The three most influential Africans in the economic world in 2015
Three Africans appear in the ranking of the 50 most influential personalities of the economic world in 2015 established by the Bloomberg agency.
The Franco-Ivorian Tidjane Thiam (23rd overall) appears in first position on the African scale. The former CEO of Briton Prudential who became CEO of Credit Suisse in June was the first African to integrate this ranking in 2012.
He is closely followed on the continental level by the richest man in Africa, the Nigerian Aliko Dangote (41st worldwide).
The last African on the list, representing according to Bloomberg “a diverse group that has extraordinary success in their fields in common”, is the Sudanese billionaire Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim (48th), who heads a telecommunications empire and a foundation for promoting good governance in Africa.
On the world level, the first place is occupied by Janet Yellen, president of the American Federal Reserve (Fed). Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd) is second, ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook, co-founder of BlackRock asset management firm Larry Fink, and American billionaire Warren Buffett.