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Speaking from our base in Lagos, Nduka Irabor, who is heading up CGA Global’s new commercial presence in Angola, is adamant that from where he sits the brain drain is over. He says “Without sounding too hyperbolic, the evidence strongly suggests that this generation of talent is uniquely suited to build a strong, sustainable global group of companies that will contribute significantly to their home markets and beyond.”
Irabor, who started out as an urban planner, believes that within the first two years of CGA Global entering Angola CGA brands will make a significant contribution to the country’s economic development. He adds “I see a ready potential market that needs companies that support business and economic growth in real ways.”
He maintains that Africans are developing the type of depth that reflects our talent, resilience and quality of life, which means we are looking for companies, organizations, structures, processes, strategies and culture that help us excel to our fullest potential. He highlights the ongoing momentum, collaboration and predictability that is driving most of this growth.
The CGA Global group has developed a culture of support and growth with Africa, as we experienced when we secured a potential New York City destination, a project now under construction. Our staff regularly assists established companies or startups on how to start out in Africa and we also provide funding advice to local entrepreneurs. We look to help African entrepreneurs to reach their full potential in the growing global economy.
CAA’s willingness to create an ecosystem that accommodates for every creative tribe across Africa is a testament to the group’s respect for talent. It should also come as no surprise that while Irabor and his team begin work in Angola, our other member companies are successfully expanding in Ghana and Kenya.
Although with a growing workforce, we have to pay people to look after people at the moment because we are hiring. We also must diversify our offerings and work smarter to maintain growth. “Being a startup is the best form of business existence and the best antidote to risk and worry. ”
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