Africa offers significant opportunities for foreign companies seeking growth and expansion. With a fast-growing population, emerging markets, and increasing consumer spending power, Africa presents a promising environment for business development. However, navigating the African market can be complex due to diverse cultures, regulatory frameworks, and unique market dynamics.
This virtual summit on November 1st 2023 aims to provide key insights and strategies for foreign companies to thrive in the African market.
NOVEMBER 1 ST 2023 FROM 11 H 30 AM IN PARIS
- Mr. Edem Kofi Yevutseys
- Ms. Cynthia Gnassingbe-Essonam
Before joining the Secretariat in February 2022, Cynthia served in the office of the Presidency of the Republic of Togo as a Charge de Mission then went on to become Secretary General of Togo Invest Corporation, the first investment holding company established by the government of Togo to lead the development of and investments in strategic projects for the government of Togo. Throughout her professional career, she has been exposed to and gained extensive experience in areas such as investment promotion and facilitation, corporate governance, project finance and Public Private Partnerships, as well as infrastructure planning and development across various sectors.
- Mr. Kwadwo G. Ntrakwah
Partner·Ntrakwah and co.
A dual qualified lawyer, having been called to the bar of England and Wales and Ghana, Kwadwo specializes in Arbitration and Corporate and Commercial law. His additional areas of practice include Construction Law and Maritime Law. He thoroughly enjoys handling complex, cross border transactions on behalf of his clientele. Over the years, Kwadwo has provided invaluable practical advice and legal guidance to various foreign companies that have invested in Ghana.
- Mr. Michael Kottoh
Management Consultant, Policy Expert & Strategist with 15+ years’ experience working for and advising local corporates, multinationals, international development institutions, global charities and governments. He is managing partner at international advisory firm Konfidants (headquartered in Accra), where he oversees a network of 40+ Africa-region focused consultants, analysts, advisors and scholars providing client delivery across multiple geographies and sectors. His expertise covers Strategy, Market and Policy Research, policy design, project development, transaction advisory, investment facilitation, impact evaluation, strategic communication, crisis management and government affairs relations.
- Tom O. Onyango, MBS.
Tom’s core practice centers around financial services and real estate development. He has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate transactions, including offering advisory and due diligence services in major capital investments. He has advised developers on raising real estate development finance and advised financial institutions on the perfection of securities. He has also structured several large-scale real estate projects and has put together numerous innovative commercial property transactions including some award-winning projects. In addition, he advises many businesses in Kenya and sits on the boards of several companies.
- Willem Van Rensburg
Director·Chambers of Urmila Boolell SC
20 years experience as an attorney, notary, and conveyancer, and is currently licensed to practice law in South Africa and Mauritius. He holds a degree in Commercial Law, an LLB from the University of Pretoria, and an LLM in International Business Law from Middlesex University. Apart from his experience in international law, he is also a certified Anti-money laundering specialist.