أبيسولا أولاوي

Abisola Owolawi

I write about business, entrepreneurship, innovation, wealth and culture with a focus on global impact. Innovative, groundbreaking ideas and the structures that drive them over time, inform my subject choices. I cover industries that span manufacturing, service, technology, entertainment, healthcare and aviation among others, across Africa for Forbes Middle East. I have previously worked as Forbes Africa’s West Africa Correspondent, a wealth contributor on the annual Forbes rich list and as a CNBC Africa business contributor.

ARTICLES

1 month ago

Africa’s Most Valuable Company Set To Go Global

On 11 September, Naspers will list its global internet assets on the Amsterdam bourse, becoming Europe's biggest consumer internet company overnight.
2 months ago

Pepsico To Acquire South Africa’s Pioneer Foods In $1.7billion Deal

Pioneer Foods is one of South Africa’s largest producers and distributors of branded food and beverage products. PepsiCo will pay $7.94 for each Pioneer share.
3 months ago

Google And Facebook To Build Subsea Cables Connecting Africa With Europe

Recent announcements by Google and Facebook to build new undersea cables around Africa will make it easier to gain millions of potential new users.
4 months ago

World’s Largest Free-Trade Market Launched With Potential GDP Of $2.5 Trillion

The agreement, which aims for a tariff- free, single market of goods and services for 1.2 billion people, has been signed by 52 of the 55-member African Union states.
5 months ago

Bombardier To Sell Off Morocco, Northern Ireland Plants As It Consolidates Operations

Bombardier’s decision to divest its Morocco and Belfast plants comes as it moves to integrate its manufacturing facilities in Montreal, Mexico and a newly acquired Texas wing-building facility.
5 months ago

Google Launches First AI Centre In Africa

The tech giant says its goal is to provide researchers with the tools to build products that can address issues, particularly in health and agriculture.
6 months ago

Jumia Becomes First African Tech Startup On Global Exchange

Jumia Technologies, a pan- African e-commerce platform is now formally listed on the NYSE, making it the first African tech startup to list on the exchange.
6 months ago

Middle East Expansion Ahead For Africa’s Largest Tower Operator

IHS Towers is looking to build on two recent deals in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, ahead of a potential attempt to sell shares in either New York or London.