Dr Nath – A Determined Visionary in the Frontline of Sustainable Investments to Africa

By Hilaire Akollo

When I bumped into Dr Nathalie Beatrice Chinje-N Bodiong (fondly known as Dr Nath) in Cape Town a bit more than 20 years ago, I did not know that I was making a date with destiny. She was a Brand Manager at Woolworths – South Africa’s premium food and non-food retail chain listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Since then, I have been witnessing closely and from afar, the rise and growth of a determined, principled, loyal, passionate and driven woman who is obsessed with Excellence in the areas of private sector development, women and youth entrepreneurship, intra-Africa trade and skills development in Africa.

Profiling a Continental Financier

By Miracle Nwankwo “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” – Charles Malik Research has shown that societies, where women are given equal opportunities with men, have fewer child deaths, fewer conflicts, and better public services and health. This is just to mention that female leaders are doing notable things all over the world. Also, the news and stories of women making big waves around the world have continued to be on the rise. In West Africa, Aida Diarra, is calling the shots at VISA Africa, overseeing 48 business operations and still moving up the ladder. With 25 years career in strategy development and implementation, business development and operational management, Diarra is a woman of substance who qualifies to be called a continental leader. With her passion for financial technology and a champion for diversity, she serves as a leading voice in Africa’s finance…