Ethiopia has received constant attention from the global community over the past six months. Strong economic growth has underpinned the country’s positive narrative over the past decade, which has been supported by ambitious and enticing investment opportunities. 2018’s watershed political moments have only increased the attention on the country and the region as a whole.
Our investor mission this November was a huge success, and we would like to thank those who joined for helping to make it such a productive trip. This delegation was our largest to date, and gained the support and backing of the government as well as industry leaders from the private sector. This was certainly reflected in the connections made by everyone involved.
Since February, Ethiopia has taken Africa’s political arena by storm. A new prime minister, H.E. Abiy Ahmed and a new Cabinet that is composed of 50% women, not to mention the country’s first female president, Her Excellency Sahle-Work Zewde, have firmly positioned Ethiopia in the spotlight. Investor’s attention on Ethiopia has been mobilised as a result of the country’s ambition to become Africa’s manufacturing hub alongside the execution of its Growth and Transformation Plan II.
Our programme provided first-hand access to this changing political discussion as well as showcasing those businesses which are leading Ethiopia’s charge to become Africa’s most developed economy. Through our tailored agenda, we were able to connect our delegates with the political stakeholders as well as the country’s leading investors and businesses.
I hope the success of our investor mission shows the possibilities that Ethiopia has to offer. Thank you to our Content Partners, Control Risks and to our sponsors on the ground: Fairfax Africa Fund; Awash Bank; Mehrteab Leul & Associates; Cerberus Capital Management; Awash Wines and IBEX Advisory.
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