ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,200 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com
Africa Law Practice
ALP (Africa Law Practice) is a commercial law firm in Nigeria, established as the result of a carefully cultivated 25-year vision. The partnership practices under the name ‘Africa Law Practice’ and ‘ALP Legal’.
The firm is a strategic merger of distinct practices bringing together legal, business and policy expertise that underscores Africa’s growth. The merged practices have easily placed ALP Legal at the forefront, as a leading corporate commercial law firm.
As increased investment and rapid private sector growth in Africa transformed its economies, the need for home-grown, regionally-oriented and excellent quality legal services became imperative. This also led to the establishment of ALP Legal, as a Nigeria-based, Africa business-focused firm that delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services.
The partners have over 100 years of combined experience in legal and business advisory services in Nigeria and internationally. Additionally, our significant experience in the public sector and government relations gives us an advantage in helping our clients to navigate Nigeria’s sometimes complex regulatory and public sector landscape.
The firm has significant industry knowledge which covers, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Energy, natural resources and infrastructure
- Admiralty and maritime
- Transport and logistics
- Financial services
- Culture, media and creative industries
- Hospitality and leisure
- Consumer goods and retail
- Regulatory and government affairs
Our Practice expertise include:
- Corporate and commercial
- Intellectual Property
- Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution
- Risk management
- Business advisory
- Private clients
Africa Law Practice recently became one of the Strategic Partners of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the only Nigerian Law firm to become a strategic Partner.
Lagos, Nigeria. Also in Abuja (FCT)
Africa Legal Associates
Africa Legal Associates (ALA) is a corporate and commercial law firm located in Accra, Ghana. The firm operates as a one-stop service centre, offering a wide range of legal services to support its clients in Ghana and beyond.
ALA is unique, because in addition to providing excellent legal services, its lawyers have diverse multi-disciplinary expertise in business, political risk analysis, public policy, intelligence, strategy, communications, including crisis management and an extensive understanding of the political economy and investor opportunities in Africa.
The firm’s integrated approach to servicing the needs of its clients, in addition to a strong, reliable network of contacts within both the public and private sectors in Ghana, as well as its collaboration with a number of reputable international law firms on cross-jurisdictional work, has ensured that although quite young, it is currently one of the fastest growing law firms in Ghana, positioning it as a key service provider in the new economic order for Africa – The African Continental Free Trade Area.
Africa Specialty Risks
Africa Specialty Risk Group (“ASR”) is a reinsurance business focused on the provision of bespoke risk mitigating (re)insurance solutions. The group’s focus is African corporates and sovereigns offering a comprehensive range of products including: Political Risk, Trade Credit, Political Violence and Terrorism, Energy, Construction, Property, Parametric, General Liability, and Financial Lines. ASR is backed by Helios Investment Partners fund IV and benefits from their extensive reach across Africa.
ESG considerations are central to ASR’s values, particularly in relation to local capacity building. ASR works proactively with local regulators to develop skills and provide training to local underwriters.
African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is a Pan-African multilateral financial institution with the mandate of financing and promoting intra-and extra-African trade. Afreximbank was established in October 1993 and owned by African governments, the African Development Bank and other African multilateral financial institutions as well as African and non-African public and private investors.
The Bank was established under two constitutive documents, an Agreement signed by member states, which confers on the Bank the status of an international organization, and a Charter signed by all Shareholders, which governs its corporate structure and operations. Afreximbank deploys innovative structures to deliver financing solutions that are supporting the transformation of the structure of Africa’s trade, accelerating industrialization and intra-regional trade, thereby sustaining economic expansion in Africa.
At the end of 2019, the Bank’s total assets and guarantees stood at USD$15.5 billion and its shareholders funds amounted to US$2.8 billion. Voted “African Bank of the Year” in 2019, the Bank disbursed more than US$31billion between 2016 and 2019. Afreximbank has ratings assigned by GCR (international scale) (A-), Moody’s (Baa1) and Fitch (BBB-). The Bank is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.
ALP East Africa
ALP East Africa is a regional law firm qualified to practice in four jurisdictions within the East African region namely Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Sudan. The firm is affiliated with Africa Law Practice Nigeria with Advocates qualified to practice in Nigeria.
ALP EA spans six broad practice areas, including Corporate and Commercial Law, Infrastructure Law, Dispute Resolution, Integration and Cross-Business Transactions, Regulatory and Compliance, and Law Consulting and Knowledge.
Altus Integrated Logistics Services
In operation since 1973, Altus ship-owning history provides the group with a rich and diversified experience that has seen it expands and grow over the years. Altus Oil & Gas has a long history in supporting the energy sector and our people and their accumulated knowledge and expertise is what unlocks the power of a partnership with Altus as many of them have worked in the industry itself.
Committed to health, safety, and the environment—offering an integrated suite of logistics solutions that are flexible in design and responsive in implementation. We follow the basic principle to deliver the best solution for the customer with our personalized approach in first understanding a customer’s objective and then responding with a tailor-made solution. This includes:
Supply Base Management
Provision of integrated supply chain, marine and support services at a location which supports an exploration or production oil and gas project. Altus’s scope of work is to guarantee the accurate and timely delivery of all materials from the supply base to the drilling location and vice versa. This entails management of a warehouse, the yard, all activities pertaining to supporting offshore supply vessels including crew change, waste disposal, domestic onshore and offshore transportation, management of bulk materials, inspection services, provision of fuel, drill water and potable water, provision of cargo carrying units (CCU) and management of the jetty.
The provision of multiple activities related to vessels or rigs, which are either provided to the customer within an integrated package or independently. Altus’s scope of work is transshipment of materials which will, in essence, require movement from one vessel to another, mobilisation and demobilisation of rigs and vessels, fabrication, provision of manpower (welders, cutters, fitters and others), vessel agency, rig agency, chartering, provision of fuel, technical preparation for material movements, crew changes and marine surveys.
Supply Chain Management
The movement of materials as they flow from their source to the end customer. Services within supply chain include domestic transportation, international air and sea freight, warehousing and storage, port operations, customs clearance and provision of rental equipment to perform the operations. This also includes charters of vessels and aircraft as well as detailed planning and engineering required for heavy lift. Within Altus’s scope of work, this would pertain to shipments defined as project cargo, customers which utilise our MMS, general freight forwarding including break-bulk, LCL and FCL movements.
Oilfield Support Services
Oilfield Support Services are the provision of services required within the oil and gas industry. These currently include safety inspections, Cargo Carrying Units (CCU’s), manpower, fabrication, equipment rental and procurement. Altus represents Swire Oilfield Services in many of our markets and provides a fast growing number CCU’s to oil and gas projects in the respective countries. We can also support third parties who wish to sell their goods in Altus’s Asian markets through Agency Representation, by adding marketing, bidding, license provision, customs consulting and billing to our logistics services.
Arqit is dedicated to stronger, simpler encryption for networked devices, protecting the data of governments, enterprises, and citizens. Arqit supplies a unique quantum safe encryption Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications links or data of any networked device or cloud machine secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer.
Arqit’s QuantumCloud™ platform, enables any device to download a lightweight software agent, which creates highly secure symmetric encryption keys that protect data in transit and at rest. The platform, which is designed for the cloud and a world of connected devices, enables organisations to simplify and strengthen their encryption on a global basis, without the need to trust third parties.
The newest product, TradeSecure™, uses advanced cryptography and distributed ledger technology to enable businesses to finance their supply chains using highly secure referenceable digital negotiable instruments thereby enabling them to secure their supply chains and improve their cash flow at the same time. Arqit was proud to lead an international consortium to deliver the world’s first cross-border quantum-safe digital trade transaction between the UK and Singapore. The transaction involved the exchange of electronic trade documents, including a digital promissory note and an electronic bill of lading (eBL), and could be replicable across other Commonwealth trade corridors.
Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is the country’s oldest apex chamber. It brings in actionable insights to strengthen the Indian ecosystem, leveraging its network of more than 4,50,000 members, of which MSMEs represent a large segment. ASSOCHAM also has more than 400 associations, federations, and regional chambers in its fold.
The Chamber is working hand in hand with the government, regulators, and national and international think tanks to contribute to the policy-making process and share vital feedback on the implementation of decisions with far-reaching consequences. ASSOCHAM is driving four strategic priorities – Sustainability, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Digitalisation. The Chamber believes that affirmative action in these areas would help drive inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth for the country.
BancTrust & Co. Investment Bank
BancTrust & Co. Investment Bank is a London-based boutique investment bank, authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom & FINRA in the USA, specialised in high-beta credit markets in Emerging Markets such as Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The firm offers capital markets advisory, institutional sales & trading and investment research products and prime services to corporate clients and institutional investors.
Bank of Kigali
Bank of Kigali Plc is the largest commercial bank in Rwanda, by total assets. As of 31 December 2019, the Bank’s total assets were valued at $1,1059 million, with a loan book of $735.8 million, customer deposits of $697.4 million and shareholders’ equity of $239.6 million.
On 29 September 2017, Global Credit Ratings affirmed Bank of Kigali Plc’s long-term and short- term national scale ratings of AA-(RW) and A1+(RW) respectively; with a stable outlook.
The Bank has won several back to back international and regional “Best Bank in Rwanda” awards, including from Euro Money, The Banker, Global Finance Magazine, and EMEA Finance.
Bank of Kigali Plc was incorporated in the Republic of Rwanda on December 22nd 1966. In 2011, Bank of Kigali went public at the Rwanda Stock exchange and secondary listing at Nairobi stock exchange in 2018.
Bassadone Automotive Group
Established in 1904, Bassadone Automotive Group specialises in the export primarily of Toyota and Jeep vehicles to the UN, GO’s and NGOs in developing countries.
Our Chairman and 100% owner, George AC Bassadone OBE took over his father Alfred Bassadone’s business over 40 years ago and has since developed the Group into its current position as a significant Private European Automotive distributor consisting of 8 companies exclusively devoted to the Automotive industry active in Finland, The Baltic States, United Kingdom, Spain and Gibraltar; employing circa 500 employees worldwide. In 2018 the group sales for new cars alone was just under 36,000.
Over this time the Group has developed and expanded to its position as one of the leading independent automotive groups in Europe; 6,000 Toyotas are supplied yearly to the United Nations and NGO’s. The Bassadone Group are the agents for Peugeot, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Suzuki, SsangYong, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Izusu.
In 2007 Bassadone Automotive Group was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) standard and went on to be accredited with the IiP Gold and Champion Status in 2014. In 2017 a new level was introduced and the Group attained the highest possible status : Platinum.
Bboxx is a super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by providing access to essential products and services across Africa.
Bboxx has built a fully integrated operating system Bboxx Pulse®, backed by an extensive on the ground network to provide goods, services and utilities across Africa. We offer African households, businesses and communities a highly convenient and affordable way to access life changing solutions, through data powered logistics and innovative financing methods.
Bboxx is championing the economic development of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with services including clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, and cash loans, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential.
Bboxx is positively impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people in 11 markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Bboxx has over 3,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and China.
BDO in East Africa (BDO EA) is a centrally managed network of offices across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia with 11 partners and more than 250 professional staff and is a Member Firm of BDO International.
BDO EA firms share resources, methodologies, quality control processes, technology resources and also use their common strengths and insights to service clients in neighbouring countries such as Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, through a network of partner firms.
BDO EA has over the years worked with thousands of local and multinational companies, governments, parastatals etc. offering consistent, ethical and practical advice that has enabled our clients to achieve their goals in the ever changing economic, regulatory and market conditions.
BDO EA team members have relevant and exceptional educational background, many with fluency in English and French, making them very relevant to operate across Africa. Our team has a keen sense of providing client centric solutions, developed through relevant experience and deep expertise in the practical application of next-practice methodologies. More importantly BDO EA team members are known for their insights, timely advice, community leadership and winning attitude.
We have in depth knowledge of the African economy through the numerous assignments that we have successfully carried out in more than 32 countries in a number of sectors. BDO EA has developed expertise particularly in financial services, agriculture, manufacturing, petroleum, tourism, retail services, telecommunications, government and international financial institutions among others.
At BDO in East Africa, we are structured in a way that gives you quicker access to our senior professionals who will give your requirements adequate deep thought so that you get timely and decisive advise best suited for you.
We offer our services along the following key service lines:
- Audit and Assurance (External Audit, Project Audit, Expert Witness, Agreed Upon Procedures)
- Tax – (Advisory, Compliance for corporates, cross border and HNWIs)
- Business Advisory –
- Corporate Finance and Transaction Advisory (including Due Diligences and Valuation)
- Risk Advisory (including Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting and Investigations)
- Corporate Recovery (including IBR, Restructuring, Receiverships, Insolvency practice)
- IT & Data Advisory (Implementation, Project Management, AI/ML/RPA, Business Intelligence)
- Development Advisory (Economic Consulting, Market studies, NGO/ CBO/ FMA work)
- Business Advisory (Strategy, HR Consulting, Process consulting)
- Business Services and Outsourcing – (Accounting, Payroll, Secretarial Services, Employments and Permits
Bestway Group is the tenth largest privately-owned business in the United Kingdom with an annual turnover of in excess of £3.2 billion and third largest family business in the UK.
Bestway is the second largest wholesaler in the UK, the third largest retail pharmacy in the UK, the largest cement producer in Pakistan and the second largest private bank in Pakistan. The Group provides employment to over 38,000 globally including 15,000 in the UK.
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is an integrated Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (ITPA) with an encompassing mandate of investment promotion and attraction; export development and promotion including the management of the National Brand.
BITC plays a critical role in driving Botswana’s economic growth through the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), domestic investment, and facilitation of expansions, and further spearheads the growth of exports by promoting locally manufactured goods to regional and international markets.
BITC drives wealth creation for Botswana by creating platforms that will initiate and ensure increased citizen participation in the economy and create sustainable job opportunities. Of great importance within the role of this organisation is building and maintaining a positive and impressive image of the country locally and internationally.
Find out more about BITC via their website.
We are an integrated energy business with operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, Asia and Africa.
bp delivers heat, light and mobility products and services to people all around the world in ways that will help to drive the transition to a lower carbon future.
British International Investment
Founded in 1948, BII is the UK’s development finance institution and the world’s oldest impact investor. It has been investing for impact for over 70 years, forming strong partnerships with thousands of ambitious businesses to create positive social and economic outcomes for the countries in which they operate.
BII is the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor with a mission to help solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation.
We invest to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive economies in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, enabling people in those countries to build better lives for themselves and their communities.
We aim to invest £10bn over the period 2022-2026 in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors that need our capital the most.
We currently partner with over 1,000 businesses in emerging economies, and we have total assets of £7.5 billion. We work with our investee partners to support them to succeed and grow impactful businesses.
