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West Africa is a great place to invest! Approach is critical when it comes to  growing a strong presence!

East West Global Trade LLC is a Management Consulting Company offering expert advice to enterprises in Minnesota and beyond interested in establishing, developing or growing markets in West Africa (ECOWAS). Whether you are expanding or just starting out, an individual or an organization, in the public or private sector, we work with you each step of the way to ensure your success.  We can help you with all aspects of your deployment process including incorporation, recruitment, procurement, taxes & payroll, market access and commercial strategy. 

 

Our vast network includes Business Leaders, high ranking Government Officials, Scientists, Intellectuals and Experts from all over Africa. We build on the expertise of international partners including the African Union, United Nations , EU , ACP, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIF, Arab League, CARICOM , CPLP and more. 

We also work with organizations in the private and public sector, local and international, with the objective of accelerating the sustainable economic development of African countries while supporting the realization of the African Union’s Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation, as well as, Agenda 2063 and  SDGs, particularly with regard to (a) ending hunger – food and nutrition security; (b) enhancing Africa’s manufacturing capacity through agro-processing and related market-development as well as (c) creating jobs and economic opportunities for the continent’s populations especially youth and women (d) bankerization of 200 million stake holders along regional value chains in collaboration with International and National Institutions, Central Banks, Commercial Banks, Mobile Money Operators and Fintech companies in the region.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is made up of fifteen member countries that are located in the Western African region. These countries have both cultural and geopolitical ties and shared common economic interest. Member countries making up ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’ Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo. As one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, ECOWAS was set up to foster the ideal of collective self-sufficiency for its member states. As a trading union, it is also meant to create a single, large trading bloc through economic cooperation Learn More

Advisory Board Members

Suparna  Biswas

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Design and implementation for long term development and humanitarian programs. Emphasis on enterprise development. High Level Experience developing start-ups, implementing programs in complex and high security risk locations across Africa and Asia. High Level Experience providing supply chain and logistic solutions (textile manufacturing/agri-business and program delivery. Suparna has held several executive leadership positions with  international organizations including the WWF, OXFAM, STC and more.

Akere Muna

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 Chairman of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council. He is also the Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank Group and a Member of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. He previously served as the Vice-Chair of Transparency International, and he has presided over the Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union, the Pan African Lawyers Union and the Cameroon Bar Association.

Natasha Quist

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 Senior Advisor for West & Central Africa for Gates Foundation with over 20 years’ experience working for multinational and international organizations in Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Investment Banking. Launch and oversight of 12 country offices with a staff of over 2,500 and a portfolio of over USD 500 million..

Cliffe Flores

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 Over 20 years experience in IT Quality Assurance and Software Development including senior positions with BitglasseCurrency Inc, Angie's List, Trubates, 4Home, InnoPath Software, Propel Software, Peakstone Corporation, Fujitsu System Technologies and NetFRAME Systems. Management, architecting and development of automated tests, test plan execution, graphics and user interface design.  

Raymond Chukwu

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Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Candidate for United States Ambassador,  Chief Executive Officer, Black Technologies Advancement, Senior Consultant, National Institute of Health, Chief Executive Officer, Bio Chemical Technology Aerospace, Aero Analyst, Lockheed Martin.

Moussa Seck

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 Executive Chairman of the Agraria Africa Program under the NEPAD flagship to end hunger in Africa by 2030. Chairman of the Board for PanAAC (Pan African Consortium for Agro business and Agro Industry) to mobilise the private sector to play a key role in Africa’s Agri-Food development.  Vice President of the Pan African Institute for peace, security and governance (IPS) - a think tank with global reach offering consulting services to countries across Africa on peace, security and governance.

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