INVESTMENTS

The concept of investment is something that is usually very complicated as it has tremendous risk most of which comes with a huge financial loss. However, when the right investment is made it has the tendency of not only growing your portfolio but can leave you extremely rich very quickly.

Douglas Wong

Investor and Mentor

Douglas Wong is the ex-CFO for Apple CEE and the Founder of ADC Blackfire Entertainment, a toy company of 110 employees in three countries, and customers in 70. Three successful exits. Now mentor and investor.

Bako Ambianda

Chairman & CEO of Labacorp Group of Companies

Bako is an International Development Expert, Author of 6 Books, and a Global African Entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and CEO of Labacorp Group of Companies (LGC) with a portfolio of businesses in manufacturing, renewable energy, real estate, agriculture, and exhibition industries operating in five countries. Bako specializes in boutique investment and trade programs across the world bringing investors, high profile business leaders, and governments together to explore mutual synergies especially investing and doing business in Africa. He is a seasoned specialist dealing directly with governments and top businesses across Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. He serves as the Chairman of ATIGS Group, a USA-based company that specializes in promoting trade and investment opportunities in Africa and has facilitated over 365 million dollars in Africa as part of its programs. He has been listed on Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 – Class of 2020, named one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (Under 40) by MIPAD, and Most Admired Young Global African 2019 by PASSION VISTA. He is the founder of Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), the leading prestigious Africa-global centric platform in the world. He is also the founder of Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA), Solar Business Events, and Afridevelopism Institute. Armed with the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of business opportunities that exist in Africa, Bako speaks regularly at international gatherings on Doing Business in Africa.

Prince Taylor ACCA, CPA, CPFA

Senior Manager PwC Liberia

Prince Taylor is a Senior Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers Liberia with expertise in financial management, public sector assurance reviews, risk assessment and taxation with over 15 years of working experience in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Prince has provided a wide range of assurance and advisory services to private and public sector organizations in the sub-region.

Naima Nasr

General Councillor Certified Public Accountants

Naima has been the first woman Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer in the insurance sector in Morocco in 2000. Contributions to her former Roles within the Zurich Financial Services in Morocco for 17 years revolve around her essential cross-disciplinary management talents. She was a member of the Executive Committee and has developed a strong know-how in strategy, finance, and corporate governance. Graduated from the 1st business school in Morocco and the second in Africa, Groupe ISCAE, she was the 1st woman President of ISCAE ALUMNI Association. From 2014 to 2018, she undertook strategic initiatives to increase the impact of the ALUMNI, in Education, Employment, and Economy. Setting up foundations and creating a large platform of knowledge and experiences sharing, mentoring young graduates, and sponsoring ALUMNI for job opportunities, career development, and entrepreneurship ( http://www.alisca.ma/). In 2017, she joined the professional accounting organization (PAO), “ordre des experts comptables du Maroc”, as the 1st CEO for 25 years of the existence of the PAO and as the 1 st woman CEO for the organization. She contributed to achieving a high qualitative leap in corporate communication, better reliability, and capacity Building by 30%-50% of the PAO. She is now acting as General Councillor of REFM, “Réseau Experts-Comptables FranceMaghreb”, the french network of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) native from Maghreb region and working in France, bringing her experience to the board in terms of public relations and corporate communications. The REFM Network gathers almost 500 CPAs. Its main mission is to develop the accounting profession for the 2 shores of the Mediterranean and to serve the economy.

Nio Liyanage

Founder and Managing Partner at Startupright

Formerly at Apple with deep experience in Venture Capital and Management Consulting, Nio specialises in growing technology startups through hands-on involvement in strategy, growth, market expansion and capital-raising. He personally holds equity in 10+ ventures, has advised 200+ startups, built 15+ accelerator programs, conducted 150+ workshops, and has guided dozens of companies to profitability, scale and market dominance