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Joseph Sassoon Group extends its operations in Africa

Michel Lobe Ewane has been appointed as a board member of the New York-based global financial services group

JOSEPH Sassoon Group, a New York-based leading global financial services group, has appointed Michel Lobé Ewané to its board. The former editor in chief of Forbes Afrique, who recently stepped down from the magazine, will represent Joseph Sassoon Group’s interest in Africa.

His duties will include promoting the company, its interest and activities in the African market and to governments and regulators throughout the continent. The new board member will help source investments, financing, and other business development and revenue generating opportunities for the company. In addition, Lobé Ewané will act as spokesperson for Joseph Sassoon Group with the media both in and out of Africa.

Michel Lobé Ewané is a renowned Cameroonian journalist, with a long and successful career in first class international media. His earlier career included reporting for Radio France International (RFI) and TV producer for TV5 Monde in France. Lobé Ewané moved to London in 1999 where he was senior producer for BBC World service. He was later hired in 2012 by the leading business magazine Forbes to be editor of Forbes Afrique, the magazine’s francophone Africa edition, with a coverage spanning more than 23 countries in Africa, plus France, Belgium and Switzerland.

In 2021 Michel Lobé Ewané was appointed Royal advisor to Sheikh Al Qassimi of Dubai where he received a Leadership Excellence Award from the Royal Office of Sheikh Al Qassimi. Lobé Ewané is the author of Etre milliardaire en Afrique aujourd’hui (Being a billionaire in Africa today), which will be released later this year in Paris.

Joseph Sassoon Group is a multinational full-service investment management and merchant banking firm based in New York with presence in Tel Aviv, and Cyprus and Singapore. The group is the result of entrepreneurial and innovative family enterprises. A philosophy driven approach that gives the Group independence and courage to develop long-term vision and identify opportunities.

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