DISPATCH FROM ABUJA: BUHARI MAKING GOOD ON CAMPAIGN PROMISES, SIGNALING A PRO-INVESTMENT FUTURE IN NIGERIA
In this Veracity Insight, our Senior Advisor in Nigeria, Mary Ellen Havlik, and New York-based Director, Yaël Eisenstat, consider the Nigerian investment environment nine months into Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency. As the authors point out, Buhari’s commitment to attracting foreign investment, rooting out corruption, and diversifying the Nigerian economy is already evident, suggesting that despite persistent challenges facing Nigeria — namely, Boko Haram, the worldwide drop in oil prices, and weak emerging market growth rates — now is an opportune time to establish a presence in the country. Dispatch from Abuja: Buhari Making Good on Campaign Promises, Signaling a Pro-Investment Future in Nigeria.
Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who served as a member of Veracity’s Advisory Board since 2008. Ambassador Bosworth was a source of tremendous guidance and expert advice for our team and our clients. In his capacity as Dean of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, he was also a great mentor to several students who became Veracity team members. We extend our deepest sympathies to Ambassador Bosworth’s family at this time. Stephen W. Bosworth, U.S. Diplomat Who Helped Oust Ferdinand Marcos, Dies at 76.
The Global African Investment Summit – London
The Global African Investment Summit brought together African heads of state, business leaders, and some of the largest foreign investors focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. Veracity CEO Steven Fox co-hosted a workshop discussion with Cherie Blair CBE, QC on the legal and strategic dimensions of operating successful investments in fragile environments. Steven also featured on a private equity panel, sharing his views on risk mitigation for large private equity investments in Africa.