Slide of the month (SOTM) November. The construction industry in Africa

Construction projects on the African continent are not only getting bigger, but more complex in nature. Some of the key drivers are economic growth, urbanization, industrialization, and the growth of the middle class. The transport sector continues to take the biggest share of the total construction projects in the continent, followed by real estate. In a bid to identifying suitable business partners in selected countries in Africa, we recently completed a local research project in the construction industry. This prompted us to do a deep dive and provide a detailed market outlook. After sharing our findings and giving strategic recommendations, we were in a position to prioritize different countries and sectors.

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Read other SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) October. The meat & fish sector in Nigeria

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. The soft drinks market in Kenya

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. Steel demand in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The future of Africa’s independent automotive aftermarkets

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Consumer goods across Africa


Amamchukwu Okafor joins africon GmbH as a Business Analyst

With our philosophy of “bridging potentials“ where we consult the management of global companies on their Africa strategy (beginning with their market entry until the local implementation) we are growing our team.

Amamchukwu Okafor joined africon GmbH as a Business Analyst in August 2020. He is based in Nigeria, the largest market in Africa, and a key focus country for many of our clients. Prior to joining africon, Mr. Okafor consulted for a number of local firms and German institutions in Nigeria. He holds a consecutive Master’s degree in Economics and Strategy from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. His interests are in infrastructure, energy markets, logistics and business cycles. Amam is supporting several companies with in-depth local market research, entire market analysis, strategy development, partner identification, sales, and business development among other activities in Nigeria.

For me, it has been a tremendous learning and growth experience with africon. I look forward to more projects”, says Amam.

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Etienne Fliegner joins africon as a Visiting Associate

Etienne Fliegner joined the africon team as a Visiting Associate in September 2020 and is based in Freiburg, Germany. He studied politics and economics in his Bachelor and is completing a Master in European Global Studies. Etienne supports marketing & research work at africon. “Since my experience abroad in Ethiopia, I am very interested in economic and political developments in African countries. I am happy and motivated to join the dynamic team at africon GmbH to deepen my knowledge and learn new skills ,” Etienne says.

He is looking forward to working with the team and has already successfully assisted in the execution of some projects over the last months.

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