Vincent Le Guennou, Founding Partner and CO-Ceo of ECP, expressed his gratitude to have had the opportunity to participate in the web conference “Soft power, Afri-capitalism and governance: the new African deal”, organized by 35°Nord and l’Opinion, opened by a speech by the Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and in the presence of Tidjane Thiam (Administrator of Kering) and Rémy Rioux (CEO of the AFD). During the panel “The emergence of a specific Afri-capitalism”, he was able to exchange with Anne-Laure Kiechel (founder of Global Sovereign Advisory), Léonce Yacé (Managing Director of NSIA Bank Côte d’Ivoire) and Brice Chasles (Managing Director of Deloitte French-speaking Africa). This panel highlighted the transformations that Africa has undergone over the past two decades.
« With a steady increase of the per capita income throughout the continent, the African GDP will be equivalent to that of the EU in 2050 », Vincent Le Guennou stated. « Africa has demonstrated its capacity to develop its economies through endogenous dynamics, investments, balanced partnerships and a vigorous and resilient private sector. The liberalization of certain strategic sectors has fostered the emergence of large companies. I personally am a fervent supporter of the emergence of these regional champions. ECP endeavors to accompany them in their ascent, and contribute to their expansion across the continent. »