Banking On Africa: Harvesting New Horizons

Africa requires USD 100 billion annually in financing to support infrastructure development. Currently only USD 50 billion is available. It is critical that African countries develop their capital markets to raise additional capital required. In addition, Africa needs to focus on giving greater access to funding and financial inclusion.

In the banking sector, international banks operating in Africa have mainly focused on the top end of the client pyramid. A truly African bank needs to focus on the unserved segments which require investors to be involved and on the ground.


Rizwan Desai, Collins Newman & Co.


  1. Chris Oduneye, Commerzbank AG
  2. John Vitalo, Atlas Mara
  3. Mohammed Nyaoga, Central Bank of Kenya
  4. Sherazam Mazari, Sabre Advisors
  5. Taron Mohan, NextGen Telesolutions Pvt. Ltd

Related videos

More insights

Hard Talk Panel

Investors ought to investigate each country within Africa differently as opposed to considering the ...

Infrastructure Investment in Africa: Unleashing the Continent’s Potential

The development of infrastructure in Africa requires private public partnerships. Such projects ...

Africa’s Transition To Democracy & Development: Navigating Political & Economic Minefields

For the last 15 years, African economies have continued to improve largely due to better governance ...

Private Equity in Africa

Private Equity players are considered as problem solvers driven by building regional businesses ...