Dr. Frannie Léautier is the CEO of SouthBridge Investment Group, a private equity firm focused on investing in African businesses. She is a renowned economist and development expert with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has held senior positions in the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the United Nations. She has also served as a Minister of Finance in the government of Madagascar.
Dr. Léautier is a passionate advocate for the development of Africa and has been a leader in the African private equity industry. She has been recognized for her work in the field, receiving the African Banker Award for Excellence in Investment Banking in 2018. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has been featured in numerous publications, including the Financial Times, The Economist, and Forbes.
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The global demographic shifts underway hold the potential to both rapidly expand the opportunities for investment and returns: From the inclusion of underserved groups across the increasingly young and female purchasing power in emerging markets to more and more women founders and investors. How can investors capitalize on these trends? What challenges and opportunities characterize the careers of women in Finance as well as the track of women entrepreneurs? How can the business sector optimize the chances and capitalize on the potential of women in entrepreneurial or leadership roles?
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