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YPFP London: Africa and Economy series: Chinese FDI in Africa – Collaboration or Colonisation?
This event is now fully booked
While China’s emergence as a global superpower has been well documented, the issue of how this has affected the less developed nations in Africa deserves closer attention than it has received. This panel discussion event will shine a light upon the distinct methodologies of investors from China and the East against arguably failed methodologies of the West. A variant ethos emanating from China has created a set of consequences that will be explored by a distinguished panel with real expertise in this subject matter.
Richard Dowden, Journalist
Richard is a British journalist who has specialised in African issues. Since 1975, he has worked for several British media and for the past eight years he has been the Executive Director of the Royal African Society. He has also written a book, 'Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles'.
Quan Le, Founder and Managing Director of GMX Consulting
Quan has 16 years strategy and M&A experience in emerging and frontier markets. In these capacities he worked with clients in 15 countries, most of which in emerging and frontier markets, particularly Africa and Asia. With his experience of both the Asian and African financial markets he is ideally placed to contribute to the discussion of the effects of this new wave of investment.
Zachary Latif, TLG Capital (Recent recipients of Private Equity Africa's “Landmark Deal of the Decade”)
Zachary was recently nominated in the category as a "Leader to Watch," and has been a credit trader and strategist for the past decades at a variety of institutions before joining TLG Capital where he oversees the investment portfolio. TLG Capital is an award-winning private equity firm, which has key investments in frontier market economies including many in Sub-Saharan Africa. TLG Capital has won plaudits for many far-reaching and impactful investments in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture and beverage industries as a way to focus on the African consumer.
Further panelists TBD.