We are at the heart of the UK Government’s international financing offer to emerging economies. That includes building partnerships with British businesses that operate in developing and emerging economies and who share our aims.
We are a key partner to emerging economies that are most vulnerable to the climate emergency.
Over the next five years, at least 30 per cent of our total new commitments will be in climate finance, making us one of the world’s largest such investors in Africa.
British Standards Institution
The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.
Their purpose is to inspire trust for a more resilient world. BSI’s solutions and services improve performance and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At BSI, the mission is to share knowledge, innovation and best practice to help people and organisations make excellence a habit.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) was established in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. A Royal Charter was granted in 1929, with the organization’s aims and objectives including:
- promoting trade – by developing common industrial standards;
- reducing waste – by simplifying production and distribution;
- protecting the consumer – through the use of licensed marks to identify conformity to standards.
The British Standards Institution was adopted as the organisation name in 1931. BSI has a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government, which establishes the position of BSI as the recognised UK National Standards Body.
Brunswick Group LLP
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help companies play a more successful role in society.
We advise on critical issues at the centre of business, politics and society, and help our understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.
BTP Advisers Limited
BTP Advisers is a multi-award-winning international communications agency. We advise leaders and governments, candidates and parties, and entrepreneurs and organisations – delivering campaigns to change hearts and minds. We make the difference through three service areas: international media relations, political campaigns, and legal communications.
Calaya Engineering Services
Calaya Engineering Services is a limited liability Company incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Malaysia, Mozambique, Angola and Spain since 2005.
They are a oil and gas service provider with a very robust track record for excellence in service delivery.
Their keen knowledge in the Oil & Gas industry and innovation on scheduled delivery has helped them meet the needs of clients with credible OEMs covering areas of their services with various clients at large.
Cameroon National Shippers’ Council
Cameroon National Shippers’ Council is a Public Agency created by Decree n° 75/118 of 21 January 1975.
Enable each shipper to perform import and export operations with ease regardless of the mode of transport chosen and at an optimal cost.
Providing assistance to and protecting the interests of shippers with a view to contributing to the promotion of international trade. The main objective of the CNSC is to fulfil these missions while its permanent challenge is to meet the expectations of shippers.
In order to achieve these objectives, the CNSC carries out field actions such as training, information, studies and counselling, negotiations and the construction of infrastructures.
Over the last ten years, we have stepped up our activities and made significant investments for the benefit of shippers. These include and are not limited to the creation of new services, the opening of CNSC’s country office in Paris-France and regional offices in the port cities of Kribi and Limbe, the construction and operationalization of cargo warehouses within the ports of Douala, Kribi and Tiko Wharf and the undergoing construction of the Douala-Ndjamena corridor trucker accommodation centres. All these achievements and many others make the CNSC a key player in international trade and trade facilitation.
The Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (CAMWATER) is a public capital company under supervision of the Minister for Water and Energy and under the financial control of the Ministry of Finance.
CAMWATER’s corporate purpose is the management, on behalf of the State, of the assets and rights allocated to the public drinking water service in urban and semi-urban areas. As such, its mission is:
- Planning, carrying out studies, project management, research and management of financing for all the infrastructures and works necessary for the capture, production, transport and storage, distribution of potable water;
- The construction, maintenance and management of infrastructures for the production, storage and transport of drinking water;
- The control and quality of the operation of the public service for the distribution of drinking water and the other missions entrusted to the companies in charge of the operation of the public service of drinking water;
- In cooperation with operating companies, information and sensitization of users of the public drinking water service and that of liquid sanitation in urban and peri-urban areas;
- And generally, all commercial, industrial, securities, real estate and financial operations which relate, directly or indirectly, to the objects defined above or which are likely to promote their development.
Capital Maharaja Organisation
The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited is the largest privately owned, multifaceted group of companies in Sri Lanka. It comprises over 20 operating companies, divided broadly into nine spheres of activity:
- Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Media, Entertainment & Communication
- Personal Care & Consumer Products
- Plastics – HDPE, PVC
- Infrastructure Projects
- Services – Shipping and Logistics
- Land Bank / Real Estate
In each of these spheres, the Group has one or more companies that, if not the market leader, are leaders in the field. Moreover, in many of these industry sectors the Group has either pioneered the business, or been the first in the private sector to embark upon such activity in Sri Lanka.
The group continues to seek opportunities to diversify through joint ventures with internationally renowned partners.
A.M. Capurro is a family-owned business and the Jaguar Land Rover Importer for Gibraltar, a relationship with factory that dates to 1948. Over the years we have successfully delivered thousands of vehicles to our clients via our various sales channels, many of which live abroad.
In 2019 we were officially appointed as Jaguar Land Rover’s Global Partner for Diplomatic Sales. This Strategic Partnership allows us to supply vehicles to the international Diplomatic community, including personnel working at embassies and consulates and to qualifying members of other International Organisations posted internationally.
Headquartered in Gibraltar, we are geographically suited to supply and deliver vehicles to the most discerning clients anywhere around the globe. Equally, our refreshingly personal and client-centric approach ensures that our customers are provided with the highest levels of service by an experienced sales team familiar with providing transport solutions to an international audience.
The Jaguar Land Rover Diplomatic Sales Programme is underpinned by:
- Rapid customer engagement (within 4 working hours)
- Fast and accurate quotation turnaround (within 1 working day)
- Preferential tax-free pricing to qualifying individuals
- Bespoke factory-ordered vehicles
- Compliance with end-country specifications
- Worldwide shipping and insurance
- Dedicated online customer portal including real-time order tracking
- Liaison with franchised partners around the world
- Jaguar Land Rover global warranty
- Customer service support in country of posting
Chandaria Industries Ltd (CIL) began as a small tissue converting operation on the 1st of May 1964. Today CIL is the largest manufacturer and distributor of tissue/hygiene & various FMCG products in East and Central Africa.
We are also the largest manufacturer of hospital-quality cotton wool in the region. We are proudly Kenyan. As the cornerstone of the Chandaria Group of Companies, Chandaria Industries is the only company in the sector to manufacture our products 100% in Kenya.
Recycling is a core part of our company’s heritage. Our processes result in minimal environmental damage. Some of our products are made from 100% recycled paper waste sourced from all over Kenya, creating employment for over 30,000 Kenyan families working in the waste collection sector.
Not only are our products assessed on the quality standards of East African standards but against the global best, ensuring that our consumers experience the best in quality and service and that their expectations are met and surpassed again and again.
Chandaria Industries is only the second company in East Africa to be awarded the prestigious Superbrands status across all its brands.
Chandaria Industries strives to make the best in tissue and hygiene products in East Africa. Our products are a popular choice of everyday life across many African homes today. We are committed to serving the needs of the consumers, the environment, and communities across the region to ensure the all-inclusive growth for stakeholders across all countries within which we operate.
We are THE LARGEST MANUFACTURER of Tissue and Hygiene products in East and Central
We are THE ONLY tissue and hygiene company in the region with more than 55 years’ experience of manufacturing excellence.
We are PROUDLY KENYAN and manufacture 100% of our products in Kenya.
ISO 9001-2015 quality certification ensures that we consistently deliver above and beyond our customers’ expectations.
ALL OF OUR BRANDS have received the prestigious Superbrands status.
We can manufacture BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMISED products to meet individual customer requirements.
OUR EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE ensures that we have a product to suit every need at any budget.
WE ARE THE ONLY ONE-STOP SUPPLIER for every type of Tissue & Hygiene product.
Whether you are in Kenya or anywhere in East Africa, OUR VAST BUT INTEGRATED DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ensures that our products can be delivered to your doorstep.
Our core values of CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT and INNOVATION ensure that the consumers always get the BEST.
Charltons is a boutique Hong Kong corporate finance law firm with branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, Myanmar. Charltons focuses on Hong Kong corporate finance law and provides cutting edge legal advice to Hong Kong, PRC and international clients.
Charltons has a track record of over 20 years representing major multinational clients on complex cross border and domestic transactions. The firm is experienced in advising local and international companies, controlling shareholders, sponsors and underwriters on IPOs on both the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the GEM market. Charltons is well recognised for its work advising companies on the legal requirements and implications of their capital raising on listing and we provide ongoing advice to listed companies regarding their compliance with continuing obligations under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.
Charltons advises on securities law, funds law and cryptocurrency. The firm advises on Hong Kong M&A law and cross-border M&A transactions. Charltons has considerable experience advising on the formation and management of offshore, Hong Kong and China investment funds.
Charltons has a substantial pro bono practice establishing and advising Hong Kong based charities and foundations.
CHEC Port City Colombo
CHEC Port City is the project company of Port City Colombo – Sri Lanka’s first multi-service Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Port City is a brand new city development built as an extension of the Central Business District of Sri Lanka’s vibrant commercial capital, Colombo. It is the largest Public Private Partnership in Sri Lanka to date, with a commitment of USD 1.4 billion (of which, USD 1.1 billion has been invested as of 31st January, 2022).
Spanning 269 hectares of reclaimed land from the sea, Port City Colombo is being built with the latest sustainable city designs and smart city concepts. Port City’s vision is to be a world-class focal point attracting international business and talent, by promoting Information Technology, Financial Services, Maritime, Professional Services and Tourism. The SEZ will be complimented by a liberal and robust regulatory framework and attractive fiscal incentives.
When completed, Port City Colombo will have over 6.3 million square meters of built space, boasting world-class Office, Retail and Residential facilities. To compliment this, Port City will also feature attractions such as a Luxury Yacht Marina, Beach Front Resorts and a state of the art Convention Centre.
CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) which is part of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), a company that ranked 61st amongst the Fortune Global 500 companies in 2021 as well as ranking 4th on the ENR’s Top 250 Global Contractors.
CHICASON GROUP OF COMPANIES LIMITED
Chicason Group is a home grown and technology driven conglomerate, with vibrant member companies and affiliated businesses that epitomize the African enterprise spirit with diverse interests in Oil & Gas Trading, Oil & Gas Exploration, Manufacturing, Mining, Real Estate, Project Management, Agriculture, travel/tourism, Health care and Construction.
Founded in 1981, Chicason Group has over the past 36 years built its reputation on the foundation of integrity, commitment, team work and providing great value through great people culture. The Group has throughout the years grown into a strong player in its markets and has continued to demonstrate exceptional performance through excellent products and service delivery to our clientele and forming strategic trade relationships with highly reputable companies across the globe.
Today, the Group engages in a broad range of business activities not only to leverage on the unprecedented opportunities in Africa but to pursue our strong belief that we have a responsibility to make lives better for our clients by providing the best customer-focused services in all that we do.
Chicason Group has an effective corporate governance. The Group is headed by Founder/Group Executive Chairman Dr Alex Chika Okafor. He is the principal shareholder and maintains a “hands on” approach to driving the Group forward. Ari (Arindam) Sengupta serves as the Group Managing Director and with the strategic supports from various Executive Directors and Management Team from various Departments; help makes the day to day running of the Company a success.
Our brands include A-Z Petroleum Products Limited, Rock of Ages Properties PLC, RIMCO Mining, Cason Travels Limited, RIMCO Nigeria Limited, Afro-Asia Automobile & Plastics, Promotex Nigeria Limited, etc. Explore our website or get in touch with us to learn more about The Group.
City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.
We aim to:
- Contribute to a flourishing society
- Support a thriving economy
- Shape outstanding environments
By strengthening the connections, capacity and character of the City, London and the UK for the benefit of people who live, work and visit here. Our reach extends far beyond the Square Mile’s boundaries and across private, public and voluntary sector responsibilities. This, along with our independent and non-party political voice and convening power, enables us to promote the interests of people and organisations across London and the UK and play a valued role on the world stage.
CNR Holding was established by Ceyda Erem in Istanbul in 1985, with the mission of increasing international trade with its trade exhibitions and B2B events. CNR has organised exhibitions in Turkey for the facilitation of trade in the Eurasian market, with many of its shows becoming the standard for their respective industries. CNR has become a global brand since, organising exhibitions in Rwanda and the UAE.
Confederation of Indian Industry
As India’s premier business association with a network of 66 offices including 9 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with over 300 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd (CBG)
CBG is an indigenous bank wholly owned by Government of Ghana. It is currently the second largest in Ghana by branch network and has a staff strength of 2,300.00 plus. The Bank is poised to become the leading SME Bank in Ghana and ultimately the West African Sub-Region, leveraging technology to grow market share and presence.
The Bank’s is segmented into three main lines of business, namely: Wholesale Banking, Retail & Business Banking, and Global Markets, all underpinned by a suite of robust digital offerings and technology platforms.
The Bank is also able to support Trade (cross-border) transactions in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas by virtue of our existing correspondent banking relationships.
As an SME bank seeking to drive digital banking in Ghana, we believe that our partnership with Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) would provide the requisite synergies and to drive this agenda.
Coventry is a dynamic and forward-thinking university with a reputation for offering a unique blend of academic expertise, practical understanding and experience. We are committed to supporting our students and fostering successful external partnerships, so that we meet the challenges of the 21st century.
We deliver an education that transforms lives and advances society. We deliver a high-quality education based on where and how our students want and need to learn, what they want to learn, the skills they want to develop and the experience they want to live. Our students are empowered to take control of their educational journey, creating better futures.
We deliver challenge led, transdisciplinary research and innovation, providing solutions to emerging global societal and economic needs and real-world challenges.
We are recognised internationally for our global presence, the depth and breadth of our engagement platforms, the extent of our collaborative partnerships, the scale of our global mobility and employability provision and the sophistication, scale and sustainability of our global activity.
Through continuous improvement, transformation, and sustainable investment we continue to increase our capability and effectiveness to deliver high-quality teaching, learning, research and innovation in line with our mission, vision and values.
Crown Agents Bank
Crown Agents is a leading wholesale bank for emerging markets. As a global transaction bank, we offer a full suite of FX, payments, trade finance and money market services to Supra National, Central Banks, Financial Institutions, governments, NGOs and select commercial enterprises.
We also, through our sister company Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM), provide investment management and reserves management services to our clients.
At Crown Agents Bank, we have an unrivalled understanding of our focus Frontier and Emerging Markets. We have the necessary experience, relationships and product capabilities to deliver FX and payment services including illiquid Frontier Market currencies in addition to treasury and trade services.
Crown Agents Ltd
We manage large programmes and projects to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity around the world.
We are a not-for-profit business which empowers leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and countries. These leaders could be heads of state or school teachers, global companies or local entrepreneurs, partners or donors.
We’ve been innovating since 1833, but we know the pace of change hasn’t always been quick enough. Today we’re investigating the potential of frontier technologies to help accelerate that change for our partners.
Our Japanese office was founded in 1967 to procure and inspect Japanese products for our programmes around the world. In 1987, the Japanese government appointed us as procurement agent for Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), and we have been working closely with the government and other international donors ever since.
