Connecting Africa and China

Meet Nick Hamilton, the man charged with making the most out of the alliance between China's ICBC and South AfricaÆs Standard Bank.

The hard work is only just beginning for Nick Hamilton, Standard BankÆs group chief executive officer for the Asia-Pacific region.

The British banker says he feels like the proverbial striker facing ôan open goalö following Industrial and Commercial Bank of ChinaÆs ICBC $5.5 billion investment in Standard Bank. The deal was finalised in mid-February and he is now faced with a stadium full of fans watching his every move. Out of the high-stakes, adrenaline rush of the negotiation process comes...

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