in a World of Rising Protectionism”. As part of the series of seminars on topics relevant to trade […]

“Accelerating SME development in the GCC is need of the hour”: I. Malas

As a speaker at the Top CEO Conference & Awards 2017, TRENDS magazine interviewed Iyad Malas on why boosting the SME sector is vital for diversification in the GCC Region.  Iyad touched on several topics including the significance of the presence of SME’s, the challenges they face and the means of support they receive. You can […]