We are partners – We work with NGOs, donors and governments, to empower leaders to find solutions. Local concerns are at the heart of our approach. We create projects which have a life of their own, beyond our input.
We are ambitious – We have to be to deliver life-saving drugs successfully across 80% of South Sudan. Or secure 40% savings on Ukraine’s health procurement budget, saving money to treat more patients. Or get 4,000 aid consignments into Syria since the conflict began in the most transparent and accountable way.
We are trusted – We’ve been described as ‘honesty for hire’. We understand the burden of risk and the value of honesty. That’s why we invest in our integrity.
We are support – When a crisis unfolds, our focus on long-term change gives way to supporting people to get through the day. But the day after work begins on restoring self-sufficiency.
Crown Paints Kenya PLC was established in 1958, it has grown over the years to an annual turnover of over Ksh 11.2 billion. It produces 3 million litres of paint per month with over 1,000 staff members. It is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange with regional operations in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Crown Paints is the most innovative paint company in East Africa, providing tailor-made solutions to the construction and retail segments of the market with innovative products, services and world-class after-sales support.
Custodian Investment plc
Custodian commenced operations in 1995 as an insurance company known as Custodian and Allied Insurance Limited, underwriting Non-life insurance business.
Having grown organically and through mergers & acquisitions, the company is now known as Custodian Investment Plc, a wholly owned Nigerian Investment company with interests in Life Insurance, General Insurance, Pensions and Trusteeship. The Custodian Group has as subsidiaries Custodian and Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited and Custodian Trustees Limited.
Central to our operations is the quest for sustainable insurance anchored on satisfactory customer experience driven through superior product and service offerings tailored to suit customer needs and preferences.
This has earned us notable honors and recognition from such bodies as Capital Finance International (CFI.co) and The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Pearl Awards among others.
Custodian has a robust investment portfolio with group Assets Under Management (AUM) of about $1billion, with innovative technology deployment in the creation and delivery of first-class services and products to customers.
The Board of Directors comprises seasoned professionals and captains of industry, bringing several years of experience to bear upon the Board. Besides its oversight function, the Board also provides strategic direction for the company by establishing a policy-based system of governance.
Our Head office is located in Lagos, with Regional offices in Abuja and Port Harcourt in addition to Branch offices located in major state capitals and cities in Nigeria.
Custodian is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI) and is a signatory to its Principles for Sustainable Insurance (Initiative) Initiative, underscoring our quest for sustainable insurance.
The Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, founded by Aliko Dangote. It is the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent. The group employs more than 30,000 people, generating revenue in excess of US$4.1 billion in 2017.
Dashaco Holdings Africa
Dashaco Holdings Africa, a family-owned investment company, remains steadfast in its commitment to improving the lives of individuals and driving transformative change across Africa. Operating across 22 countries in Africa, Dashaco Holdings Africa boasts a diverse portfolio encompassing Communication, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Finance, Energy, Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Construction, and more. With two decades of entrepreneurship experience and a deep understanding of the African market, they are well-equipped to navigate and excel in various industries, making a significant impact on the continent’s economic landscape.
db Group can trace its origins back to a small guesthouse that was opened by the founder Silvio Debono in the 1980s. With over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, the Group has forged several strategic partnerships with leading global brands, including Hard Rock Café International, the Accor Hotel Group, and RIU Hotels & Resorts.
By developing such relationships with recognised international players, the Group have amassed invaluable business acumen and experience. This has allowed it to establish its unique brand in Malta – db Hotels + Resorts, which boasts over 3,500 beds and a staff complement of around 2,850 employees, making it by far the largest hotel operator in Malta.
Throughout the decades, the Group has managed to diversify its portfolio of core operations, by venturing into the fields of contract catering, healthcare, and property development. With each passing year, db Group continues to improve on previous results but also venturing into new opportunities.
With a positive outlook in European markets, the Group decided to crystallise its borrowing costs by issuing public bonds. This led to the release of a €65 million 10-year Bond at a fixed coupon of 4.35%m which was heavily oversubscribed upon its issue on the 25th April 2017. The bond was subsequently admitted for listing on the Malta Stock Exchange on the 4th May 2017.
Recently, the Group secured the signing of a 99-year concession for a lucrative tract of land located in Malta’s high sought-after St. George’s Bay area. The vision for this location will be the db City Centre Complex, a mixed development initiative that will propel the Group to new and higher quality levels of operation. In addition, db Group has also managed to secure a franchise agreement with Hard Rock Holdings Ltd for the branding of a 5-star hotel within this development.
The future for db Group is forecast to yield a lot of new opportunities and investment, and with a turnover in 2017 increased by a 9% factoring in at €46.6 million, the group is set to break its own records in the coming years.
De La Rue
With a 200 year heritage, De La Rue works to the highest ethical standards and stands firm in its fight against counterfeiting and fraud.
This, alongside an unrivalled commitment to innovation and sustainability, ensures De La Rue remains at the forefront of new developments in the delivery of security and integrity of banknotes, and the provision of Product Authentication solutions. De La Rue is a truly global business, with customers in 140 markets, manufacturing locations across three continents, and over 2,000 employees in place – with products and services in use in every country around the world.
De La Rue’s organisational structure::
Currency Division – led by Ruth Euling, Managing Director,
De La Rue recognises that financial inclusion is critical to economic well-being and with over 80% of all global transactions currently made with cash, it is critical that the currency in people’s hands is authentic, easily available and cost effectively distributed.
From world-leading design and the integration of innovative high-security features, to safeguarding national reputations, at De La Rue, we create banknotes solutions that meet the individual needs of each currency and circulation environment.
Authentication Division – led by Andrew Clint, Managing Director
The total value of counterfeit and pirated goods in 2017 was estimated to be US$1.2 trillion. The consequences of illicit trade are far reaching and damaging for society; stunting socio-economic growth, risking citizens’ health, fueling criminal activity and damaging brand reputations. To combat illicit trade, the authenticity of products needs to be guaranteed from source to consumption.
At De La Rue, we create and deliver secure physical identifiers in the form of tax stamps and product authentication labels, as well as digital software solutions that help to protect from counterfeit and illicit trade, that help to secure revenues and safeguard reputations.
De La Rue in the Commonwealth
Since its inception, the Commonwealth has been at the heart of De La Rue, delivering products and solutions to more than 80% of countries within the Commonwealth. Furthermore, over 95% of the workforce live and work in the Commonwealth and the majority of the production facilities are located in the Commonwealth. De La Rue is also active in helping to shape a better and more sustainable future by Investing in building expertise across the Commonwealth through scholarships, entrepreneurial training, start-up funding and local community support.
Deguara Farrugia Advocates is a Malta-based law firm advising clients on general and complex business transactions and assisting in disputes across a range of industries and sectors.
The practice has established itself as a prominent commercial law firm covering various practice areas, including funds and investment services; banking law; capital markets; corporate and commercial law; gaming and betting law; litigation and arbitration; public procurement and privatisation; trust and fiduciary services; real estate, aircraft registration and finance; shipping and Admiralty law; and taxation law, notably international tax planning.
Deguara Farrugia Advocates acts for and advises international organisations, private and listed companies, funds and investment service providers, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. Throughout the years the firm has assisted clients on a multitude of deals and local and cross-border transactions, including the provision of legal assistance and advice on the setting up of businesses and joint ventures; licensing and regulatory matters; mergers and acquisitions; listings; setting up of international corporate structures; and group reorganisations. The firm assists bidders in acquiring and taking control of state-owned entities in the course of privatisation and tender processes and acts as legal advisor for the privatisation unit of the Government of Malta in connection with public concessions and tenders.
In Ghana, ECOM is a leading agribusiness company, committed to creating rural prosperity and engages in several businesses in the agriculture value chain through a conglomerate of companies; AgroEcom Ghana Limited (AGL), Unicom Ghana Ltd, Sustainability Management Services (SMS), Sourcetrust Ghana Limited, Unicom Specialty Commodities, Crop Doctor Ghana Limited, COFCO, JNF Properties Limited and Kiteko Ghana Limited. Ecom Ghana is a subsidiary of Ecom Agro-industrial Corporation, a Swiss based commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain Management Company with operations in over 40 countries world-wide.
Established in 2001, we operated only as a Licensed Cocoa Buying Company (LBC) and have now evolved into the above named conglomerate of companies. Our Cocoa Operations (AGL and Unicom) is one of the leading private LBCs in Ghana, purchasing between 100,000 and 130,000 MTs of cocoa beans per year and works with over 140,000 smallholder farmers to bring our vison of creating rural prosperity to life. This is underpinned by our unwavering commitment to innovating, being efficient, and empowering our cherished farmers to address the issues that contribute to low cocoa production and improve their ability to capitalize on global demand and access a sustainable source of income. Crop Doctor, another business entity, provides inputs to protect crops from diseases and has introduced new ‘Micromec Solutions’ in order to modernize Ghanaian agriculture and make farming easier, more efficient, and profitable, to small-holder cocoa farmers. SMS works with farmers to enable them to improve their yield by implementing best agricultural, environmental, and social practices and Kiteko is the transport and logistics wing of the business, operating a fleet of 150 modern trucks with top-notch technological processes and tracking tools.
ECOM Ghana works with some of the largest chocolate makers in the world to run certified, sustainable, and verified programmes for the farmers. ECOM also trades in Cashew, Sesame and Soya via Unicom Specialty Commodities Limited.
We pride ourselves as pacesetters in the Agribusiness value chain through our constant innovation, digitization and empowerment of our farmers to develop sustainable businesses. This focus and commitment to delivering true value has seen ECOM significantly grow its footprints in Ghana over the years.
ECOM is committed to enhancing the livelihoods of Ghanaian farmers in order to foster national development and economic growth.
Elgon Kenya Limited
Elgon Kenya is a leading agri-inputs supplier in East Africa, supplying a range of technologically advanced, scientifically proven and environmentally sustainable products. The company has been a family-owned since 1898 and is currently managed by the fourth generation Directors, Bimal Kantaria and Baiju Kantaria.
As a leader in the agricultural sector for 120 years, Elgon Kenya is proud of its history, innovation, flagship projects and growth. In 2014, and again in 2018, the company was awarded special awards from H.E. the President of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta for partnering with the Ministry of Agriculture in creating a National Farmers Award Scheme.
Emerging Africa Group
The Emerging Africa Group is a Pan-African Investments and financial services group established to bridge Africa’s access to finance gap.
We are committed to advancing the growth of African businesses and communities through environmental, social and governance led solutions, leveraging talent, innovation and growth.
We provide financing and investing solutions to public and private sector projects, through our various subsidiaries and have since inception, helped to raise over One Billion Dollars (USD 1Billion) for the governments and companies we represent.
Our business has evolved from pure Investment Banking at commencement into an Investment Group with equity and debt interests across investment banking, financial technology, microfinance banking, capacity building and energy and road infrastructure.
We advise on, arrange and facilitate a wide range of investment and financing transactions leveraging strong and stable partnerships with domestic and international partners such as Local and Regional Public and Private Sector Issuers, Sovereign and Sub-National Governments, Public and Private companies, Development Finance Institutions, Local, Regional and International Banks as well as High Net-worth Individuals.
We provide equity, debt and hybrid capital solutions in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and also offer bridge finance, commercial papers, and other short, medium and long-term funding solutions.
We operate mainly through our subsidiaries whose businesses cut across:
- Asset Management
- Capacity Building
- Financial Technology
- Infrastructure Financing
- Investment Banking
- Microfinance Banking (2 subsidiaries)
- Trusteeship & Trust Management
- Investment Advisory
- Venture Capital Funds
- Possess legacy business experience from 2011.
- Established Investment Banking group under Emerging Africa brand in 2018.
- Launched four Mutual Funds in 2022.
- Has raised USD1Bn+ capital funds for clients as at January 2022.
- Has strong gender credentials with majority female shareholding, and over 50% female participation in Board and Executive Management.
- Became Environmental, Social and Governance focused in January, 2022
Emilianides Katsaros LLC
A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC (Emilianides Katsaros LLC or EK LLC) is a full-service law practice based in Cyprus, with offices in Nicosia and Limassol.
Its parent company, A. & E. C. Emilianides, has excelled in providing legal services for more than a century.
Led by Prof. Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides and Costas V. Katsaros, EK LLC has been transformed into a group of professional services and one of the major legal practices of the island, with a team of more than 40 qualified professionals, offering legal, advisory & corporate services in a variety of industries such as banking & finance, commerce & trade, insurance, technology, tourism, media, real estate & construction, transportation, shipping, energy, medicine, agriculture.
The firm serves as an advisor of major Cypriot public institutions and of private organizations that operate both locally and internationally. Since Cyprus offers a business friendly environment and legal, tax & corporate regime, the Firm provides a full spectrum of legal, corporate & administrative support to a worldwide portfolio of international clients that operate in or from Cyprus. The firm has enjoys a network of associates and affiliations with global reach.
The Firm’s legal & litigation department advises clients by providing legal opinions & support and by practicing advocacy in numerous disputes, complex legal & litigation matters, including some of the highest profile cases of the island.
The advisory department offers consultancy services & support to major organizations, providing training seminars & consulting services for the Association of Banks in Cyprus & actively assisting in many projects some of the biggest banking institutions & other organizations of the island in a variety of fields, such as personal data protection & DPO services, compliance & restructurings.
The corporate department supports international clients in all areas of their corporate activities, including establishment & administration of companies, funds & trusts. The firm’s headquarters in Nicosia host a business centre with full administrative support and a state-of-the-art infrastructure in the historic centre of the capital of the island.
Through our accumulated know-how in water technologies and EPC experiences around the globe we offer differentiated solutions to satisfy our clients’ needs.
We offer Advanced Water Treatment including membrane technologies and in-house technologies such as DAF, Municipal Wastewater Treatment & Reclamation including media & membrane filtration, sonix™ ultrasound for sludge treatment, BNR and MBR, Industrial Water & Wastewater Treatment for power plants and for the oil & gas industry, food waste anaerobic digestion treating a wide range of feedstocks, and biogas upgrading producing high quality biomethane.
Equity Group Holdings
Equity Group Holdings Plc. (EGHL) is a Pan-African financial services holding company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Uganda Securities Exchange, and the Rwanda Stock Exchange. The Group has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, DRC, and a commercial representative office in Ethiopia. It has other subsidiaries in investment banking, insurance, telecom, fintech and social impact investments.
Equity Group is the largest bank in the region in assets of Kshs 1.12 trillion (USD 11.2 billion). It is also the biggest bank in deposits, market capitalization of USD 2billion and with a customer base of over 15 million customers. The Group has a footprint of 337 branches, 56,772 Agents, 32,269 Merchants, 697 ATMs and an extensive adoption of digital banking channel.
