Africa's Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World's Next Big Growth Market
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About the Author
Acha Leke is chairman of McKinsey & Company's Africa practice. Leading the firm's expansion across Africa, he has worked in more than twenty countries. Leke is the coauthor of the McKinsey Global Institute's widely recognized Lions on the Move reports on Africa, as well as numerous Harvard Business Review and McKinsey Quarterly articles. Mutsa Chironga is an executive at Nedbank, one of South Africa's largest banking groups. He was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he served banks in a dozen African countries, mostly on capturing growth opportunities. He is the coauthor of several McKinsey reports on African economies and financial services. Georges Desvaux is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and a former managing partner of its African and Japanese offices. A leader of McKinsey's global marketing practice, he has helped build the firm's consumer insights and analytics capabilities. He is the coauthor of numerous articles on consumer and macroeconomic trends.
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"This is a truly disruptive book, suggesting that today's ambitious entrepreneurs look not to space or silicon but to the savannah." -- Publisher's Weekly
Advance Praise for Africa's Business Revolution:
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund--
"Africa's Business Revolution is a thought-provoking read that confronts many of the myths about Africa and provides a strategic guide to navigating an incredibly dynamic and diverse continent. Africa is experiencing a historic demographic change and I cannot think of a more opportune time for us all to consider the possibilities arising from this transformation."
Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse--
"Africa is not a special continent sitting on a different planet. It presents huge opportunities here and now, and many companies and entrepreneurs are already going after them successfully. This book is a major step in normalizing the way the business world looks at and thinks about Africa."
Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited--
"A powerful and compelling guide that captures practical know-how for doing profitable and socially impactful business in Africa. This book reaffirms my conviction that Africa is the best-kept secret for a profitable and fulfilling business enterprise."
Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation--
"Africa is a billion-person market on the cusp of transformative growth--yet until now little has been published on how global businesses can be part of this exciting story. Africa's Business Revolution fills that gap: it weaves together the authors' rich experience with the perspectives of some of Africa's most successful business leaders."
Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners; former United States Secretary of Commerce--
"This is a must-read for any global business leader looking for opportunities to deliver outsize returns to stakeholders while also meeting Africa's huge unmet demand for goods and services."
David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group--
"The last great emerging market is Africa. For those investors interested in learning why the market offers enormous opportunities over the coming decade, Africa's Business Revolution is an indispensable guidebook."