Martine Coffi Studer confirmed in post at Bollore Transport & Logistics
Martine Coffi Studer's stint as head of the Ivorian subsidiary [...]
Shoulder to shoulder with diplomates and local political figures, businessmen - African and foreign alike - are the one's pulling the strings in Africa. Treating political actors as equals, they can have a hand in getting certain leaders in power, clash with others and may even find themselves mediating clan quarrels. Their networks of alliances and friendships can remap a country's political landscape.
Underpinned by Eximbank, its formidable financial spearhead, China is increasingly making its presence felt in west and central Africa, a region where France already has extensive business interests. Beijing is now expanding beyond the ‘captive' energy and raw material markets [...]