Meet Africa's rising stars

By:
Kanika Saigal
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At the beginning of the year, Euromoney went on the hunt for Africa’s rising stars: outstanding individuals who are driving the continent’s financial and economic transformation, and setting a standard for those to follow in their wake. Here are profiles of the top 20 rising stars.

Kayode Akinola
Joshua Siaw
Paul Mante
Jo-Ann Pohl
Yinka Odeleye
Sangu Delle
Acha Leke
Patience Akyianu
Ladi Balogun
Kayode Ogunro
Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Bolaji Balogun
Vuyo Jack
Danladi Verheijen
Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan
Martin Ganda
Kobby Bentsi-Enchill
Kampeta Sayinzoga
Ishmael Nwokocha
Kampeta Sayinzoga


Lead article:

The rising stars of African finance
Africans are reclaiming their future and flocking back to a continent that many left in search of a better life. Home is where the heart is, but now it’s also where the opportunity is. Euromoney’s rising stars are grabbing the opportunities Africa has to offer and setting the standards for others to follow.

Profiles:

Vuyo Jack

Vuyo Jack
Co-founder and executive chairman of Empowerdex

Kayode Akinola
Kayode Akinola
Director, private equity, KKR
Joshua Siaw
Joshua Siaw
Director of Africa practice at White & Case LLP
Paul Mante
Paul Mante
Deputy head of Ecobank Development Corporation Investments (EDC)
Jo-Ann Pohl
Jo-Ann Pohl
Chief financial officer for Africa, Standard Chartered Bank
Yinka Odeleye
Yinka Odeleye
Director, head of corporate finance for Citi Nigeria
Sangu Delle
Sangu Delle
CEO of Golden Palm Investments
Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Eleni Gabre-Madhin
CEO of eleni LLC
Martin Ganda
Martin Ganda
CEO of Tamuka Group
Kobby Bentsi-Enchill
Kobby Bentsi-Enchill
Head, debt capital markets for west Africa, Stanbic IBTC Bank
Kampeta Sayinzoga
James Mworia
Group CEO and managing director at Centum
Ishmael Nwokocha
Ishmael Nwokocha
General manager, corporate treasury at MTN Nigeria
Danladi Verheijen
Danladi Verheijen
Co-founder and CEO of Verod Capital Management
Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan
Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan
Co-head of debt capital markets at Rand Merchant Bank
Acha Leke
Acha Leke
Director at McKinsey & Company
Ladi Balogun
Ladi Balogun
Chief executive officer of First City Monument Bank
Patience Akyianu
Patience Akyianu
Managing director of Barclays
Bolaji Balogun
Bolaji Balogun
CEO of Chapel Hill Denham
Kayode Ogunro
Kayode Ogunro
Portfolio manager, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
Kampeta Sayinzoga
Kampeta Sayinzoga
Permanent secretary to the ministry of finance and economic planning, and secretary to the Treasury, government of Rwanda