Since 2008, the Group’s corporate foundation, Equity Group Foundation (EGF), has delivered development programs in Education and Leadership, Food and Agriculture, Social Protections, Health, Clean Energy and the Environment, and Enterprise Development and Financial Inclusion to millions of citizens on the continent of Africa. EGF also has a networked health care provider, Equity Afia which has to date 54 medical clinics throughout Kenya, and which has been supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2020 ranked Equity Bank 754 overall in its global ranking, 62nd in soundness (Capital Assets to Assets ratio), 55th in terms of Profits on Capital and 20th on Return on Assets. The Banker’s Top 100 African Banks 2020 placed the Bank in position 7 overall among the top 10 Banks in Africa, 5th place on soundness, position 9 on growth performance, 8th on return on risk and position 6th in terms of profitability and on leverage category.
In the same year, Moody’s gave the Bank a global rating of B2 with a negative outlook same as the sovereign rating of the Kenyan government due to the Bank’s strong brand recognition, solid liquidity buffers and resilient funding profile, established domestic franchise and extensive adoption of digital and alternative distribution channels.
Equity Group was founded in Kenya in 1984 as the Equity Building Society. It’s unique purpose and profit shared values model has been studied across the world in business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Thunderbird and Wharton among others as the ultimate B-Corp where purpose leads profit, changes lives and makes money while doing the most good. Since the beginning Equity has sought to bank those whom other financial institutions walked away from, and this focus has led to great success.
eTranzact Ghana Ltd
eTranzact Ghana Ltd is a licensed Enhanced Payment Service Provider (PSP) in Ghana, the highest form of license in the PSP category in Ghana. eTranzact Provides Payment and advisory services for Banks, Corporate Institutions, Government Institutions and many other sectors in Ghana.
eTranzact Ghana Ltd started operation in 2005 and has remained as the frontrunner in the payment ecosystem in Ghana with footprints in about 14 major Commercial Banks in Ghana, in addition to many other rural banks where it is currently deploying it’s flagship agency banking solution to support financial inclusion among the rural folks.
eTranzact is the only local Fintech that is currently the only technical partner on the Ghana Interbank Central Switch (GHIPSS) network enabled with the aim to partner banks in Ghana to deploy local prepaid card on the Gh-link Scheme, tagged the Gh-link Prepaid Card. As an aggregator, eTranzact is a preferred payment service provider for most banks and other fintech firms in the provisions of Value Added Services such as Bill payments, airtime vending etc.
eTranzact also provides aggregation services for Foreign Money Transfer Organisations (MTOs) who wish to engage local firms for termination of remittances into Bank accounts and Mobile Money Wallets in Ghana.
EY Cayman serves the banking and capital markets, insurance, and wealth and asset management sectors providing a full suite of advisory, assurance, transaction advisory, and tax services with a focus on providing seamless, exceptional client service.
EY’s transaction advisory services enables clients to navigate complexity by reimagining their eco-systems, reshaping their portfolios and reinventing themselves for a better future. With global connectivity and scale, we drive corporate strategy, capital allocation and transaction advisory through execution to enable fast-track value creation. We support the flow of capital across borders and help bring new products and innovation to market. In doing so, we enable our clients to build a better working world by fostering long-term value. For more information please visit ey.com/transactions.
About the EY Region of Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands
The EY region of member firms in the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands is aligned with EY’s Americas Financial Services Organization, headquartered in New York. We serve the banking & capital markets, insurance, and wealth & asset management sectors providing a full suite of advisory, assurance, transaction advisory, and tax services with a focus on providing seamless, exceptional client service.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY is a leader in serving the global financial services marketplace. Nearly 51,000 EY financial services professionals around the world provide integrated assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to our asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance clients. In the Americas, EY is the only public accounting organization with a separate business unit dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Created in 2000, the Americas Financial Services Organization today includes more than 11,000 professionals at member firms in over 50 locations throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America.
EY professionals in our financial services practices worldwide align with key global industry groups, including EY’s Global Wealth & Asset Management Center, Global Banking & Capital Markets Center, Global Insurance Center and Global Private Equity Center, which act as hubs for sharing industry-focused knowledge on current and emerging trends and regulations in order to help our clients address key issues. Our practitioners span many disciplines and provide a well-rounded understanding of business issues and challenges, as well as integrated services to our clients.
With a global presence and industry-focused advice, EY’s financial services professionals provide high-quality assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, including operations, process improvement, risk and technology, to financial services companies worldwide.
Famfa Oil Limited is one of the largest indigenous exporters of Crude Oil in Nigeria.
Famfa Oil is committed to developing one of the deepest and largest offshore discoveries in the Gulf. The Agbami field contains 1 bbl of recoverable reserves and has been in production with Famfa Oil’s partners since 2008. At its peak production, the Agbami field yields up to 250,000.00 barrels of oil per day, which has accounted for over 10% of Nigeria’s total daily production capacity. This has been possible through the Agbami FPSO, (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel, which is located 75 miles off the coast of Nigeria at a depth of 4,800 ft. Till date, Agbami is one of the largest and deepest offshore reservoirs in West Africa. Famfa Oil is committed to investing in the pan African space of the oil industry either through investment of other similar assets or the development of its core capabilities and skills that are required to be a world class company.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is the apex trade organization of Bangladesh playing a pivotal role in consultative and advisory capacity, safeguarding the interest of the private sector.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry was established in 1973 under the Trade Organisation Ordinance and Companies Act, 1913.
FEICOM is a Public Economic and Financial Establishment created by law No.74/23 of 5th December 1974 organising Councils in Cameroon.
FEICOM has been organized several times. The last reorganization took place on 31 October 2018, by Presidential decree N°. 2018/635 which made it a public Economic and Financial Establishment. Its mission is to contribute to the harmonious development of all Regional and Local Authorities on the basis of national solidarity and inter-regional and inter-council balance, in collaboration with the administrations concerned.
The Letšeng mine is renowned for its regular production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letšeng in 2006, it has recovered more than 120 rough diamonds of over 100 carat. Letšeng is renowned for its large top colour exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Gemcorp Capital Management Limited
Gemcorp Capital is a UK-based Investment Group launched in 2014, dedicated to global Emerging Markets investing. The Group’s business model comprises three pillars, with the goal of being a market leader in Emerging Markets structuring, investing and growing ESG awareness.
Since inception, Gemcorp has managed its flagship Fund I which has been investing across sovereign and corporate EM and African opportunities, achieving +11.5% net annualised returns over 8 years.
The Group also has an EM commodities trading arm, as well as an African minerals and energy industrials platform, targeting the preservation and growth of energy and minerals security for the continent.
Ghana Export-Import Bank
The Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) was established by The Ghana Export – Import Bank Act, 2016, Act 911 in Ghana.
This Act transformed the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF), a government agency owned wholly by the government into the Ghana Export – Import Bank.
The main objectives of the Ghana Export – Import Bank are as follows:
- To support and develop, directly or indirectly trade between Ghana and other countries. (The Bank will assist exporters to compete internationally by acting as an intermediary between
- National Governments and exporters by providing export financing facilities to support their oversees activities
- To build Ghana’s capacity and comprehensiveness in the international market-place.
- The Bank has its head office in Accra, the capital of Ghana with four (4) branches sited in Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Ho.
PROJECTS THAT ARE FUNDED OR SUPPORTED BY GEXIM
- Supports Cultivation of Raw materials for Industry such as cashew, oil palm and shea nut
- Support the setup and expansion of Industrial Revitalization/Value Addition in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, salt and industrial starch
- Supports Import Substitution in areas especially of poultry, sugar and rice
- Support Establishment of Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones; i.e. the creation of enabling environment for the setup of industrial and special economic zones through the provision of necessary infrastructures; i.e, electricity, water and telecommunication. Targeted interventions will be introduced to resolve, where possible, access to land.
- Strategic Anchor Industries – Raw Material base – to support the setup of these industries with backward integration; i.e, the supply of good quality raw materials
- Export Diversification of Non Traditional Export (NTE): the Bank will support this sector with soft credit, asset acquisition, financing and working capital support.
- SME Development – support this sector with soft credit, asset acquisition, financing and working capital support especially in agriculture and agribusiness.
- One District One Factory – the Bank will indirectly be contributing immensely to the success of the Government flagship programme (1D1F)
Gibraltar Finance is the platform for the promotion of Gibraltar’s vibrant financial services sector to the world, ensuring that Gibraltar effectively communicates its position as an international finance centre of excellence. Gibraltar Finance acts as a conduit to attract investment and new business opportunities to Gibraltar.
Gibraltar Finance provides the international financial services community, professionals and corporate and private clients alike, a resource hub whereby information can be obtained and all the relevant Gibraltar-based professional associations can be accessed. It acts as a forum that provides engagement between the financial services sector and government for the consideration of strategic and policy issues, creating the responsive, proactive environment that so benefits investment.
Gibraltar Finance brings together a team of highly skilled professionals who bring together a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience from a wide variety of sectors in the field of financial services. Their dedication and commitment to ensuring that Gibraltar excels as a jurisdiction of choice for investment and financial services is exemplary. Our work aims to develop Gibraltar as a growing centre for business and as a vibrant hub for financial services and the new technologies that support these.
We work closely with government departments to advise on policy development, and with the many skilled private sector professionals that apply their expertise in Gibraltar and help make Gibraltar’s offering to businesses and individuals alike second to none.
Government of Bahamas
Bahamas is an island country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the North Atlantic. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago’s land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago’s population.
Government of Bangladesh
Bangladesh has been one of Asia’s fastest growing economies over the past decade with the country’s GDP expected to grow by 7.2% in 2022 and 6.6% in 2023. Currently the 41st largest economy, Bangladesh will be the 25th largest economy by 2035. The Bangladesh Investment Development Agency facilitates all trade and investment into the country.
Government of Cameroon
Cameroon, located in Central Africa, is a diverse and vibrant country with a rich history, diverse demographics, varied geography, and a multitude of languages.
With a population of over 25 million, Cameroon is known for its ethnic diversity, with over 200 different ethnic groups.
Cameroon boasts diverse landscapes, from coastal areas along the Atlantic Ocean to the mountainous terrain of the Western Highlands and the savannas in the north. The country is home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Cameroon, and lush rainforests in the south.
Upon gaining independence in 1960, Cameroon embarked on a journey of nation-building, promoting diversity and peaceful coexistence among its numerous ethnic and linguistic communities. This commitment to unity is evident in its motto, “Paix, Travail, Patrie” (Peace, Work, Fatherland).Its history reflects a nation embracing its diversity and working towards a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow.
Government of Gibraltar
Gibraltar has been British since 1704. Under the Gibraltar Constitution Order of 2006, Gibraltar has full internal self-governance on all issues except foreign affairs, defence and certain internal security issues for which the United Kingdom is responsible.
The unicameral parliament is elected for a term of up to four years and consists of 17 elected members, and the Speaker. The cabinet of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar consists of 10 elected members.
Gibraltar’s head of state is the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented by the Governor of Gibraltar.
Up to 15,000 EU workers, half of them Spanish, cross from Spain to ‘the Rock’ each day and are employed in a wide range of professional and service sectors. In recent years, Gibraltar has seen major structural change from a public to a private sector economy, but changes in government spending still have a major impact on the level of employment. The financial sector, tourism, gaming revenues, shipping services fees, and duties on consumer goods also generate Government revenue. The financial sector, tourism, shipping and e-gaming are the main economic sectors.
Government of Jersey
Jersey is a British Crown Dependency located near to the coast of Normandy, France.
After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey and the other Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.
Jersey has its own Government and Parliament and is autonomous on all domestic matters. On behalf of the British Crown, the UK Government is responsible for the Island’s defence and, as a matter of international law, our foreign affairs. The Island is not represented in the UK Parliament, which does not legislate for Jersey without its consent.
Jersey is one of the world’s leading international finance centres, with the financial and professional services sector employing just over 20% of the Island’s workforce. The Island’s reputation for political and economic stability, reliability and high levels of service and expertise help to attract capital from across the world. This in turn is often invested into the UK and Europe, supporting jobs and growth.
Jersey has long been a much-loved destination for tourists from the UK, Europe and further afield. Over 700,000 visitors a year are drawn to the Island by its stunning natural environment, historic sites and fabulous food.
The Island’s traditional industries of agricultural and fisheries sectors are perhaps best known for the famous Jersey Cow, the Jersey Royal potato and world-renowned seafood and shellfish. Around 30,000 tonnes of Jersey Royals are exported each year, mostly to the UK. Jersey also produces over 1500 tonnes of oysters, the majority of which are exported to France for onward transmission across the EU.
The Island has a growing digital and tech sector, currently employing over 2,500 people, underpinned by the roll out of 1Gb fibre broadband which – along with a comprehensive 4G network – makes Jersey one of the best connected jurisdictions in the world.
Government of Maldives
Maldives is a low-lying island country in the north-central Indian Ocean. Its closest neighbours are India, about 600 kilometres north-north-east, and Sri Lanka, about 645 kilometres north-east.
It is made up of around 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks. Around 200 of these are inhabited. Barrier reefs protect the islands.
Government of the Cayman Islands
With strong connections to the United Kingdom and across the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are an autonomous British Overseas Territory in the Greater Antilles.
Our 264-square-kilometre territory consists of three islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Our rich seafaring tradition, welcoming manner and pioneering spirt has created a modern Cayman rich and vibrant in diversity. With over 140 different nationalities and the host of over 2.5 million visitors per year, the Cayman Islands offers one of the most upscale vacation destinations in the world.
Enjoying one of the highest standards of living globally, The Cayman Islands is great place to live, work and invest. We strive to continue to provide a safe, happy, confident, and productive society for generations to come.
Griffiths & Partners
Griffiths & Partners was founded in 2012 by Conrad Griffiths KC and David Cadman KC. It has since become one of the largest law firms in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with five partners, associate attorneys, paralegals and administrative support staff.
The Firm has a full-service legal practice (excluding criminal cases) and has been involved in most of the jurisdiction’s highest profile civil and commercial litigation over the past decade and is regularly involved in multi-jurisdiction litigation.
The Firm has a strong commercial and property team and advises many overseas clients in their investments in the region.
The Firm operates from well appointed modern offices in the island of Providenciales, which has a busy international airport connecting Turks and Caicos with the region, North America and further afield. Griffiths & Partners is ranked in Band 1 for General Business Law and Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global 2021.
Hassans International Law Firm Limited
Hassans International Law Firm Limited is the largest law firm in Gibraltar, offering a complete range of legal services to clients both locally and throughout the world. Established in 1939 by Sir Joshua Hassan is the leading law firm in Gibraltar, with the largest number of top-ranked lawyers in the jurisdiction.
