8 posts categorised "Francophone"

23 February 2015

Francophone Africa: a new battlefield for the banking industry

By Pierre-Antoine Balu, Partner with PwC France and PwC Francophone Africa The financial services industry is changing at fast pace in Francophone Africa. This accelerated transformation is primarily the result of an intensifying competitive pressure on markets where the banking penetration remains generally low (under 20% in average). The industry...

01 December 2014

The agility dividend

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner for PwC in sub-Saharan Francophone Africa and Pierre-Antoine Balu, Partner with PwC France and PwC Francophone Africa A demographic boom, changing regulation, new consumer needs, the war for talent, disruptive technologies, urbanisation, new competitors… African companies are facing an accelerated pace of change. These...

17 November 2014

The digital revolution

By Mohammed Dembele, Telecoms Leader, PwC Francophone Africa Africa is currently undergoing a rapid and deep digital revolution. In our Africa CEO Survey, technology is at the top of African CEOs’ agendas, with 41% recognising technological advances as the most significant global megatrend that will transform their businesses over the...

12 October 2014

From recognising potential to achieving growth

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner, PwC Francophone Africa Market region Favourable growth prospects in Africa, especially in the context of the global economic crisis, have put the spotlight on Africa. We could not record the number of reports, press articles and top executive interviews over the past months alone...

02 September 2014

Why Africa, Why Now?

By Paul Cleal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group The positive phrase Africa Rising is now almost as common as the negative images we used to see about Africa throughout most of the previous several decades. Civil wars, coups d'état, natural disasters and famines seemed to be the only news...

27 August 2014

The war for talent, a key challenge for african CEOs

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner, PwC Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa African economies have been transformed since the 80s. Today, Africa has become the "ultimate frontier" to conquer and the growth rates seen in many countries continue to attract investors. For historical reasons during their development, certain countries have been faced...

The Maghreb, a hotbed of regional champions

By Noel Albertus, Managing Partner PwC Advisory Maroc and Francophone Africa Advisory Leader The Maghreb is taking full advantage of its remarkable location at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East to become a unique platform for development. Its traditional businesses are being transformed into the region's champions...

14 August 2014

Opportunities for business in Francophone Africa

By Bernard Gainnier, Chairman & Territory Senior Partner at PwC France & Francophone Africa Francophone Africa has become a territory full of opportunities for business. Countries of the Maghreb have become a critical hub for a lot of companies, should they be European or African, in many areas. North Africa...