Afif Ben Yedder – Founder
“We want to portray the new image of Africa. It is up to us all, each and every one of us to improve the image of the continent. We want to promote our culture and our civilization, to defend the legitimate interests and rights of all Africans and to continue always our quest for more unity, freedom and democracy. All of us have a responsibility to act now and make a difference. We need to make the voice of Africa heard loud and clear.”
Omar Ben Yedder – Group Publisher and Managing Director
“Our group has a passion for Africa and the benchmarks we are trying to establish within the group are to report Africa with professionalxcellenceand deep historical as well as cultural insight; and to present a balanced analytical foresight of its future. We aim to do our best consistently and also to be the best in what we do. These are possibly the two major philosophical attributes which we try and instil within the group. By this process, we end up showing that what comes out of Africa – and from African minds – can match the world’s best.”
Omar joined the IC Group in March 2003, working across various departments. Having previously been an Associate Vice President in the Equity Finance team at Merrill Lynch, Omar brought a new and dynamic approach to IC Publications. He helped launch African Banker magazine and also the events department. He holds an Honours degree in Languages and Economics and a chartered management accountant qualification.