Since the firm was originally founded in 1939, Hassans has grown in size and standing to become the largest, most prominent and influential law firm in Gibraltar. We are also the best-ranked across all practice areas, year on year, by independent, industry-leading legal directories.
“Hassans is widely recognised as the leading firm in Gibraltar“, according to the Legal 500, “particularly for international commercial transactions.”
Chambers and Partners describes Hassans as a “market-leading full-service firm assisting a broad clientele across the banking and finance and commercial spectrums”.
Hassans’ Senior Partner James Levy CBE QC is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Star Individual, the only lawyer in Gibraltar to receive this distinction. He is “incredibly experienced and knowledgeable” according to the Chambers and Partners Global 2019 guide while the previous year’s edition describes him as “the most experienced and well-connected lawyer in Gibraltar” who “enjoys a stellar reputation in the market”.
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Hassans enjoys a solid reputation both at home and abroad for its expertise in corporate and commercial law and financial services.
The firm is also highly active in Gibraltar’s key sectors, including shipping and maritime law and gaming, alongside key growth sectors such as FinTech.
We also advise private clients, including many High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), on a range of topics including tax, pensions, employment law and property, both residential and commercial.
Hassans has its own dedicated litigation, data protection, environmental law and funds teams, plus a second office in Sotogrande, Spain, dealing exclusively with Spanish Law.
Finally, our sister company, Line Group Limited, provides fiduciary services, namely company management and trusts.
Honeywell Group is a leading Nigerian investment holding company with a deep history of investing behind, building and scaling some of West Africa’s most successful businesses. The companies we invest in strengthen the backbone of the local and regional economy and promote growth through innovation and sustainability, ultimately contributing to Nigeria’s prosperity.
Founded in 1972 as a food commodities company trading across West Africa, Honeywell Group has been led by successive generations of the Otudeko family. Under the stewardship of our longstanding Chairman, Oba Otudeko, the Group has fostered values of inclusivity, entrepreneurship, and long-term investment to build industry-leading businesses in a number of critical sectors, including foods, real estate, infrastructure, technology, energy, and financial services. As we approach our 50th anniversary, Honeywell Group is drawing on this unique heritage and expertise to help grow the next generation of pioneering African companies.
We are proud to have founded and grown outstanding companies such as Honeywell Flour Mills, Pivot GIS and Honeywell Group was also an early and cornerstone investor in leading West African companies including Fan Milk Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria playing an active role in supporting the growth and success of these businesses over a period of many years. Our investee companies are led by best-in-class independent management teams and adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance, supporting Nigeria’s economic and social development through investment, job creation and the delivery of trusted, high-quality products and services.
Our proven track record in operating and investing in leading Nigerian companies gives us an unrivalled understanding of the market, and what it takes to build successful and sustainable businesses that create financial and social value hand-in-hand. We have wide-ranging experience, a strong network of partners across key industries, distinctive commercial capabilities, and the entrepreneurial spirit to identify and capitalise on the most attractive investment opportunities. We are uniquely positioned to support and invest in the great African businesses of tomorrow, while helping them to access additional growth capital from the international investment community.
Creating long term value for Nigeria and its people has always been at the heart of Honeywell Group. We are also proud to employ a large and diverse workforce through our investee companies, and to have built a senior leadership team that is over 40% female. Looking ahead, unlocking the economic potential of West Africa and the wider continent on the global stage remains core to our vision and purpose: to create value that transcends generations. By investing at the forefront of the region’s most creative and innovative businesses, we are committed to driving new breakthroughs in sectors that are critical to economic growth.
HOTELS AND RESORT CONSTRUCTION PVT LTD
Incorporated in 2007 as an off shoot of the previous company Alysen Services PVT LTD, Hotels and Resort Construction PVT LTD is an exclusive hotels and resorts building company. Under the leadership of Mr. Mohamed Ali Janah, company chairman, they have worked on over 53 resort projects in various capacities. The company provides turnkey resort building construction services with in house design and other teams. Notable projects worked on include the Anantara Banana Island Resort in Doha and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. The company has won several awards such as gold 100 companies awards in the past years.
Hypower Engineering International
Operating from their headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka Hypower Engineering International has successfully executed projects across the island spanning water infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects.
Their success has helped cultivate a network of relationships with many international players including leading financial institutions, development agencies and global conglomerates.
Leveraging extensive experience and strong reputation in engineering consultancy, they are now extending their reach into Consultancy Support for EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors, technology and project financing. Through a fully integrated offering they deliver a single-source solution to clients. The company’s Vision, Mission, and Values are the cornerstones of its culture. They guide the global strategy, define the overarching goals, and serve as a constant reminder of Hypower Engineering International’s high performing, innovative, and empowered culture.
These guiding principles help ensure that the company will continue to provide solutions for a more connected, sustainable world for many years to come. The business is underpinned by a vision, values, and a number of principles concerning the environment, the business, and the people. Hypower Engineering International is an international consulting and engineering company that serves clients globally across the energy, industry, and infrastructure sectors.
Institute of Export & International Trade
The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) exists to empower organisations and equip individuals with the expertise to trade effectively, sustainably and competitively.
It is the leading membership body for professionals and organisations involved in international trade with over nearly 7000 individual and company members.
The Institute provides education and training to the UK’s international traders, with over 11,000 courses delivered in 2021. By training, educating and supporting people in respect of trade and customs, it aims to make trading internationally first nature to UK firms.
The Institute has long used its expertise to offer consultancy services and is increasingly partnering with companies and the public sector to deliver services to traders. In the private sector the Institute offers cost effective advice and guidance to both its member companies and those who wish to have a more ad-hoc relationship. It also works, often with commercial partners, to help exporters directly tap its expertise, particularly in customs compliance.
The IOE&IT was established in 1935 as a charity to enhance the UK’s export performance and to professionalise those involved in international trade. That charitable remit remains the same today.
The Institute has a staff of 130, is headquartered in Peterborough and has offices in London, Nairobi and Northern Ireland.
INVESTMENT ONE FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED
Investment One Financial Services Group is a diversified organisation which provides financial and investment services connecting investors with investment opportunities in emerging markets.
The company, formerly named GTB Asset Management Limited, was founded in 2008 as an associate company of Guaranty Trust Bank PLC in Nigeria. Since then, it has grown to become a leading financial services group in Nigeria.
Its team of investment professionals provide clients with premium services founded on deep market insight, innovation, and service excellence. Be it advising, executing, managing, or transferring wealth to future generations, the group provides a full complement of investment solutions to its clients. The group is regulated by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to provide investment management, wealth management, trust services, securities brokerage, and corporate financial advisory services to individual and corporate clients.
The group’s mission is to help investors meet their investment goals.
With 15 UK locations and an international presence we have assisted clients in taking business, wealth and health advice in over 200 countries worldwide. We’re one of the UK’s largest full-service law firms, which means whatever advice you need or problem you have, we can help.
Our global network of trusted and independent ‘best friend’ legal and financial firms means we can provide global project management whenever and wherever you require it, saving you considerable time, hassle and expense.
We are frequently working closely with foreign businesses and individuals in respect of their English legal needs. The extent and range of our advice includes; corporate M&A, setting up in the UK, financing arrangements, commercial contract agreements and data protection, disputes, regulatory and compliance, restructuring and insolvency, employment and immigration, intellectual property and brand management, real estate and residential property, contentious and non-contentious private client matters and international serious injury claims and much more.
We’re not ones to rest on our laurels and we’re always exploring innovative new ways to help more people and give our clients even better service.
We’re consistently ranked as one of the country’s top firms by independent legal directories and win a wide variety of awards for the quality of our work. In 2019, we achieved Superbrand status for the first time, alongside international heavyweights as varied as British Airways, eBay, and LEGO. We retained our positon as the number one legal Superbrand in 2020. See a full list of our recent award wins
Every quarter, we commission an in-depth study into local economic trends to help us assist clients who have existing activities or future interests in the UK. Read our latest UK Powerhouse city tracker report.
Kaizer Knitwears Ltd
Kaizer Knitwears is a leader in the Export Oriented Readymade Garments Industry in Bangladesh since 2004 that exports mainly to the European and Asian markets. Our product range from T-Shirts, Leggings, Shorts, Pyjama, Vest, Sweatshirts, Hoody, Polo-Shirts.
Kaizer Knitwears contributes to the country’s economy with sustainable business growth and providing a worker friendly environment to employees. Kaizer mainly focus on quality products and on time delivery so that customer can keep confident and continue to grow their business. Kaizer is growing every year with their skilled and motivated workers and strong leadership of their managers.
Happy customers include Pepco-Poland, GMBH -Germany, Bang Bang -South Korea etc. Certificates list are BSCI, SEDEX, OEKOTEX, GOTS, ACCORD.
Kouengoua-Minou-Nkongho Law Firm
Kouengoua-Minou-Nkongho Law Firm (KMN) is a leading regional law firm based in Douala, Cameroon. With nearly 40 years of experience, they are trusted advisors to national and international clients throughout Africa. Their expertise spans banking, corporate, mining, natural resources, and immigration law. Their cross-border experience and diverse team of skilled lawyers consistently delivers favourable results for their clients, offering valuable insights into the local business environment.
LAGOS FREE ZONE (LFZ)
Lagos Free Zone (owned and developed by Tolaram Group) is an 830 ha. development located in the Lekki axis – the sunrise development corridor in Lagos State.
Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) is uniquely integrated with the upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, which will allow for access to regional and international markets. LFZ’s masterplan has been completed by renowned masterplanner Surbana Jurong and the zone has 3 major areas: industrial (70%), logistics (20%) and mixed-use (10%), which will be supported by world-class infrastructure, facilities and services.
The zone is being developed as the foremost investment destination in West Africa for blue chip conglomerates who value ease of doing business, free zone operational support and an optimized supply chain. Once fully developed LFZ will host over 100 major business operations, contributing about 2% of Nigeria’s GDP.
Current tenants of the Lagos Free Zone include Kellogg (USA), Colgate (USA), Salim Group (Indonesia), Arla Food (Denmark), and BASF (Germany).
LandAfrique Nigeria Limited
LandAfrique is primarily an asset developer, manager and investor.
With over four decades of experience, LandAfrique develops opportunities for employment, education, healthcare, manufacturing, industrialization, logistics, affordable housing, agriculture, transport and mobility by doing business in smart, efficient and sustainably built infrastructures.
Although being a Nigerian company with nationwide interests, LandAfrique has begun expansion throughout the African continent and further abroad.
LATC develops bespoke investment structures that are specific to each venture that we pursue. The company has a preference for green field opportunities as well as growth-stage capital infusion into businesses where scale is required to maximize profits.
LATC typically invests proprietary capital. Alternatively, the company will carefully select strategic co-investment partners who share similar sector appetite and business philosophy or parties with experience in the sector involved.
This enables us to customize structures, capital and the necessary expertise to optimize returns. LATC has four key subsidiaries: LATC Marine, LATC Agro, LATC Capital (investments), and LATC Corporate Services (consulting). LATC also has interests in food and beverage, retail, and lifestyle businesses. The registered office of L.A.T. Cleveson is 2 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
LEADWAY ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
LEADWAY ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED (‘LEADWAY’) is one of Nigeria’s foremost insurance companies, with a reputation for service efficiency and customers’ reliability.
Leadway was established in 1970 and commenced business in 1971 and started out as a direct Motor Insurer with a passion for customer service. The business expanded into other areas of general business until it became a composite company underwriting both life and general insurance business. From a modest capital base, the company’s financial capacity grew over time and now, it can boast of an ability to underwrite risks of very high magnitude as regards heavy industries, such as Oil and Gas and big manufacturing concerns. It also offers subsidiary financial services like Bond, Secured Credit, Miscellaneous financial losses and Fund/Portfolio management. Presently, it is an active player in providing good local security under the local content arrangement of the Oil and Gas Industry.
For over 5 decades, LEADWAY has honored its underwriting commitments and has earned its reputation of excellence in claims handling. The reputation enjoyed today by LEADWAY has been attained by the continuing pursuit of improvements, as regards its financial, underwriting and service profiles. The evolution of LEADWAY since 1970 has mirrored the dramatic expansion of indigenous insurance service providers, with LEADWAY remaining in the forefront as an insurer of repute. Our core values are iSCORE meaning; integrity, service, costumer-focus, Openness, respect-for- the-individual and excellence. The reputation enjoyed by LEADWAY has been attained by the continuing pursuit of improvements to maintain competitive advantage.
LEADWAY’s Registered and Corporate Offices are located in Kaduna and Lagos respectively with 24 Branches spread all over the country. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (Rtd.) is the Chairman of the current Board of Directors while Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale is the Managing Director of the company.
The Life Partners Group was incorporated to help source and provide vital medical supplies and equipment at an unprecedented time of global need in recent history, including diagnostic devices that offer real time results, in order to save lives. The Company has an extensive global network active in the procurement and distribution of medical supplies, and has been trusted by governments and corporations across the world. Through its subsidiary Life Testing Solutions, the company is committed to help fight infectious diseases including a real time point of care test for Active Tuberculosis and also through the deployment of rapid, real time, accurate Point of Care diagnostics.
LOLC Holdings PLC
LOLC’s immaculate track record, consolidated by its commitment to transparency and strong governance, in unison with its social impact through its “triple bottom-line” approach; has helped to attract global funding partners to facilitate their investments, especially in the micro finance sector. Currently LOLC has allied with more than 40 international funding partners. The excellent relationships fostered with funding partners has provided LOLC the privilege of receiving technical support and staff training programs, along with due credibility in expanding overseas. The Group has established its governance structures in line with prudential requirements, and is headed by well-experienced senior management counting decades of experience in sectors of operation.
LOLC’s immaculate track record, consolidated by its commitment to transparency and strong governance, in unison with its social impact through its “triple bottom-line” approach; has helped to attract global funding partners to facilitate their investments, especially in the micro finance sector. Currently LOLC has allied with more than 40 international funding partners. The excellent relationships fostered with funding partners has provided LOLC the privilege of receiving technical support and staff training programs, along with due credibility in expanding overseas. The Group has established its governance structures in line with prudential requirements, and is headed by well-experienced senior management counting decades of experience in sectors of operation.
Lulu Group International
LULU GROUP INTERNATIONAL (LuLu Group) is a highly diversified conglomerate with successful business entities in strategic locations worldwide. Founded by the acclaimed business visionary Yusuff Ali M.A, LuLu Group has become a key contributor in the Gulf region’s economic standing with an annual turnover worth USD 7.4 billion. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, it is a world-renowned purveyor of an international business portfolio that ranges from hypermarket operations to shopping mall development, manufacturing and trading of goods, hospitality assets, and real estate. LuLu Group mainly operates in 22 countries located across the Middle East, Asia, US, and Europe.
