US Africa Forum: Private equity panel

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Private equity, long-term lending, and healthy capital markets are vital to the success of Africa, which is now home to a strong and growing financial services sector. This session highlights the trends guiding successful governance in African countries and uncovers ways to reduce real risks, strengthen investor confidence and increase the availability of US capital to US and African firms partnering on the continent.

Welcoming the panel The Honorable Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Moderator Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank Speakers • Ajay Banga, President and CEO, MasterCard • Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings Limited • James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank Group • David Rubenstein, CEO, The Carlyle Group • Sim Tshabalala, Joint Chief Executive, Standard Bank • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation [Source: Bloomberg]

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