Teresa Barger is a co-founder and senior managing director of Cartica. Before founding Cartica, Barger established the IFC/World Bank Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Advisory Department and served as its first director until 2007. Prior to that, she set up IFC's Private Equity and Investment Funds Department. As director of that department, Barger managed the largest portfolio of emerging markets investment funds in the world.
While challenges remain for investors and African companies, Africa has a bright economic future especially if the reform momentum and urbanization proceed apace, Cartica Capital CEO Teresa Barger writes in this guest commentary.