It also has an integrated network of import, distribution and wholesale marketing operations and cross-continent outsourcing operations. The group is active in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Spain and the US. With an annual turnover of US$ 7.5 billion, it has more than 50,000 employees from 37 different nations.
Y International (UK) Ltd., established in 2013, is a division of Lulu Group International and is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It specializes in the sourcing, processing and exporting of UK foods and Non-Foods to 182 Lulu Hypermarkets spread across the Middle East and Far East countries including Egypt and India. The UK Government has acknowledged Y International (UK) Ltd., for its contribution to the economy, export and job creation in the UK by exporting British Foods, supporting small scale manufacturers and dairy farmers and encouraging their brand development.
Maldives Transport & Contracting Company Plc.
MTCC was incorporated in 1980, at a crucial time in the country’s journey of development. We have played an important role in the development of economic and social infrastructure since our inception. At MTCC we focus on building the nation, building harbors, roads, airports and the infrastructure that is needed to move the country forward. We move people to work and goods to the market with our nationwide transport network. We drive key industries of the nation with our products and services.
We are a dynamic company continuously seeking new products and entering into new lines of businesses to ensure we stay ahead of the needs of the country. We continue to build our capacity with investments, introduction of new technology and skills development, preempting market needs, so that we are ready to serve as the need arises. Our business strategy revolves of around offering the highest quality and reliability in all the products and services we offer. We adhere to international quality control systems and adopt the latest innovations to match local needs.
Our focus is on sustainability through strategic diversification and expansion of our customer base. We are committed to ensure that we lead the way in the businesses we have developed and that the position we have achieved is sustained both locally and internationally in an increasingly challenging and competitive environment.
We owe our success to the trust placed on us by our customers, partners and other stakeholders and to the dedication, commitment and hard work of our team.
Infrastructure development and construction
We are the pioneer and leading local contractor in infrastructure development and construction in the Maldives. While retaining our strengths in key areas of our work, we have diversified into a variety of new areas of infrastructure development along with the changing needs of the country. While our traditional areas of work have been the development of harbors, shore protection and related works, in recent years we have entered into areas such as road and airport construction, water and sewerage infrastructure and electrification. We have expanded sub-sectors of our portfolio such as environmental consultancy, surveying and architectural design as separate lines of business to serve the evolving needs of the market. We are recognized for our adaptability and our capacity to mobilize and execute the largest projects in the country.
With the largest fleet of equipment in the country combined with our team’s collective experience in project design, management and execution, we have the capacity to execute several projects simultaneously in multiple locations across the country. While our customary lines of work such as harbor development, shore protection, beach replenishment and sheet piling remain significant for our business as well as for the country, we have proven our capability in new areas with multiple airport and road construction projects, mega construction projects and water and sewerage projects in recent years.
Dredging & reclamation
Dredging and Reclamation has been one of the core areas of business for the Company since the early years of our inception. Due to the unique geography of the country, the sector has played an essential role in the country’s development. With increasing public expenditure and private sector investment, dredging has expanded vastly during the last few years. A new Dredging and Reclamation Department was created in 2016 to ensure dedicated focus on the development and expansion of the sector and to maximize revenue from the sector.
Dredging and Reclamation, which is one of the Company’s core activities, was started in 1995 with just a few excavators. Today we own the largest dredging fleet in the country and have attained a position to offer customers, cutting-edge solutions to meet their requirements. Our dredging and Reclamation fleet, the largest in the country, includes Mahaa Jarraafu, the 3700 cubic meter hopper dredger introduced to our fleet in 2017, which has revolutionized the dredging industry in the Maldives and has made us a regional player in dredging. We continue to add to our fleet, investing in equipment and skills training to maximize our capacity. Together with our experienced engineers and professionals, we have the capability to deliver the most challenging dredging and reclamation projects successfully to the satisfaction of our customers.
Our transport service began in 2001 with ferry services to offer scheduled connectivity between Male’ and Villingili. Today our transport service is an integral part of Maldivian life, serving more than 85% of the population and offering services in all the atolls from Haa Alifu Atoll in the north to Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south. Today we serve 10 million passengers a year on our transport network. While our comprehensive transport network connects the dispersed island and atolls of the country, our services in the Male’ Region cater to ferry services between the islands of Greater Male’ and land transport services in Male’ and Hulhumale’. With well-structured and reliable scheduled transport services, we offer the public, the possibility to plan ahead and make travel plans for business or pleasure.
As the country’s largest public transport network, our objective is to provides safe, affordable and convenient land and sea transportation services to the public. We continually review our ferry schedules and service standards and adapt them to synchronize with the needs of our customers. We have introduced modern technology, such as automation of fare collection for the convenience of our passengers and have introduced various platforms to provide up-to-date and live information of our services directly to our customers.
Trading has been one of our core businesses since the inception of the Company. Our trading business began with our engagement in the nationwide program of mechanization of the country’s fishing fleet in the early 1980s. From the onset the objective was to provide access to engines for fishermen and boat owners across the country. Along with that, we began the supply of spare parts necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the nation’s fishing fleet.
With our proactive approach to identify the needs of the marine sector, our product portfolio has evolved tremendously over the decades. We have continued to add to our portfolio to meet the needs of the fisheries and transport sectors with the introduction of basic products such as engine oil and marine coatings, which has later expanded into inboard and outboard marine engines, marine generators, steering systems and fiber composites for boat building. Today we offer a range of high-quality products from leading brands for the Maldivian market along with comprehensive presale and aftersales services and technical support provided by highly skilled engineers and technicians. The hub of our trading business is the Kashavaru Showroom.
Our products and brands are trusted and well established in the Maldivian market and includes Yanmar, Suzuki, Castrol, PPG marine and protective coating, Marol Steering, SeaStar outboard steering, Nakashima propellers and Scott Bader fiber composites and related products, which serves the marine sector. We also offer heavy machinery from XCMG, industrial gas for the construction and industrial sectors and a variety of other products that includes pumps, radars, and other boating accessories.
Engineering and Docking Services
Although our engineering and docking services was formed to provide maintenance services to the Company’s fleet of vessels and vehicles, today our services are offered to public and private customers in the market. We are one of the largest docking service providers in the country. Our boatyard located in Thilafushi, Male’ Atoll has the capacity to accommodate 20 vessels of various sizes at a time. Along with the 200-ton boat hoist installed in 2017, our boatyard boasts the largest capacity for docking services in the Maldives. We are currently in the process of expanding our capacity to meet the increasing needs of fleet and boat owners as the fisheries and marine logistics industry continues to grow.
Our docking service is offered using boat hoist, slipway, boat trailer and air bag technology. We offer a one-stop solution to our customers with a comprehensive range of complementary services which include welding, metal fabrication, marine engineering, electrical works, machining, fiber works and woodworks. We have also added underwater welding and cutting to our service portfolio in recent years. In addition to offering services to individual vessels that require our services we also offer fleet maintenance services to resorts and public and private parties on contract.
The Maples Group is a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg and is an independent provider of fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services.
The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs. Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones. For more information, please visit: maples.com.
MATRIX ENERGY LIMITED
Matrix Energy Group is a rapidly growing indigenous and integrated Oil Marketing and Trading Company in Nigeria,which was incorporated November 25, 2004.
Over the years, Matrix Energy has grown from a modest supply and distribution operation to a fully integrated petroleum products marketing and trading company with clients and suppliers all over the world as such we are currently rated as a leader amongst other companies in the downstream and Logistics subsector of the Nigerian Economy.
As part of our strategy to create a sustainable niche market for crude by working toward having guaranteed and steady crude supply just like other international oil trading companies, Matrix began to pursue this strategy in 2019 by participating in Project Eagle which was concluded in July 2020 where we invested our equity in order to have 15,000 barrels of crude oil per day for a period of 5 years, in July 2020 Matrix in conjunction with VITOL successfully secured a 5 yr. term contract as an Off- Taker lender with NNPC ( Project Eagle) which grants us access to 30,000bopd thus allowing Matrix as an indigenous African Trader to further expand its space and play in a space hitherto dominated by International Traders.
Based in Bangladesh, Next Enterprise is a multifaceted and dynamic organisation with a rich history of excellence in the fields of Readymade Garments, Supply Chain Management, Construction, Sourcing, and Trading.
As a renowned Exporter, Next Enterprise is known for its exceptional services in Sourcing, Trading, and Supply. Their commitment to delivering top-quality products and materials ensures that their clients receive optimal value for their investments.
Next International (Nigeria) Limited
Next International Brands Limited Prides itself as the house of premium international brands in Nigeria. We represent a collection of global international brands in the alcoholic beverages market in Nigeria.
Niti Group is a diversified conglomerate that has investments in Real Estate, Hotels, information, Technology, Jewellery, Pharmaceuticals and Construction. We operate in 20 countries across 5 continents. Our head office is in Delaware U.S.A.
Niti group was established way back in 1996 with just one company at one location and a few hardworking people to stand by our side. Over the years, Niti distributors started diversifying their business not only geographically but also industrially. Soon Niti distributors just became a part of colossal Niti Group.
Niti Group took over markets of East Africa, making its way to the west and central Africa. In no time our team of 5 turned to 500 and we never stopped growing and caring for our helping hands.
Niti group spread its roots in various industries such as Pharma, Hospitality, constructions, and more. Presently Niti group has also established its business in the USA and other European markets. We believe in moving forward and never forgetting the interests of the economy we grow in.
Novare was founded in South Africa in October 2000 as an independent investment advisory business.
In 2006, the management of Novare took a strategic decision to expand beyond the borders of South Africa. Novare Equity Partners was established as a private equity firm investing exclusively in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa. Since then, the group has built an extensive network and gained valuable experience and insight into investing on the African continent, increasingly regarded as an investment destination of choice.
As a private equity fund manager with a specific mandate to invest in the real estate sector, both retail and commercial, our strategy is to leverage off the expansion of successful South African and international companies in the rest of Africa.
Given rising consumer spending by the increasingly affluent middle class in sub-Saharan Africa, the need for modern retail facilities far outstrips the current supply. Novare’s experience and risk mitigating strategies in Africa assist in identifying and implementing sound development opportunities as well as navigating the renowned challenging landscape.
The acquisition of strategically located urban real estate is integral to Novare’s investment process. By partnering with the largest and most successful retail companies in Africa as tenants, we are able to deliver superior investments to the market. We deal with premier financial institutions, high-end project and property management as well as construction companies to mitigate construction and development risks.
OPAIA Group is a leading Angolan business group, with more than 20 years of specialised experienced in the development and execution of infrastructure projects for public and private institutions. OPAIA is a privately held investment company focused on businesses that sustainably contribute to the development of African industrial infrastructures.
The 4 strategic pillars of OPAIA are: Industry, Infrastructure & Construction, Investment, and Trading.
OPAIA has a pipeline of investment opportunities and access to financing solutions. We offer co-investment opportunities to strategic partners and provide capital raising competencies as a service to selected clients.
OPAIA’s investment objectives are:
- Above-average returns;
- Risk management through portfolio diversification; and
- Positive impact for the community, based on 5 criteria:
- Modernization of key sectors of the economy
- Development of industrialization and exports
- Improved local competitiveness
- Increased productivity of local content
- Generating higher quality jobs for the local population.
OPAIA is focused on the development of sustainable projects, with responsible management, always in the search for solutions to diversify the economy, promote exports and reduce imports, increase employability, and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in our daily priorities in relation to our investments.
OPAIA has access to a network of international partners that guarantee access to special industrial equipment and technical support for its projects. OPAIA always seeks to bring together the best skills, knowledge, and international partners.
OPAIA was founded in 2002 by Mr Agostinho Kapaia.
Panacea Biotec is a progressive, Innovative biotechnology company in India with high focus on R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Biosimilars. We specialize in complex generics, vaccines, and novel drug delivery platforms to offer higher value and better health outcomes for our patients, governments, and overall society.
Port Authority of Kribi
The Port Authority of Kribi, abbreviated as “PAK”, is a public capital company, whose main mission is to ensure the management, promotion and marketing of the port of Kribi.
The port is strategically located in the heart of the Gulf of Guinea, at the crossroads between Western and Southern Africa, with the Atlantic Ocean as its seashore waters.
Thanks to its top-notch infrastructures, including quays founded at a depth of -16 meters, the port of Kribi is capable of accommodating ships of unprecedented scale in West and Central Africa.
The port of Kribi also has modern and high-performance tools, particularly in terms of navigation aid and handling. In accordance with the Cameroon’s national port legislative and regulatory framework, private operators with an internationally recognized reputation and expertise have been hired to ensure the quality of the services provided.
The combination of the quality of the infrastructures and the know-how of the operators should guarantee, for ships and goods passing through this 3rd generation port, a service that meets the highest international standards.
Adjoining the port of Kribi is an industrial zone under development on 15 000 hectares of land reserve, and having as priority sectors: logistics, cocoa processing, coffee processing, palm oil processing, wood processing, cotton processing, rubber processing, steel industry, cement manufacturing and assembling. These sectors are in alignment with Cameroon’s National Development Strategy, a key factor for securing support from public authorities.
The PAK is constantly seeking strategies to attract investment into those sectors among which include, the private and public financing initiative. The said initiative launched in December 2022, provides a platform where investors can find projects to invest in and business owners can obtain funding from internationally renowned financial partners.
Through its deep seaport, the PAK has for vision to make the port of Kribi a reference in the Gulf of Guinea, fundamental to the economic growth and diversification of the nation and sub-region.
Specifically, the port of Kribi is made up of the following facilities:
- A container terminal with 350 linear meters with a draught of 16m. The terminal has a surface area of 13 hectares land, two STS quay gantries with a lifting capacity of 61 tons and 05 RTG park gantries;
- A multipurpose terminal with 265 linear meters of quay with a draught of 16m. The terminal has a surface area of 10 hectares, 2 mobile RMG cranes of 40 and 25 tons of lifting capacity;
- A 1355 meters breakwater ;
- As from 2024, with the completion of the construction of the second phase of the port on 30 hectares of land, an additional quay of 700 linear meters with a draught of 16 m, 5 STS gantries and 15 RTG gantries will be available;
- 02 offshore oil terminals for the exportation of Cameroon and Chad oil;
- 01 offshore gas terminal (floating gas liquefaction plant) for the liquefaction and export of the produced gas.
Price Bailey is an internationally recognised firm of chartered accountants and advisors. They are one of the top 30 largest accounting firms in the UK and is independently recognised as an ‘outstanding’ workplace according to the Best Companies survey in 2022. The nearly 400 strong team of professional, highly trained, approachable individuals are based in 11 offices spanning East Anglia and London, with three strategic international locations including Dubai.
Their clients range from sole traders to PLCs but mostly remain entrepreneurial, owner-managed SMEs. The firm’s service offering is purposefully designed to support their clients at each stage of their business life cycle, with services including general accounting and compliance, personal and commercial tax advice and planning, strategic corporate finance and audit services.
