Banking Outlook Africa 2010

by Jörgen Eriksson on July 24, 2010

Banking Outlook Africa program 2010As in the previous year, Bearing Consulting has sponsored the Banking Outlook Africa conference, which took place at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, July 19-23.

To download the program, please click on the link below:

Access to financial services


A hot topic at the conference was that 230 million households in Africa remain unbanked and this year the conference focused on the technologies and other means that can be used to expand the banking sector in the continent.


Charles Okeahalam of AGH Capital gave a very interesting speech about how to strengthen the balance sheet of a bank and how to manage liquidity risk. Mr. Okeahalam is a PhD in Econometrics from the University of London. Prior to co-founding AGH Capital in 2002 he was the Liberty Life Professor of Financial Economics and Banking at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Richard shawRichard Shaw of Bearing Consulting gave a speech about the evolution of the African Bank, which can be downloaded or reviewed below.



About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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