African tycoon Ylias Akbaraly on his success, plans for expansion


In 20 years, Ylias Akbaraly successfully transformed the family Group into one of the most successful companies in Madagascar and in the Indian Ocean; the group has grown from 20 to over 3,000 staff with representative offices in Mauritius, Morocco, Seychelles, Mali and Paris. As Africa looks to capitalise on entrepreneurship to spur economic growth, Ylias shared insight on what makes him tick.