Price Bailey has seen double-digit growth in prior years and puts its success down to building strong, honest and transparent relationships with clients, domestic and international professional partners, and other accounting firms. The firm’s international network is bolstered by its strong links and involvement with IAPA (International Association of Practicing Accountants). Indeed, Price Bailey’s Managing Director, Martin Clapson, is IAPA’s CEO. IAPA provides access to 185 committed and vetted accounting specialists across 70 countries.
Prime Atlantic Limited
Prime Atlantic Limited is a Nigerian company established in 2005 to provide services to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. In its years of operation, has successfully partnered with world leaders to form formidable business collaborations which are meeting the current needs across the oil and gas value chain.
Prime Atlantic’s companies include:
Prime Atlantic Cegelec Nigeria limited (PACE), a joint venture partnership with Cegelec, France. Established in 2005 to provide Operations and Maintenance, Training, Nationalization, Commissioning and Maintenance services to the oil and gas industry.
Prime Atlantic Safety Services (PASS), Established in 2008, FPA provides internationally certified Safety, Survival and Emergency Response Training and Consultancy services including the mandatory Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) as well as Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training. Other services include Fire Brigade Management and Safe Welding Habitat solutions.
Prime Atlantic Global Instruments Limited (PAGI), a partnership with Endress+Hauser, established in 2011 to provide sales, maintenance and repair of Endress+Hauser instruments. PAGI also provide customized solutions such as Tank and Terminal management, Inventory Management, Flow Metering and Energy Monitoring solutions.
West Atlantic Energy Nigeria Limited (WAEL), a partnership with Collabro UK, provides Personnel on Board (POB) services to the marine, oil & gas industry and other sectors in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Established in 2009, WAEL has been appointed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to implement and maintain the POB tracking system for the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
Cinalt Resources Limited is a joint venture with Macdermid Offshore Solutions, a leading global provider of high, value-added specialty chemicals and technical services for the oil production and drilling industries. Established in 2015, Cinalt is focused on procurement and delivery of specialty fluids and technical support via the fluid monitoring programs.
Collectively, Prime Atlantic has an array of clients from the international and national oil and gas companies, to service contractors and drilling companies. Our companies have further broadened the reach of services to other sectors including Aviation, Power, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage and the Public sector.
Promethean is a global leading EdTech solutions and internet community provider. A principal force in the promotion of education development and innovation within the internet, mobile education and teaching resources industry and is striving to build a global life-long learning community. Its education systems combine hardware, software, services and support across pre-primary education, basic education, higher education, vocational education, enterprise training, non-degree and life-long learning.
Prudential’s largest division is Prudential Corporation Asia, which has over 13 million customers across 12 Asian markets and is a top-three provider of life insurance in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Its Prudential UK division has around 7 million customers and is a leading provider of life insurance and pensions in the UK. Prudential also owns Jackson National Life Insurance Company, which is one of the largest life insurance providers in the United States, and M&G Investments, a Europe-focused asset manager with total assets under management of £547 billion at June 2014.
RENTCO AFRICA LTD
RentCo Africa Ltd is a prominent and highly respected company in the leasing industry, specializing in providing customized asset-based solutions to businesses. With a regional focus, RentCo Africa has established itself as a leader in leasing services, enabling businesses to accelerate their growth and achieve their goals.
At RentCo Africa, the primary objective is to meet the diverse needs of clients by offering flexible leasing options for various assets, including vehicles, machinery, equipment, and technology solutions. By providing access to essential resources without the burden of outright ownership, RentCo Africa helps businesses optimize their operations, increase productivity, and conserve capital.
The company’s comprehensive range of leasing services is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client. Whether it is short-term leasing for a specific project or long-term arrangements for ongoing operations, RentCo Africa offers flexible terms and competitive rates to ensure that businesses can obtain the assets they need while maintaining financial stability.
RentCo Africa’s success is driven by a customer-centric approach, placing a strong emphasis on understanding the specific challenges and objectives of each client. Through detailed consultations and needs assessments, the company’s experienced team works closely with clients to identify the most suitable leasing solutions that align with their strategic goals.
RentCo Africa’s expertise extends beyond traditional leasing services. The company also provides value-added services such as maintenance and asset management, ensuring that leased assets are properly maintained and optimized throughout their lifecycle. This comprehensive approach minimizes the administrative burden on clients, allowing them to focus on their core operations and maximize their business potential.
With a commitment to excellence and a reputation for delivering outstanding service, RentCo Africa has earned the trust and loyalty of its clients. The company’s success is attributed to its ability to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations, providing reliable and efficient leasing solutions that contribute to the success of businesses across various industries.
RentCo Africa’s regional presence is a testament to its continuous growth and expansion. In addition to its strong presence in Kenya, RentCo Africa has successfully extended its operations to other African countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as internationally in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mauritius. This expansion allows RentCo Africa to serve a broader customer base, contributing to the economic development and prosperity of these regions.
As a forward-thinking and innovative company, RentCo Africa remains at the forefront of the leasing industry. The company continuously explores new opportunities and stays updated with market trends, technology advancements, and evolving customer needs. This commitment to staying ahead of the curve enables RentCo Africa to consistently provide relevant and cutting-edge leasing solutions that empower businesses to thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape.
Royal Mail Group
Royal Mail plc is an international business, developing a modern, optimised and efficient network to deliver letters, parcels and new products.
We operate across 40 countries and nation states worldwide, 36 in Europe and, following recent acquisitions, eight states in the Western US and Canada. We are a digitally innovative brand, connecting customers, companies and countries.
RuralShores/PeopleShores are social enterprises offering digital skills and jobs for the disadvantaged workforce in underserved communities in rural India and rural and inner cities in the USA through the establishment of outsourcing delivery centres in the communities.
The social mission of RuralShores/PeopleShores is to bring technology and tech-enabled jobs to the underserved communities and unlock the untapped talent in these communities. While RuralShores is focusing on rural communities in India, PeopleShores is focusing on economically challenged rural communities and inner cities in the USA.
RuralShores/PeopleShores establish tech outsourcing delivery centres within communities, recruiting young adults with at least a minimum high school education. These individuals are then enrolled in a comprehensive skills development program before being employed full-time within these centres. Subsequently, they secure outsourcing contracts from corporate partners and remotely provide a range of services from these centres, including Software Engineering services, application support services, Content curation, Social Media monitoring, Robotic Process & Automation, Data Management & Validation, Document Digitisation, Finance & Accounting, and Voice processes (Inbound & Outbound), primarily in local languages.
Currently, RuralShores/PeopleShores collectively empower more than 3,000 employees across 12 rural centres in 8 states in India and 4 centres in 4 different states in the United States.
PeopleShores operates centres in Clarksdale MS, Pine Bluff AR, Brooklyn NY, and DeKalb GA, with plans for nationwide expansion.
Their associates consistently deliver high-quality services to over 35 blue-chip clients. The goal is to extend this mission to other developing countries in Asia and Africa.
Seed Business Advisory Ltd
Seed is an internationally focussed, research driven advisory firm.
The firm’s focus is in advising governments and companies in ecosystem building, transformation & resilience, and risk & governance matters. This is done through Seed’s economic, tax, financial and regulatory expertise.
The main sectors which Seed focuses on are Health, Sports & Entertainment, Financial Services (Payments) and Green Energy.
Powered by tech, Seed attracts the best people, whilst creating meaningful work. Our principles and vision define us. We care about making a difference; for our employees, for our clients and the wider community. Our clients enjoy objective advice, clearly expressed. With our help, they make better decisions and get better results. No matter what sector, size of business or scope of work, we bring together rigour, knowledge and experience.
Seed is big enough to deliver yet small enough to care.
SEPLAT ENERGY PLC
Seplat Energy Plc is a leading energy company poised to deliver the energy for Nigeria’s future.
Seplat has a mission to champion Nigeria’s energy transition and deliver accessible, affordable, and reliable energy that drives social and economic prosperity.
SMB Holdings Pte Ltd
SMB Holdings provides complete asset management and corporate services for Vessel owning companies including and not limited to accountancy, reporting, controlling and treasury services. We also provide through our network of partners multi-jurisdictional corporate management.
We also provide technical services with highly competent and motivated teams and guarantee optimal technical operating conditions and efficient commercial management for the entrusted vessels enabling a leading position in the global market. We also provide and support in optimizing and improving the technical standards of their assets and also to analyze the performance of fleets.
- Docking support
- Vessel inspections and assessments
- Planned and preventive maintenance optimization
- Defining the optimum maintenance strategy for an entire fleet
- Analysis of fleet performance with analytical tools and/or dashboards
- Providing advice on the best suitable composition within a certain operation or port.
- In addition, through our nautical consultancy services, we could provide advice on new harbour/terminal layout.
- Assessing the type and number of vessels needed.
- Simulating the various scenarios in vessel configuration
- Assessing the best vessel type for a certain harbour
- Nautical and HSE support for the maritime industry.
- Simulating special marine projects.
- Providing advice on maritime safety.
SMIC Autoparts Pty Ltd
SMIC deals in automobile spares aftermarket in HCV, LCV, 4W & 2W globally. Our wide range of world-class products has made us one of the leading car spares manufacturers & traders.
Our product range includes Shock Absorbers, Steering Systems, Suspension, Dickey and Bonnet Shocker, Rubber and Metal Bonded Rubber, Brake Parts, Filters, Wiper Blades, Oils and many more. We are specialist in manufacturing, Stabilizer Links Assembly, Steering Tie Rods Assembly, Rack Ends, Upper Links & Lower Links
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets, and serving clients in a further 85.
Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC
Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC is an independent and leading law firm in Cyprus.
With half a century of experience, we provide a full range of legal services with a reputation for delivering high quality, prompt and practical legal advice, catering the solutions required by our international and local clientele.
Our clients depend on us for expertise and professionalism. Over the years, we have successfully delivered our services at a high standard, sustaining business relationships with top-level players such as credit institutions in Cyprus and abroad, major insurance, construction and development companies, semi-governmental organisations, local authorities, HNWIs, as well as multinational companies in IT, shipping, pharmaceuticals and energy, tourism, retail and commerce.
We are members of TAGLaw, a global alliance of 160 independent law firms in 90 countries and on a European level, the Cyprus member of the Association of European Lawyers (AEL), providing a strong international out-reach and cross-border solutions in a rapidly evolving global market.
Tata Steel is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 million tonnes. Established in Jamshedpur in 1907, today the Company is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of ~US$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 77,000.
In India, Tata Steel operates an end-to-end value chain that extends from mining to finished steel goods, catering to an array of market segments such as automotive, construction, general engineering etc. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are in Jamshedpur and Gamharia in Jharkhand, Kalinganagar (including NINL) and Meramandali in Odisha.
In Europe, Tata Steel is one of the largest steel producers with two operating steel manufacturing facilities – one based in the UK and the other in Mainland Europe (the Netherlands). Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited (TSTH) is the Company’s South-East Asian operating unit.
Focussing on Innovation, Technology, Sustainability and People, Tata Steel strives to be the global steel industry benchmark for value creation and corporate citizenship. The Company has set a target of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2045.
Tata Steel has received the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants. The Company has also been recognised with the WEF’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
The Food Factory
The Food factory is the natural development of the original James Caterers Ltd. business,the brainchild of James Barbara, the man behind the vision. It has a proven track record of success stories since its inception in 1989.
James went on to transform a one-man catering business from where he produced and distributed his own delicacies from home where it later flourished into one of the largest and most renowned catering companies on the island. He strives for excellence, promotes innovation, consistency and efficiency, and is committed to using the finest ingredients and delivering good value for money. Such selective ingredients coupled with forethought, the right dosage of creativity and a touch of class has given the company a name that clients can trust.
Today, the company has set a standard of excellence and creativity that has significantly attracted awareness of Maltese gastronomic culture abroad. This versatility has throughout the years acquired James Caterers Ltd an invaluable experience thus giving the company an advantage from where it can look ahead to a bright and prosperous future both locally and overseas. The group continuously directs business to meet the clients varying diets, tastes and culinary desires in which together with his team of professional specialists, guaranteeing the highest industry standards in catering and all related services.
James Caterers Ltd is the owner of the brand The Food Factory and operates the production facility.His vision is a commitment to continuous growth and improvement designed to meet the requirements of any customer.
The Group employs more than 3,000 employees across the different businesses.
- Modern and state of the art development and manufacturing facilities.
- Focus is placed on the manufacturing of high-quality products through state-of-the-art equipment and optimised production processes.
- Operating within the B2B sphere with its main clients being large retailers, distributors, catering companies, healthcare facilities, geriatric institutions, operators of hotels, catering establishments and contract caterers to mention a few.
- It is also the operator of the outside catering private labelling business.
- The Food Factory is a private label facility spread over 21,000sqm.
- Total investment for both the build and equipment amounts to 26 million Euro.
- The building is designed and constructed to be a green building using natural ventilation systems to maintain temperatures, photo voltaic panels to generate electric power and new technologies to save on and preserve energy.
- Currently working towards the achievement of international certification.
- The Food Factory brings together different food production operations all working together and at the same time independent from one another
- Healthcare catering production unit
- An independent industrial kitchen for non-healthcare food production and products
- Pastry and bakery for the production of confectionery, bakery and sweet items
- High volume production area for the production of pastry items, filled pasta and ready made meals
- In addition to its food production operations it also runs an academy earmarked to become an international centre of excellence in gastronomy and a research & development facility including both a production laboratory and an R&D facility
- Transparency – to keep promises with both clients and suppliers, establish honest and transparent relationships built on mutual trust, together with prices that suit customer needs.
- Team Work – to ensure the correct and adequate competences of the employees, to encourage the development of strong personal relations between staff members, suppliers and customers
The company adopts a Food Safety Management System based on the requirements of MSA EN ISO 22000 & BRC V.8. The following strategic objectives are the basis of our system:
- The priority is to produce safe food which does not cause harm to the consumer and to establish long term business relationships that have strong potential for development and growth.
- Going that extra mile for our clients has always been part of our vision as we seek to provide delicious food with added touches of class, creativity and quality.
- Quality is one of our defining values and we believe that it plays a major role in our quest for excellence. Quality can thus be found across the board – from our choice of the freshest ingredients, to our production processes, our creative display methods, our ability to listen to your requirements, and our staff’s readiness to please and achieve.
- We practice as necessary in full compliance to Halal standards
- Through our quality systems we conform to and exceed the highest levels of quality and cleanliness. We have become the name that Malta trusts and we are proud of that.
- Today, the company has set a standard of excellence and creativity that has significantly benefited the awareness of Maltese gastronomic culture abroad. This versatility has throughout the years acquired James Caterers Ltd. valuable experience thus placing the company at a vantage point from where it can look ahead to a bright and prosperous future in the catering industry.
