Okan discusses ports sector in Jeune Afrique

February 26, 2020

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

January 23, 2020

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

December 10, 2019
Fighting rents, promoting investments, lowering energy and logistics costs … Solutions exist to lower the costs of consumer goods in Sub-Saharan Africa!

Okan discusses Nigeria’s trade policy on Medi1radio

November 29, 2019

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

October 24, 2019

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

October 22, 2019

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

October 10, 2019

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

October 8, 2019

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

October 1, 2019

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

September 3, 2019

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.