Choiseul 100 Africa : Laurent Fabius receives the laureates
Laurent Fabius, French minister of foreign affairs and international development, received two days ago at the quay d’orsay 62 laureates of the first edition of “Choiseul 100 Africa”.
“Choiseul 100 Africa” is an annual study which aim is to identify and rank young African leaders who are less than forty and who are meant to have a major role into Africa’s development. This study is led by the Choiseul Institute, a “think tank” dedicated to the analysis of global economic governance.
This year, 60% of the selected ones are francophone and all of them are from 27 distinct countries, among them Uganda.
In the top 10: a British who began his career in Uganda
Among the 10 first African leaders of the ranking, one can find the British businessman Ashish Thakka, who was born in Great Britain but who grew up in Uganda, country where he also launched its company Mara group in 1996, although he was only 15. This company, which mainly offers financial services is today settled in 24 countries and has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company.
Currently CEO of Mara Group at only 33, he is the youngest selected of this top 10.