“Appetite for Investment funds to use Mauritius as a platform for investing in Africa”- Presentation by James Benoit

The Mauritius Africa Business Club in collaboration with StraConsult has had the pleasure of hosting a presentation by banker James Benoit on the 19th of March 2019 at the Caudan Arts Centre. The theme of the presentation was ‘Appetite for investment funds to use Mauritius as a platform for investing in Africa’. Mr James Benoit who is currently the CEO of FCMB UK Bank Ltd in London has 27 years of experience in North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. He has been the CEO of AfrAsia Bank in Mauritius from 2007 to 2015. James Benoit shared optimistic views about the attractiveness of Mauritius to investment funds not only for cost reasons, but also because Mauritius offers good governance standards for the image of the funds internationally. He however advised that Mauritius would gain more by enhancing its capacity to offer more services namely in terms of finance structuring and better risk appetite from banks. The MABC thanks James Benoit for his presentation and insights. The third meeting of the MABC for 2019 will be on Friday 12th April and will see a presentation by Stefano Niavas form the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Johannesburg and of Mark Van Beuningen CEO of CIM on the theme Executing a successful route to market strategy in Africa.

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