GABON Africa Intelligence 09/08/2018

[Africa's behind-the-scenes international business barons] 4/4 - Gagan Gupta, Ali Bongo's favourite Indian tycoon

While French multinationals in Gabon have gone broke like Rougier and Necotrans or battle with the presidency like Veolia and Eramet, Indo-Singaporean group Olam has gone from strength to strength. The man behind its success, its Gabon country director Gagan Gupta, has succeeded in forging close links with the Gabonese presidency.
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