- The formula which has been adopted by the company has ensured that we are now able to handle any assignment no matter how large or small it is. Our clients can put their mind at rest that they will experience the highest standards of service and products in any event they choose to trust our company with.
The Institute of Leadership
The Institute of Leadership founded in 1947, and celebrating its 75th year in 2022, is the premier professional membership body for leaders and managers. Our stated mission is ‘To inspire great leadership – Everywhere’. The Institute is a registered charity, with members in countries across the world.
Membership of The Institute is open to leaders and managers at all levels worldwide, including those with no practical experience. Three grades of membership entitle the member to use post-nominal letters – Associate Member (AMInstLM), Member (MInstLM) and Fellow (FInstLM). Membership is validated by an official membership certificate. Members are offered access a range of services to help with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD), including access to online learning tools, webinars and events, podcasts, career advice and tools. And a wide range of other learning resources. We also offer a Corporate Membership, giving corporate teams full access to membership benefits, sometimes tailored to meet specific needs of the business.
The Institute carries out extensive research into leadership and management in practice, providing insights for managers and leaders, and publishing findings in research reports and journals. The Institute takes a collaborative approach, working with like-minded individuals and organisations in defining research topics and undertaking research activity.
EDGE Journal is The Institute’s quarterly in-house magazine, exploring the latest leadership and management issues. The magazine is distributed to members as part of our range of benefits and learning resources.
The States of Guernsey
The Bailiwick of Guernsey comprises three separate jurisdictions: Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. Guernsey is the largest, and most populous island in the Bailiwick. There are close constitutional, cultural and economic links between the islands and the parliaments work closely together.
Guernsey’s parliament is the States of Deliberation and consists of 38 democratically elected Guernsey members and two elected Alderney representatives, and it has legislative competence. The government consists of a senior committee and six principal committees.
Guernsey has fiscal autonomy, raising its own taxes in order to fund its public services, and it does not receive funding from the UK or the EU. It is not part of the UK, but its citizens have British nationality, and Guernsey is a member of the British-Irish Council. Guernsey is also an active member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Guernsey has a diverse economy, a strong financial services sector with an international reputation, and is part of the sterling zone. It adheres to international standards such as in financial stability and probity, tax transparency and information exchange, and data protection.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a progressive public institution that provides both academic and professional higher education in Ghana. With over fifty (50) years of experience, UPSA has achieved the reputation as the oldest Ghanaian human resource development institution in professional Accountancy and Management with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and abroad.
Formerly the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) was birthed out of a dream of a young man in 1965 as a private business professional institution. By dint of hard work, the founder, Nana J.K. Opoku Ampomah successfully carved a niche for the Institute as the only Tertiary Educational institution to train professional Accountants and Administrators in the whole of West Africa at the time. The institution has since undergone immense growth, development and restructuring over the years.
With great fortitude and hard work, a Presidential Charter was granted to the Institute in September 2008 making it a fully-fledged university capable of awarding its own Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees for its accredited programmes. In 2012, the University of Professional Studies Act 2012, Act 850 was passed to change the name of the Institution from Institute of Professional Studies to the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Repositioned as a fully-fledged public university with a unique mandate to provide both Academic and Professional education, the University, which has grown from an initial enrolment of five students in 1965, currently boasts of more than 21,000 students and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP) in USA.
UPSA’s unique profile is underpinned by the combination of scholarship, professionalism, and entrepreneurship. With solid systems and strong values in place, the university has diverse offerings of Doctoral, Postgraduate, Bachelors and Diploma as well as Professional programmes and is poised towards internationalisation through strategic alliances and international collaboration.
TPP is a healthcare technology company with over 20 years of expertise in delivering software designed to support the effective, efficient and safe provision of healthcare.
TPP’s unique, integrated EHR solution and Personalised Health Record, is a centralised, cloud-based clinical system hosted on a single platform infrastructure with functionality to support patients as well as primary care, secondary care, mental health and social care practitioners. We are actively embedding AI and Genetic data into patient and clinical apps to provide early detection of diseases as well as providing clinicians with effective, proactive tools to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes.
TPP is known for its outstanding achievements in UK healthcare, with over 50 million NHS health records held on its single database. TPP’s SystmOne is used as a core clinical system, serving more than 235,000 clinicians across 7,000 healthcare services across the globe. We have one of the largest primary care databases in the world, and have unrivalled experience using and understanding that health data. We help government and academic organisations understand and analyse national health trends and monitor disease outbreaks, whilst our in-depth demographic studies, such as that of frailty, lead to better knowledge of the causes of hospitalisation. These key insights can inspire real change within health systems and lead to new solutions for disease prevention and outcomes.
Trade and Investment Queensland
Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, helping Queensland exporters take their products to world markets and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for investment.
Queensland is positioned at the crossroads of the Asia-Pacific, close to the world’s largest growth markets. This provides us with strong advantages as an investment destination.
Our dynamic and stable economy, highly skilled workforce, pro-business environment and advanced infrastructure offer businesses the best climate to expand and prosper.
Queensland is also the driving force behind export growth in Australia, with total merchandise exports accounting for about one-fifth of the nation’s total.
Triay Lawyers Limited
Triay is an independent Gibraltar law firm which prides itself on its long-standing reputation for legal excellence since 1905. Our clients range from international businesses to private companies, governments, charities and private individuals.
The firm was established in 1905 by the late Arthur C. Carrara CMG, KC and has practised Gibraltar Law continuously since then. Our clients range from international businesses to private companies, governments, charities and private individuals.
Today, due to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards and ethics in our profession; building strong relationships with our clients and our ability to deliver legal solutions, we remain at the forefront of legal services in Gibraltar with a reputation for legal excellence since 1905.
Triay is a full-service law firm divided into a number of distinct practice areas namely Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Family & Divorce, Financial Services, Private Client, Property and Shipping & Admiralty.
Twenty14 Holdings is the hospitality investment arm of LuLu Group International, founded in 2014 to capitalize on the growth in the global hospitality industry. The company currently has assets worth more than $750m spread across Europe, Middle East, and India.
In Europe, the group owns the historic Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian in Scotland, while in the Middle East, the firm co-owns the landmark Sheraton Oman Hotel in Muscat and the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai, UAE.
The group has also made a £110 million agreement with property developer Galliard Homes to create a luxurious five-star hotel at 1-5 Great Scotland Yard, the former headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police Services in London, UK. The custom-built 92,000 sq ft hotel, to be called the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, is set to open in 2019.
In 2019, the group entered into a forward purchase contract with Swiss real estate developer Necron AG to develop a brand-new Intercity Hotel Zurich Airport in Rümlang, Switzerland. The company is also currently developing Port Muziris, India’s first Tribute Portfolio by Marriott in Kochi and two other properties in Bengaluru, one of which is a Marriott hotel.
UK Accreditation Service
UKAS is the world’s leading accreditation body that delivers confidence in products and services by declaring the competence of testing, inspection and certification services.
As an intrinsic part of the Quality Infrastructure, accreditation supports global supply chains and facilitates trade through the removal of technical barriers. UKAS has a track record of delivering technical capacity building assistance and assessment services that provide the ability to demonstrate quality and safety of goods and services and to comply with international standards in target markets. These activities enhance market access, facilitate product diversification, and increase investment opportunities.
UKAS accreditation, which is recognised in 103 economies, provides organisations with real business value, a marketing and reputational advantage, access to export markets, and internal quality service improvements. It boosts productivity by reducing the costs of trade by avoiding duplication in testing and inspection, and through economies of scale from standardized working methods and interoperability between manufacturers along the value chain.
Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) is a full-service financial institution specializing in customized banking products and services.
Opened on March 15, 1972, UMB is a leading Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise. Through our Corporate, Business, Private, Personal and Internet Banking departments we are able to adequately address the financial needs of various segments of the market. Furthermore, our Trade, Treasury and Credit departments complement our broad range of financial services with their unique and innovative banking products. Additionally, with thirty-six (36) branches, three (3) UMB Centre for Businesses, one (1) UMB PPP Incubator Centre and a vast network of ATMs, UMB makes banking easy and accessible.
To lead, create and professionally provide a wide range of innovative and superior banking services that guarantee returns exceeding stakeholders’ expectations.
UMB aspires to be positioned as a leading Ghanaian Bank and a leader in innovative banking solutions by 2023.
SSNIT Emporium Building, Liberation Road, Airport City, Accra-Ghana
Postal Address: P.O. Box GP 401, Accra, Ghana
Tel: 0302 666 331
Toll-Free Lines: MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo 0800-100880;
Other Lines 0302 633 988
Ventra Group Limited
Viswajit Palasuntheram is Founder and Chairman of the Ventra Group, which provides specialist knowledge and expertise in the UK property market. For more than 35 years, the Ventra Group has focussed on developing high-end residential and commercial properties as well as social housing solutions. The Group also offers a land acquisition and planning permission service, as well as advising on build legislation to implementing design and build of a range of property types, commercial and residential, in the UK.
Virtual InfoSec Africa
Virtual InfoSec Africa, a subsidiary of Virtual Security Africa Limited, was established in 2008 and has diverse experience in best-in-class technologies in Information and Cyber Security services and products through customised solutions.
Virtual InfoSec Africa works closely with its clients, technology and integration partners from the design/consulting phase through implementation, integration and lifecycle support.
Virtual InfoSec Africa Services:
- IT Security Consulting
- Cyber Security Solutions
- Compliance Auditing and Risk Assessment
- Vulnerability Assessment Services
- Penetration Testing
- Digital Forensics
- Managed Security Services
- Social Engineering Services
- Integrated Electronic Security Solutions Services
Their subject matter experts come from diverse backgrounds in information technology, security, networking, military intelligence and foreign services.
Virtual InfoSec Africa Solutions
- Security Information and Events Management (SIEM)
- Application Security
- Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- Database Activity Monitoring (DAM)
- Secure Coding Review
- Data Security – Encryption
- Remote Browser Isolation Technology.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- Network Security
- Threat Intelligence Technology
- Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)
- Network Access Control (NAC)
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS Protection)
- Configuration Management Solution
- End-Point Security
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Antivirus Solution
- Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)
- Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR)
The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) is tasked with carrying out His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar’s tourism policy.
The GTB’s primary aim is to market the destination in Gibraltar’s main source markets, which are the UK and Spain.
The GTB also operates the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal and the Gibraltar Coach Terminus.
The Board is responsible for liaising with all airlines and cruise operators, in order to attract more services and ships to Gibraltar.
The GTB works closely with all its tourism partners in Gibraltar and in the UK to welcome visitors to the Rock.
The GTB works closely with the Ministry of the Environment, which is responsible for the main tourist attractions in Gibraltar including the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock.
The GTB is represented in the United Kingdom, which is the main source market for overnight visitors and has a reputable standing in the tourism industry.
WBIFF has been collaborating closely with its partners to identify and advance GCC (Gulf cooperation council member countries) – Open Balkan (Non-EU Western Balkans countries) investment ambitions. WBIFF’s current infrastructure, including human capital and offices in both regions, allow us extend our current knowhow and network in order to facilitate trade and investments between the Commonwealth countries and both GCC and Open Balkan regions.
In the Western Balkans, we are active in the media business, with the two TV licences, multiple local and national informative online portals, and one radio station. We are proud our national informative portal in Montenegro is in top 3 of the country, and our regional portal has been no. 1 for years in the Montenegrin Adriatic. Using our media business knowhow and experience we are working on extending our footprint across a number of African Commonwealth member states.
YOA Insurance Brokers Limited
YOA Insurance Brokers Limited is an insurance brokerage group with 4 locations in Nigeria and more than 70 employees. YOA provides insurance advisory services to stakeholders in the Industrial, commercial, speciality and employee benefits sectors.
Founded in 2002, YOA has over the years grown through several developmental stages which includes the ISO 9001:2015 Certification and the growth beyond the specialty/oil and gas sector to other sectors including Employee Benefits and Scheme. In 2019, YOA placed N17.51 bn premium and ensured the payment of N2.80 bn between 2017 and 2019. We collaborate with a large number of insurance companies and premium health providers to provide quality insurance cover for the insured.
Zenith Bank Plc. is Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest financial institution by tier-1 capital.
The bank provides individual customers and corporate clients with a range of financial products and services. Its shares are traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Irish Stock Exchange (ISE).
The bank offers best-in-class banking services from branches and business offices across all States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The bank has presence in the United Kingdom (UK), Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, South Africa, China and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
With a team of dedicated and well-trained professionals, the bank leverages its robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to provide products and services through its network of branches, point of sales terminals and electronically through its internet and mobile banking channels.
Zenith Bank places premium on its core business strategy which is anchored on People, Technology and Service to create value for its clientele. With strict adherence to global best practices, the bank combines market knowledge, professionalism, expertise and ICT to create products and provide services that anticipate and meet customers’ dynamic needs.
VISION AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE
Vision: To become the leading Nigerian, technology-driven, global financial institution that provides distinctive range of financial services
Mission: To build the Zenith brand into a reputable international financial institution recognized for innovation, superior performance and creation of premium value for all stakeholders.
Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Corporate Governance, Loyalty and Excellent Service.
Strategic Objective: Continuous improvement of our capacity to meet the customers’ increasing and dynamic financial needs as well as sustain high quality growth through investments that impact the quality of service to our existing and potential customers, constant upgrade of our ICT infrastructure, unwavering investment in training and re-training of our people, and regular reinforcing of our Customer Services delivery charter with regards to continually changing customer needs.
Guided by the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles, Zenith bank is committed to ensuring that the environmental, social and economic impacts of its banking services are carefully considered to obliterate or minimize negative outcomes. The bank published its maiden Sustainability Report (‘Nurturing Our People, Planet, Profit), covering it’s economic, social and environmental activities and performance from January to December 2015, the second edition of the Sustainability Report for 2016 (‘Creating Wealth Sustainably’) showing the progress made in the sustainability journey was also published in August, 2017.
ZimTrade is the National Trade Development and Promotion Organization of the Republic of Zimbabwe. It was established in 1991 as a unique joint-venture partnership between the Private Sector and the Government of Zimbabwe.
Market Information We provide market intelligence through various channels such as the Trade Information Portal, dissemination seminars, inhouse publications that include our Trade Directory and monthly newsletter and Zimbabwe – EU Business Information Centre.
ZimTrade undertakes a range of export development initiatives which are directed at building and strengthening the capacities of exporting enterprises and would-be exporters to successfully engage in exports.
The organisation is committed to promoting Zimbabwe as a reliable and competitive sourcing and business destination for manufactured goods, horticultural produce and value-added services.
Lobbying and Advocacy
We engage relevant stakeholders to improve the ease of doing export business.