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Ep4 - Tech and Education with Sophie Viger (En Français)

Welcome back to Changing Africa! In Ep.4, I’ll sit with managing director of 42, Sophie Viger, to discuss the school's mission, it's collaboration with AXIAN to open a campus in Madagascar, and how it's shaping education and technology.

31 Jan 2024

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Ep3 - Contemporary African Art's Global Prominence ft. Touria El Glaoui

Changing Africa is back! In Ep.3, I’ll sit with entrepreneur and founding director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Touria El Glaoui to chat about the state of African art, artists, and their rise to global prominence.

07 Aug 2023

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Ep2 – A CEO Meets Alain Ebobissé

Welcome to Changing Africa, A CEO Meets... where Hassanein Hiridjee talks with business leaders from across the continent.

In this episode, I talk with Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50, a pan-African investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank and over 20 African countries and central banks.

Alain has led the development of several major infrastructure projects on four continents and held positions with the IFC and global financial service organizations. His current organization, Africa50, was established to help bridge Africa’s infrastructure funding gap, and in less than five years of operating, it has invested in 11 infrastructure projects with an aggregate cost in excess of $5 billion, including partnering with Axian to develop the Volobe Hydropower Plant in Madagascar.

18 Mar 2022

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Ep1 – A CEO Meets Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Welcome to Changing Africa, A CEO Meets... where Hassanein Hiridjee talks with business leaders from across the continent. 

In this episode, I talk with Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Founder and CEO of Birimian Ventures, a long-term investment company championing African heritage luxury and premium brands. Laureen explains what got her into business and how she leverages finance to nurture and develop Africa's astounding creative industries. 

Listen now to learn more. 

09 Dec 2021


Hassanein Hiridjee, CEO of the AXIAN Group, invites you to meet leaders and champions of change in AXIAN´s Changing Africa podcast. Being an experienced businessman, who has led many African companies, Hassanein now embarks on a project to discover what the African continent represents to the people most committed to its prosperity Read more

Each episode introduces an African leader who is making a positive impact in Africa and explores how they are helping Africans in the present, and how they intend to help them in the future. We discover what drives them to act, discuss Africa’s pressing business needs, and delve into the continent’s most salient arts, sports, and sustainable development news. Most importantly, we explore their vision for Africa and what they think the future holds.

Each episode is approximately 25 minutes long and is available now to stream for free on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.

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