By Shingirai Vambe
Harare- High-level platform for corporate Chief Executive Officers, CEO Africa Roundtable has once again stretched its tents into Zambia, a fastest growing economy in southern Africa, the Post On Sunday report.
The platform that was created for both public and private sector continue to attract big organizations, corporates and CEOs across Africa with the recent solid move described as building an African footprint.
Zimbabwe Group Chief Executive Director, Kipson Gundani told this publication that when people connect, transactions do happen.
“We are on a drive to build a footprint in Africa. Our aim is to connect not less than 10 000 CEOs across Africa in the next 5 years,” Gundani said.
He added, “We believe that when people connect, transactions do happen and the roundtable saves to make that a reality after launching Malawi in March, Zambia has become the third African country to come in the CEO Africa Roundtable family”.
The Africa Roundtable has managed to bring together renowned CEOs in Africa with the current engagement being targeted to the international community, the United States of America.
The Roundtable is a platform where geo-political and socio-economic issues are interrogated and discussed with the rise of the macro business activities across the globe following the pandemic, Covid-19, Nations are on the recovery path and profit mechanisms is the subject matter.
Zambia’s economy has been reported to be performing so well, with investors flocking the country eying major areas such as mining, money markets and agriculture and the Kwacha gaining value against the world exchange currency, the US dollar.
The just ended Comesa Business Council Conference held in Zambia is a clear testimony of business growth in Southern Africa and need for markets locally and internationally as well as pushing for the African Continental Free Trade Area thrust of having one common market that will help developing countries and economies.