BY CHINENYE ANUFORO
The Managing Director, Courteville Business Solutions, Mr. Bola Akindele, has been appointed to join the board of advisors of the East Africa Business Network (EABN).
EABN was established in 2010 in United Kingdom to encourage investment, entrepreneurship and to advise multi-nationals on new and established markets in East Africa.
This is coming on the heels of his appointment as one of the international advisory board of Enterprises and Parliamentary Dialogue International (EPDI).
EPDI, which was conceived by a group of Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) of leading international companies nearly forty years ago and principally focused on the establishment of transparent bridges of understanding between parliamentarians and business people through the creation of dialogue centers in developing democracies and thereby effectively playing a role in strengthening democracy, national economy and risk management.
EABN Director, Ms. Aurelia Anyika, said it was an honour that Mr. Akindele can join the Advisory board. She described him as one of the growing Pan Africa business leaders shaping the continent.
She said, “The last decade has seen a new wave of Nigeria’s Investment in Africa and East Africa’s and this is certainly very attractive to Nigeria’s wealth. For example, Aliko Dangote signed a deal to build $400 million dollar cement plant in Kenya in 2013, thereby creating thousands of jobs. Nigerians are no longer attracted to property portfolios in New York, Paris or London, they are seeing higher returns in their investment right in their doorstep”.
Mr. Akindele has extensive banking and audit experience spanning over 20 years across various banking institutions with strong leadership, strategic thinking and networking skills.
He has led Courteville Business Solutions, an E-Business Solutions development firm since its inception in 2005. The company is focused on process re-engineering in both the private and public sector by providing cutting edge solutions to complex operational challenges, through the development and delivery of unique business solution models, revenue stream improvement and cost management processes.
Through his leadership, Courteville opened its East Africa headquarters in Nairobi last year and looks forward to providing solutions in the region’s education and logistics sector.
Source : SunOnline