Zandre Campos Discusses Foundation of Africa's Future in U.S. News & World Report

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ABO Capital CEO shares his insight on high quality education

ACI CEO Zandre Campos

ACI CEO Zandre Campos

Africa needs to find solutions that are directly connected to the needs of individual countries and to the continent as a whole.

ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, announced today that its CEO, Zandre Campos, was featured in U.S. News and World Report for his insight on high quality education, which he believes to be the key to overcoming Africa’s economic challenges. The article entitled “The Foundation of Africa’s Future” was originally published on U.S. News and World Report on August 16.

Mr. Campos discusses how Africa has seen growth over the years and there is potential for it to continue to grow into a competitive and effective player in international relations and the world economy. He notes that in order to do that, Africa needs to focus on improving its education system. The continent needs more schools, trained teachers and investment. Mr. Campos believes participation by the private sector and strengthened public/private partnerships would assist governments and bolster public sector funds to finance Africa’s public education system.

“Africa needs to find solutions that are directly connected to the needs of individual countries and to the continent as a whole,” said Mr. Campos. “What has been tried in the past, particularly traditions begun under colonial regimes, won't work in the future. The education system should emphasize the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and be geared to finding solutions to Africa's challenges.”

Zandre Campos is the chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm in Angola. ABO Capital invests in companies in the energy, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, technology and real estate sectors.

Read the full U.S. News and World Report article:
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-08-16/education-is-key-to-africas-economy

About ABO Capital
ABO Capital, formerly Angola Capital Investments, is an international investment firm that invests in companies in the healthcare, technology, energy, transportation, hospitality and real estate sectors throughout Africa. The mission of ABO Capital is to create global value for developing countries in Africa, while contributing to their economic development.

About Zandre Campos
Zandre de Campos Finda is one of the great, innovative business leaders and global entrepreneurs emerging out of Africa. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, an international investment firm headquartered in Angola with holdings throughout Africa and Europe. Prior to founding ABO Capital, Mr. Campos was CEO of Nazaki Oil & Gaz S.A. He has held the positions of CEO of the mobile phone company Movicel Telecommunications and an executive in the office of the president of SONAIR, S.A., a subsidiary of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company that oversees oil and gas production. He began his career as a legal advisor with Sonangol Holdings.

Mr. Campos also sits on the board of Sphera Bluoshen S.A., a subsidiary of Oshen Group and part of Sphera Global Healthcare. Sphera is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare services to nations around the globe with current activities in Angola, Morocco, and Rwanda. Sphera is dedicated to healthcare equality and accessibility. He is also a board member in Bluoshen S.A. and Boost - Communication & Strategy, S.A. and other organizations across the globe. Mr. Campos graduated from Lusiada University, Lisbon, with a degree in Law.

Mr. Campos has dedicated his career to helping advance Angola and other developing nations. His work makes him one of the most socially forward and conscientious business leaders of our time. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and diverse business portfolio that is ever-expanding, Mr. Campos is creating thousands of new job opportunities and building stronger communities.

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