Okan talks about the challenge of doing business in Africa in La Tribune

July 12, 2019

Strategic patience, diversification, local partnerships, bold philanthropy … these are some of the numerous solutions for companies to succeed in Africa and contribute to the emergence of the continent

Okan discusses the transformation of tropical products in Jeune Afrique

May 31, 2019

The production and local processing of tropical products stimulates basic infrastructure creation, while generating significant positive externalities at the regional level.

Okan talks about fintech companies in Jeune Afrique

February 17, 2019

The rise of fintech companies cuts both ways: while generating many positive externalities, they also create new challenges for Africa.

Okan ponders on the 4th industrial revolution in Les Echos

January 7, 2019

Public and private actors in Africa must invest in people and infrastructures (data centers, AI, robotics) to face the on-going 4th industrial revolution.

Okan discusses the Chinese debt in Jeune Afrique

December 14, 2018

While Chinese funds have jostled the traditional square meadows in Africa, they have also allowed the emergence of structuring projects, but beware of the debt trap.

Okan talks about financial markets in Central Africa in Jeune Afrique

August 3, 2018

To fund the infrastructures it desperately needs, Central Africa must accelerate the development of its financial markets, which requires modernization of the regulatory landscape and high quality universities and vocational training institutions.

Okan talks about European SMEs in Africa in Les Echos

July 13, 2018

If Africa represents a real opportunity for European SMEs, the adoption of an adapted strategy is critical to address the specificities of the continent

Okan talks about the start-up boom across the continent in Jeune Afrique

June 14, 2018

In Subsaharan Africa, the emergence of dynamic startups will be key to face the unemployment challenge.

Seaboard acquires a stake in GMM (Mauritania) and Fromex (Switzerland)

May 24, 2018

Seaboard, global conglomerate of the agri-food industry, announces the acquisition of a stake in GMM (Mauritania) and Fromex (Switzerland). Okan acted as financial advisor to GMM / Fromex as part of this transaction.

Okan talks about the tech sector in Africa on France24

May 23, 2018

While the share of people with a bank account in sub-Saharan Africa remains below 20%, fintech companies are building a financial ecosystem at a lower cost, particularly adapted to the African context.