Okan discusses ports sector in Jeune Afrique
Race for gigantic ships, emergence of major port hubs, shift to Asia, development of automation and IT tools… Africa has not been left out of the shipping industry’s revolution!
Okan talks about SEZ and the challenge of competitiveness in Africa in La Tribune
The spectacular development of the industrial zones of Tanger-Med in Morocco, Hawassa in Ethiopia, Nkok in Gabon and Filatex in Madagascar, illustrates that a social and economic take-off of Africa is possible.
Okan talks about African purchasing power in La Tribune
Okan discusses Nigeria’s trade policy on Medi1radio
While Nigeria’s protectionist policy can enhance national industry, it can be destabilizing for its neighboring countries.
Okan ponders on the hospitality sector in Jeune Afrique
The hospitality industry in Africa needs to adopt the right strategy in order to address the growing needs for a continent that is catching up with international standards.
Okan’s report on the logistics sector for the Africa CEO Forum
While the funds dedicated to roads, ports and railways have tripled over the last 10 years, the continent still accounts for only 2% of global exports.
Okan discusses fintech companies in Africa at Bpifrance
Due to its virtually non-existant banking system, Africa is an ideal though peculiar breeding ground for fintech companies. Amaury de Féligonde presents the trends of the sector with Lionel Baraban at Bpifrance.
Okan discusses Oil & Gas opportunities in Jeune Afrique
Niger, Senegal and Mauritania are on the verge of becoming net oil & gas exporters. To avoid the Dutch disease, they should rely on local workforce and reinvest profits in other sectors.
Moringa (E. de Rothschild) invests in SOBEMA
Moringa, an impact investment fund dedicated to agroforestry projects, announces taking a 46% participation in SOBEMA. Okan acted as the sole financial advisor to the Moringa Fund in the context of this deal.
Okan awards excellence scholarships in Burkina Faso
Okan is pleased to announce awarding excellence scholarships to 5 secondary school students in Burkina Faso, which will allow them to study at Enko Ouaga International School.