Tidjane Thiam: "let's listen to the Africans"

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Tidjane Thiam, guest at Eco from here eco from elsewhere, December 2, 2021 © François Grivelet / Jeune Afrique

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His word in the media is rare, so it is precious and eagerly awaited, especially in his country of origin, Côte d'Ivoire.

The Franco-Ivorian investor Tidjane Thiam is the big guest of the RFI / Jeune Afrique economy.  


Born in Abidjan in 1962, the first Ivorian to graduate from the École Polytechnique, he was Minister of Planning and Development under President Bédié. After the 1999 coup d'état, he moved into the private sector and became a consultant for McKinsey, then successively managing director of insurers Aviva and Prudential, and of the Swiss institution Credit Suisse. He is now the head of an investment fund called Freedom Acquisition Corporation, and was appointed in the spring of 2020 the African Union envoy in charge of the response against Covid-19.

It answers many topical questions.

Has the health crisis been well managed so far?

And now, how should and can Africa revive itself from an economic point of view?

What to do with the resources promised by the IMF and reduce the debt of the States?

What to think of the future free trade area?

What to think of relations with China?

How to improve global capitalism? 

Tidjane Thiam comes out of his silence and also responds to many questions about your personal future, while he has supporters in Côte d'Ivoire who want his return to succeed President Alassane Ouattara.   

Video extracts from this interview on: 






The health crisis has left significant traces in Africa.

Expensive living, government management, vaccine issues: report on the Cocody market in Côte d'Ivoire by François Hume Ferkatadji.



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