Doing Business in Africa: What Are The Pitfalls & Opportunities

The Congress for Business and Economics is hosting Michael Lalor, Lead Partner and Head of Ernst and Young Africa Business Centre, will talk on “Doing Business in Africa: What Are The Pitfalls & Opportunities”. The event includes dinner.


Michael is a partner responsible for Ernst & Young’s Africa Business Center. He has a background in political science, economics, and literary studies, and uses this wide frame of reference to bring a fresh perspective to more conventional business thinking.

Michael’s areas of focus include strategy and business development. Using a combination of facilitation and qualitative analysis he has assisted clients across a range of sectors in projects ranging from business concept feasibility studies to developing processes for innovation to developing blue-sky growth strategies.

He is also responsible for the firm’s thought leadership initiatives on Africa, including our flagship Africa Attractiveness publication. He is currently working with a number of the firm’s client’s from various countries and across a range of sectors to assist them in developing, stress-testing and executing their Africa growth strategies.

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