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Meet the experts – Nordic-African Business Summit 2017

Participants at this year’s Nordic-African Business Summit will be able to book relevant speed meetings in our ”Meet the experts” session from 15:25 -17:00 in meeting room: Nordic Suits.

If you would like to book a meeting, please send an email with your requested meetings to Ms. Mathilde Thue: met@norwegianafrican.no


On Finance


Norfund – the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries – invests in the establishment and development of profitable and sustainable enterprises in developing countries. Norfund cooperates with partners that have the best potential for commercial success – Norwegian or international.

Representative: TBC

Export Credit Norway

Export Credit Norway helps Norwegian exporters to succeed abroad by offering Norwegian and foreign companies competitive financing when they buy goods and services from Norwegian exporters.

Representative: TBC

TRK Group

TRK Group is an Oslo-based Advisory and Active Ownership Firm, founded by long-term McKinsey Senior Partner Trond Riiber Knudsen. TRK Group is aiming to catalyze growth for promising entrepreneurial ventures across three particularly exciting domains: Disruptive Technologies, Digital service transformation, and Emerging Africa.

Representative: Mr. Trond Riiber Knudsen, investor, Founder and CEO

INTL FCStone Ltd

INTL FCStone Ltd (IFL) specialises in transferring funds to the emerging markets and complex countries. IFL has been an industry leader in providing cross-border payments solutions in exotic currencies for more than two decades to multinational corporations, financial institutions including 10 of the top international banks by total assets, UN agencies, NGOs and governmental agencies in more than 175 countries.

Representative: Ms. Lucilla Rushforth, FX Sales DACH region and Scandinavia, Global Payments


Political/Economical Risk

IHS Markit

IHS Markit  is a dynamic team that includes more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts and industry specialists. Their global information expertise spans numerous industries, including leading positions in finance, energy and transportation.

Representative: Ms. Natznet Tesfay, Director of Africa Research, IHS Markit


On Human Resources

FK Norway

FK Norway gives young people in Norway and developing countries the opportunity to experience each other’s reality. About 400 organisations and institutions exchange young people in collaboration with us. The exchange may also take place between developing countries.

Representative: Ms. Mia Charlotte Østergaard, Education & Private Sector Development



On Infrastructure / real estate


Rendeavour works in partnership with world-class experts, local developers, governments and local communities, they create large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-income, satellite cities. The company owns more than 30,000 acres (12,000 ha) of land in the urban growth trajectories of major cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Representative: TBC


On Consular services


Comet is a Nordic company with a global presence throughout its comprehensive network of global immigration partners. With more than 30 years of experience and own offices in the Nordic countries, Comet offers their clients fast and reliable assistance with outbound visa processes and immigration cases. We even legalize and translate export and legal documents.


  • TBC


On Business development in Africa:

Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA)

Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA), seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serve as a bridge between Norwegian and African business communities. NABA will work to increase more efficient and less risky trade between Norway and Africa.

Representative: TBC

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We support companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.

Representative: Mr.Ole Johan Sandvær, Regional Director Middle East & Africa