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Zhi Yong Heng: Investment in Africa is About to Explode

May 18, 2018

Marketplace in Madagascar. Investor Zhi Yong Heng says understanding local markets is key to smart investment. Heng took part in a seminar on private investment in Africa during the IMF World-Bank Spring meetings (iStock by Getty images)

With public debt on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, boosting the private sector has become more important than ever. Zhi Yong Heng is a private investor for TLG Capital, an investment firm that focusses on equity opportunities in Africa. In this podcast, Heng says investors are missing out on great investment opportunities because of misperceptions of the risks and the business environment in the region. The latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa devotes an entire chapter on private investment.


Zhi Yong Heng is Head of Special Situations at TLG Capital.