Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry: Cimerwa CEO outlines future plans for the company amid COVID-19 shocks

Rwanda’s leading cement manufacturer Cimerwa PPC has set ambitious targets for the next financial year and with that came a new CEO to lead the ship. But with the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic, is this a setback in the company’s ambitious plans? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera sat down with the new CEO Albert Sigei for more....

Tristan De Boysson: A man with a passion for getting people to invest in Africa’s health sector

He was born in Paris moved to Asia. Now in Dubai he is trying to hook people up with deals in Middle East and Africa in the health game. This is the story of Tristan De Boysson, CEO of Amanat....

How this Gabon-born entrepreneur gave up his tennis dream to become Africa’s Mark Zuckerberg

Dubai-based Mark Doumba wanted to be the next Roger Federer but he had to settle with being the next Mark Zuckerberg. This is the story of the Gabon-born entrepreneur who saw an opportunity for a technology company to bridge the digital divide and address Sub-Saharan Africa’s development challenges through innovation and policy as a result he started CLIKAFRIK and CLIKPAY....

Captains of Industry: Andrew Key: From officer to a payment supremo

Andrew Key wanted to be an officer and gentleman but a rugby accident put paid to his army ambitions. Now he sits in the middle of a payments empire straddling Africa and the Middle East. This is the story of Key, Managing Director,Head of Processing Business at Network International....

DMCC’s Feryal Ahmadi’s big plans for Africa

In her position as Chief Operating Officer of one of the biggest free trade areas in the world, Feryal Ahmadi has big plans for Africa. Ahmadi from the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) shares her story....

Captains of Industry: How the Dubai-spirit is landing in Africa

He grew up as Dubai flourished, now he is looking to Africa. Omar Khan, Director International Offices at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry says it won’t just support business people in Africa they will also set up shop....

How this African technology giant plans to unlock the potential of Africa

In this episode of Captains of Industry, CNBC Africa sits down with the Grant Bodley, the chief executive of IT conglomerate, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa. With 21 years of experience at the company, Bodley has seen the company grow from strength to strength and has been at the helm as it expands into the Middle East....

Captains of Industry: From dream cars through disappointment to design

Everyone in business has setbacks. Dream ventures that didn’t work. Nadim Habr, Founder and CEO of Designhubz wanted to have a super car business, the economy disagreed so he ended up making a fortune in Dubai....

Captains of Industry: Bob Willen – a life of engineering, management and Pelé

His father was a physicist, mother a maths teacher and Bob Willen wanted to be an astronaut, instead he went on a journey of business around the world ending up as the head of the Middle East and Africa operations of one of the world’s biggest management consultancies - A.T. Kearney. This is his story....

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Nigeria moves to tackle rising piracy cases in the Gulf of Guinea

In its half-year 2020 report, the International Maritime Bureau says the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa is increasingly dangerous for commercial shipping as it now accounts for just over 90 per cent of maritime kidnappings worldwide. In a move to tackle piracy in the region, A Nigerian court in Port Harcourt has made its first set of convictions under a new anti-piracy law. Labaran Shuaibu Magaji, A Federal Prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice in Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP09 hosts Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is a Lagos-based fashion designer considered to be one of Nigeria's leading couturiers. Launched in 2005, her eponymous label includes couture, ready-to-wear, jewellery and hairpieces. After studying finance and business in the UK, Lanre changed her path to her calling in fashion. However, this did not happen overnight. To make it to the top of the African fashion industry, she had to overcome a number of challenges. She sits down with Peace Hyde to share her remarkable journey Against all Odds. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/tv-shows/against-all-odds/...

Courteville CEO sheds light on half-year earnings & the impact of COVID-19

As companies grapple with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, Managing Director and CEO of Courteville Business Solution, Adebola Akindele joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to breakdown the company’s half-year numbers.

Congo to meet miners to debate copper concentrate export waivers

(Reuters) - Mining companies and copper and cobalt buyers have been invited to a meeting in Kinshasa next week to discuss if...

South Africa’s rand backtracks as relief rally pauses

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand weakened slightly early on Thursday, pausing an advance in the previous session that saw the currency...