18 April 2019
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Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)

Leading Kenyan Businesses to Join 1000+ U.S. and African Business Leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit this June

press release

Corporate Council on Africa's (CCA) President and CEO, Ms. Florizelle Liser met with key stakeholders in the public and private sector during her recent visit to Kenya and Nigeria. This was part of the ongoing effort to promote the upcoming U.S.-Africa Business Summit from June 18 – 21, 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique and advance trade, investment and business engagement between the United States and Kenya. H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya is confirmed to attend the Summit. CCA, a Washington D.C. based organization, is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests between the United States and Africa.

Ms. Liser kicked off her round of meetings in Kenya with Ms. Carol Karuiki, CEO of Kenya Private Sector Alliance to discuss areas of mutual interest where both organizations could work together.

The CCA president then met with Mr. Kiprono Kittony, National Chairman of the Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry to finalize an MOU discussion they had started in 2018. The signing of the MOU will take place on the sidelines of CCA's Flagship U.S.-Africa Business Summit taking place June 18-21 in Maputo, Mozambique.

Ms. Liser also met with Dr. Amit Thakker, Chairman of Africa Healthcare Federation to discuss areas CCA and AHF could collaborate on in the health sector and to promote more investments in the health sector.

The CCA president invited all business associations and their respective members to Summit. She explained that CCA's working relationship with the Government of Mozambique around this period is also a sign of the commitment of CCA objective on US- Africa relations.

Ms. Liser and Ms. Sonia Mfasoni, East Africa Director, CCA met with several Kenya-based CCA members, General Electric, Kountable, KCB to discuss their current business objectives and expansion efforts across Africa.

Ms. Liser also hosted a private CCA Member Dinner to recognize current members, existing partners and potential members in Kenya. Guests of honor of the dinner included Ambassador Kyle McCarter, US Embassy Nairobi and Ms. Betty Maina, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. Other honored guests included Joyce-Ann Wainaina, CEO, Kenya and East Africa, Citi Bank; Philippe Dongier, Managing Director, Government Affairs & Policy, GE Africa; Vincent Aberi, Head of Diaspora Banking, KCB Group Limited; Bramuel Mwalo, Director, SSA, Kountable; Nora Petty, MITG Lead, SSA, Medtronic; Anthony Nganga, Brand and Commercial Director, P&G; Mary Kamari, Executive, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations, Trade and Development Bank (TDB); Edwin Temu, Director, Visa, Inc.; John Lentaigne, Chief Underwriting Officer, Africa Trade Insurance Agency; Munene Mathenge, General Manager, DLR Group; Dan Awendo, Managing Director; Home Afrika; Florence Sugut, Managing Director, ikapamedia East Africa; Amrote Abdalla, Regional Director for Africa, Microsoft and other business and government leaders.

Since its inception in 1997, the U.S.-Africa Business Summit has been considered an essential conference for U.S. and African private sector executives, government officials and multilateral stakeholders interested in doing business in Africa. Learn more and Register HERE

ABOUT CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA

Corporate Council on Africa is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests between the United States and Africa. CCA uniquely represents a broad cross section of member companies from small and medium size businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms. Learn more at www.corporatecouncilonafrica.com

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