South Africa’s change in political leadership is expected to allow for progress in addressing the country’s macroeconomic imbalances, and improving the fiscal management and transparency of the large state-owned enterprises as well as the country’s regulatory environment. A faster implementation of these reforms will bolster the long-term growth outlook for the country. A strong investment response in light of improved business sentiment in 2018 will be critical to propel growth and create jobs.
We are delighted to welcome Colin Coleman, Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs to discuss South Africa’s investment climate and the Youth Employment Service initiative which aims to create around one million job internships over three years.
Partner and Managing Director, and head of South Africa office, Goldman Sachs
Colin is Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, and head of the Goldman Sachs South Africa office—a position he has held since 2000. In 2008, he was named head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa. Colin is a member of the Growth Markets Operating Committee. He was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010.
Colin was an anti-apartheid activist and deeply involved in South Africa’s constitutional transition from apartheid to democracy. He served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties’ participation in South Africa’s 1994 elections.
Colin was named one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”. He was also a recipient of Harvard Business School’s “Business Statesman Award” on behalf of the Consultative Business Movement and was named one of Euromoney’s World Top Ten “Financing leaders for the 21st Century.”