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Davos 2016 – Press Conference: Banking in Africa: a closer look at Rwanda

The financial services industry in Africa is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation to address a demanding marketplace and an evolving regulatory landscape. Atlas Mara Limited (founded by Ashish J. Thakkar and Bob Diamond) have acquired banking operations in seven sub-Saharan African countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria. In this press conference, they will talk about their recent acquisitions in Rwanda.

Speakers:
-Bob Diamond, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital, USA.
-Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda.
-Ashish J. Thakkar, Executive Chairman, Mara Sokoni, United Arab Emirates; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Africa.

Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.

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