AUGUST ISSUE OF AFRICAN BANKER, OUT NOW!

Monday, 10th August/ London: This quarter, African Banker shares insights and views from two key personalities, both of whom are dealing with specific challenges and opportunities associated with transforming African economies, albeit from slightly different perspectives.

Emmanuel Ikazoboh, the Chairman of the Board of the Ecobank Group reveals how he has overseen the banks transition from turmoil to relative stability today, since his appointment just one year ago. Veteran Banker, Mr Ikazoboh has over 25 years experience in the financial and consultancy services sectors across several markets including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and South Africa and his piece covers themes such as crisis management and restoring investor confidence.

On her part, Mrs Kodeidja Diallo, Director of Private Sector Operations at the African Development Bank shares her perspective on leveraging private business for economic development. Formerly responsible for the Islamic Development Bank's Group Risk Management where she had responsibility for private sector cooperation, international trade finance, investments and export credit, she shares her vision for the future of business and development on the continent.

This issue of African Banker also provides in depth analysis of the a number of stock exchanges in Africa, gives expert opinions on various topics, including and private equity platforms, and delves deep into a controversial bond deal in Mozambique which is being called the biggest scandal since independence.

And last but not least you can immerse yourselves in a full length report about the evolution and revolution of mobile banking on the continent. This story charts the roots of the success of mobile technology in East Africa and looks at the challenges the telecommunications sector has been facing in large, sophisticated markets such as in South Africa. More importantly, we look at where the next opportunities lie.

The August issue is out now, and heading to newsstands across the globe. It is digitally available now via http://www.exacteditions.com/africanbanker and on Apple and Android app stores.