Professor Adrian Saville teams up with Founder of The Nielsen Network Bronwyn Nielsen to bring you “Africa Rising” a monthly show that highlights the enormous opportunity that the African Continental Free Trade Area presents if fully embraced and effectively leveraged.
AfCFTA went live on the 1st of January 2021 and aims to unify 55 AU states, connect 1.2 billion people and create the largest free trade area in the world with a combined GDP of 3.4 trillion US dollars . The team will showcase trade, infrastructure, education and health projects, conduct interviews with public and private sector leaders, academia and civil society. This on a country by country basis as they work their way across the African Continent.
Watch all episodes of “Africa Rising” here.
About Professor Adrian Saville
Adrian has been involved in the investment industry since 1994 and has extensive asset management experience across all major asset classes and jurisdictions. He founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998 as an independent investment house. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the company, Adrian consults widely both to government and the corporate world, and he has served as a Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003.
As a thought leader Adrian contributes regularly to business shows on radio, including Classic Business, PowerFM and The Money Show, and television, including CNBC Africa, Business Day Television, eNCA and SABC Business. I am often asked to provide comment to the press and I have written articles for various financial publications (these groups include the Financial Mail, FinWeek, Daily Maverick, Personal Finance, Business Day, Business Report, The Citizen and MoneyWeb).