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May 15, 2024

Africa CEO Forum: Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)

Africa CEO Forum: Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)

Africa CEO Forum: Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)

Africa CEO Forum: Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)

Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)
Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)
Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)
Aliko Dangote and Patrick Pouyanné (Total Energies CEO)

Insights from the Africa CEO Forum: Leadership and Innovation Driving Africa's Future

The Africa CEO Forum recently highlighted the achievements and perspectives of two significant figures in African industry: Aliko Dangote, founder of Dangote Group, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total Energies. Their insights shed light on the current and future landscape of business and innovation in Africa.

Aliko Dangote: Pioneering Industrial Growth

Aliko Dangote, considered the wealthiest man in Africa with a net worth of USD 13 billion, has been a transformative figure in the continent's industrial sector. The recent completion of the Dangote Oil Refinery, with a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, stands as a testament to his vision. This refinery is set to make Nigeria self-sufficient in oil-derived products within three years, eliminating the need for gasoline imports​​.

Dangote emphasized the challenges of policy inconsistency and the need for regional integration, stressing the importance of producing, refining, and selling goods within Africa. He highlighted the bureaucratic hurdles that African entrepreneurs face, such as needing multiple visas to travel across the continent, contrasting it with the ease of movement for non-Africans​​.

Patrick Pouyanné: Commitment to Africa's Energy Future

Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total Energies, shared his company's long-term commitment to Africa. Total Energies operates in over 30 countries on the continent, engaging in activities ranging from oil drilling to operating gas stations. Despite security concerns and policy inconsistencies, the company continues to invest heavily in oil projects in countries like Uganda, Mozambique, and Angola​​.

Pouyanné highlighted that Africa is integral to Total Energies' history and future, especially as the company shifts towards renewable energy. He pointed out that policy consistency is crucial for investment, citing a recent USD 6 billion project in Angola as an example of their renewed focus on the region​​.

Stay tuned for more updates and join us on this exciting journey to connect Africa and empower its people.


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