Written by two experts who have lived and worked in Africa for two decades, Amazing Africa: A Corporate Journey is a collection of 25 colourful tales and anecdotes of their enriching time spent on the continent.
Today, Africa is a serious investment destination where there are billion dollar deals happening on a daily basis, with strong interest from governments and the private sectors alike. Amazing Africa not only contributes to a better appreciation of these business opportunities that lie in Africa, but it also provides a window into the social, cultural and environmental conditions of one of the world’s most exotic and least-understood continents.
Amazing Africa: A Corporate Journey promises to be a valuable companion to anyone interested in learning about the business environment in Africa and to anyone planning on embarking upon their own African adventure.
|Publisher:||Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Both MD Ramesh and Ranveer Chauhan are senior executives at Olam International Ltd and have been instrumental in developing Olam’s significant agricultural business interests on the African continent over the past 20 years.
Rameshspent his childhood across India atvarious Naval bases and is an enthusiastic sportsman, a brave foodie andakeen naturist. Presently, Rameshlives in Durban with his wife and two student daughters.
Ranveer has his roots in Safidon, (Haryana, India) and he grew up in Kanpur, (Uttar Pradesh, India). He credits his interest in and love for people, places, plants and animals to his late father and to the lovely communities he came in contact with over the years. He lives in Singapore with his wife; theirtwo children are at university.
Table of Contents
1 Finding a Vegetarian Meal in North Ghana 17
2 Hyperinflation of a Lifetime 23
3 The Royal Chieftaincy in West Ghana 28
4 Accra to Abidjan: Handing Over the CEO 33
5 The Controle Generate: The Tax Man Cometh 40
6 Seme Border: A Road Trip from Cotonou to Lagos
7 Travelling in Africa: Hotel Stories 55
8 Living Through a Coup in Nigeria 63
9 Doctor Becomes Governor 69
10 An Evening Out in Africa 75
11 Recruiting in Africa 81
12 Trees, Plants and Wildlife in Africa 87
13 Digging Rich Roots: Living Well in Africa 97
14 Schools and Education in Africa 104
15 Practical Medicine in the Rural African Context 113
16 Sporting the Country Colours of an Adopted Home 119
17 Anglophone: Francophone Africa 125
18 A Plane Ride within Nigeria 131
19 The Sugar Barons of Uganda 137
20 The Bricklayer of Natal 142
21 The Council of Six 148
22 The Cocoa Farmer of Obuasi 153
23 Family Doctors in Africa 159
24 Judging Miss Ghana 166
25 Watching Indian Films in Djougou 172