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Polish tycoon Kulczyk launches African investment council

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Nick Hodge 19.03.2014 10:45
Poland's wealthiest man Jan Kulczyk has initiated a council of Polish businessmen with interests in Africa in a bid to encourage investment in the continent.

Jan Kulczyk. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

“The huge potential for developing the African economy is not to be missed,” Kulczyk has commented, as cited by the Puls Biznesu daily.

The Council of Polish Investors in Africa brings together prominent businessmen including Jerzy Starak, owner of pharmaceutical giant Polpharma, Roman Karkosik, who's Krezus company is currently searching for gold in Guinea, and Adam Goral, chairman of computer software company Asseco Poland.

Drawing on shared experience, the council will advise Polish entrepreneurs on the potential profits and risks of investment in Africa.

Last October the Nigerian government officially dubbed Kulczyk a 'Friend of Nigeria,' in the wake of the Polish tycoon's investment in the country's mining industry.

The Kulczyk Investments company is currently the largest Polish firm operating in Africa, operating in various sectors.

Speaking at the European Economic Congress last year, Kulczyk stressed that “in thirty years time, more than a billion people in Africa will be under the age of thirty – this is a huge opportunity for investors.” (nh)

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