Over 900 people congregated at Harvard Business School on 18 – 19 February for the 13th Annual Africa Business Conference themed “Your African Legacy: Defining the Contribution of the Next Generation”. It provided a platform for discussion and debate for those engaging with the continent as "a different Africa cannot be built by indifferent people". The Careers in Africa team was at hand to speak to African graduates and professionals looking to launch their career back home.
Conference participants were remarkably bullish about their career prospects across Africa. A survey conducted by the Careers in Africa team reveals that 35% of respondents were looking to move back home in 2011 and a further 29% would do so within one to two years. When asked about the key drivers for looking to work in Africa, ‘opportunities to fast track my career’ was the leading response. ‘Africa’s growing economy’ was ranked second whilst ‘returning home to family’ and ‘the ability to apply international knowledge to local markets’ came joint third. Incidentally, ‘financial incentives’ and ‘giving back’ were ranked last.
These findings supported the notions of renewed interest in opportunities across the continent and a strong desire by African Diaspora to return home. The landscape is certainly changing across Africa; it is not only an emerging market, it is also gaining prominence as an employment centre location.
Nedbank Group provides a comprehensive range of wholesale and retailbanking services through four main business clusters: Nedbank Capital, Nedba0nk Corporate, Nedbank Business Banking and Nedbank Retail. Principal services include corporate and retail banking, property finance, private banking, investment banking and foreign exchange.
Nedbank Capital is based at the group’s head-office in Sandton, Johannesburg, with operational centres in Durban and Cape Town, as well as representative offices in London, Toronto, Namibia and Angola.
Nedbank Capital is well positioned to take advantage of the surge in business opportunities in Africa owing to our relevant specialist skills, physical proximity and good relationships with development finance institutions.
From the start, our approach at Nedbank Capital has been different. Not content to follow conventional thinking, or be bound by bureaucratic limitations, we believe that income is created when intellect and innovation meet. It’s an exciting crossroads. And it’s taking us places, for we are considered a leader in the highly competitive investment banking arena.
And yet, profit is not what drives us. Seeing our clients realise their dreams does. Which is why we do more than invest in the future. We believe in it.
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