Tag: wef19

Henry Schein CEO Stan Bergman on why countries should embrace immigration

With 80 million people around being displaced, the current migrant crisis is a humanitarian crisis. At the same time there are growing fears around open borders to the extent that United States President Donald Trump is intent on building a wall to keep illegal immigrants out. Yet, says, Stan Bergman the CEO of Henry Schein, there are many positives around immigration. He spoke to CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Christy Hoffman on digitalisation as means to bridge inequality

Africa’s digital progress is being halted by the great digital divide. Christy Hoffman, General Secretary of UNI Global Union explains why this needs to change.

There is nowhere else where you get the returns on investments you get in Africa but we can make them better: Tony Elumelu

How can Africa take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution to maintain the "Africa rising" narrative? CNBC Africa caught up with Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss this and more.

Ramaphosa on SA’s investment case, land expropriation

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed media on day 2 of the World economic Forum's Annual Meeting taking place in the mountains of Davos. He discussed the country's investment case, the Zondo Commission, nationalisation of the Reserve Bank and land reform.

Rwanda’s growth projections to increase to 8.2%

At the ongoing WEF Davos forum 2019 CNBC Africa spoke to Rwanda’s Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa who says that the country’s growth projections are expected to increase to 8.2 per cent.

More needs to be done to advance Africa’s digital revolution – Kola Adesina

Sahara Power Group Limited Group Managing Director Kola Adesina says Africa must improve access to electricity as to harness the digital revolution. He added that whereas the world is talking of the 4th revolution the continent still lags behind in the second. Adesina spoke with CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters at the World Economic Forum in Davos on how the power sector is impacting Africa's journey to globalisation.

Why we attended WEF Davos 2019 – NSE’s Oscar Onyema

The World Economic Forum says there are opportunities for investment in the capacities of people and communities to attain self-reliance. So how can African corporations tap into these opportunities to unlock new capital and scale up local markets? Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange joins CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters in Davos for this discussion.

Zenith Bank Chair talks on empowering Africa’s youth in the digital era

African banks are beginning to recognise that the risk acceptance criteria for the youths are slightly under financial inclusion. This is according to Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank. He discussed this and how African youths can take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution.