Alic Garang makes ALM’s Top 25 African Finance Leaders

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Washington, D.C., April 23, 2024

Dr. James Alic Garang, the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan, has been recognised as one of the Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024 by African Leadership Magazine at the recently concluded African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail 2024.

This prestigious recognition acknowledges Dr. Garang’s exceptional contributions to finance, economics, and community development. With a distinguished academic background culminating in a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Garang epitomises a visionary leader dedicated to catalysing change across South Sudan and the wider African continent. His founding of the Africa Centre for Financial Inclusion shows his strong resolve to promote inclusive economic growth and prosperity.

Dr. Garang’s work on improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa has garnered commendation across the board, reflecting his dedication to sustainable development. His inclusion among the Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024 reaffirms his status as an essential figure shaping Africa’s economy.

This event, following the success of its inaugural edition in 2023, aimed to honour leaders who have excelled in stimulating economic growth, promoting resilience, and ensuring accountability within their economies. Through keynote presentations, panel sessions, and high-level networking sessions, high-profile attendees had the opportunity to engage with top leaders and explore collaborative opportunities to strengthen financial partnerships for the continent’s development.

These leaders, ranging from finance ministers to central bank governors and others in the financial sector, were selected for their significant contributions to their countries’ economic growth and resilience through effective fiscal and macroeconomic policies.

As Africa continues its march towards economic emancipation and global prominence, African Leadership Magazine is committed to promoting visionary leadership, and inspiring leaders to chart a course towards a brighter, more prosperous future for generations to come.

About African Leadership Magazine

The African Leadership Magazine is the flagship publication of the African Leadership Organisation (UK) Limited. For the past 16 years, the organisation has been dedicated to promoting impactful leadership in Africa and showcasing African opportunities globally. Through its various initiatives, including quality Afro-positive content, trade facilitation, market entry solutions, business networking platforms, and public sector training and consulting, the African Leadership Magazine plays a vital role in driving positive change and development across the continent.

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