As leading advocate for Western Investment into Africa, BCG's Euvin Naidoo works with leading corporations and governments to strengthen trans-Atlantic economic ties.

Why you should listen

Euvin Naidoo wants to change your mind about Africa. A partner in BCG's Johannesburg office, Naidoo is armed with facts, figures and a forward-looking outlook to convey a nuanced picture of a continent that's large, diverse and full of potential, with stabilizing economies and business growth. Speaking at TED in a personal capicity, he offers persuasive reasons why the continent's challenges should be reframed as opportunities, and why investing in Africa can make great business sense. A third-generation South African, Naidoo was selected by Forbes in 2011 onto their Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Men under Forty in Africa list, and in 2009 was seleted as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Naidoo holds an MBA from Harvard, where he served on the Board of Admissions. He previously served as President and CEO of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), a position which allowed him to promote entrepreneurship and business investment throughout Africa.

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10 ways to chart tangible progress in Africa since 2007

April 2, 2012

In 2007, at TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania, Euvin Naidoo gave an opening talk about investing in African countries — laying out 10 markets and metrics to watch as African nations gained capacity. Today, in a follow-up post, investor Ryan Hoover looks at these 10 metrics that Naidoo laid out — and charts how much has […]

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Premiere: Euvin Naidoo on the Africa You Don’t Know

August 1, 2007

In the talk that opened TEDGlobal 2007 (“Africa: The Next Chapter”), South African investment banker Euvin Naidoo sets the scene, framing the conversation that would unfold over the four-day event. “What’s the worst thing you’ve heard about Africa?” he asks. After fielding call-outs of “famine,” “war,” “corruption,” he urges the audience to move past these […]

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