About Us

Creating a link between the Norwegian and African business communities

The 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. Our mission is to increase more efficient and less risky trade between Norway and Africa.

NABA in Brief


NABA was founded on September 20th, 2012 by the NHO, Virke, Norfund, Statoil, Yara, Nortura, DLA Piper, NR, Jotun AS, Astrium Services, Innovation Norway, Aqua Unique, Belief AS, Green Energy Group, MRI and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.


NABA is the most relevant network for Norwegian companies working in African markets. NABA promotes Norwegian member companies in Africa, African business opportunities in Norway and advocate for more, better and safer business collaboration between Norway and African countries.


As a member of the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) NABA is linked to more than 4000 European companies present on the African continent.

NABA is the secretariat (together with the Norwegian Council on Africa) for the Norwegian Parliament’s All-Party Africa Group, established in May 2016.

Our Services

Network & Facilitation

NABA offers a unique network for Norwegian companies present in African markets. NABA provides contacts to businesses already established in Africa. NABA helps setting up small or large-scale business missions, taking care of all practical details while at the same time helping the company link up with decision makers and stakeholders. Through strategic partners, NABA assists with recruitment and local content strategies when operating in African markets.

Information & Analysis

NABA is an information hub for knowledge and analysis about new African markets through reports, expert meetings, seminars and conferences. A newsfeed is kept up to date, which shares relevant business news from the African continent. NABA provides market information and investment opportunities through our Norwegian, European and African partners.


NABA offers advisory on juridical and anti-corruption issues, corporate citizenship strategies, cultural knowledge, and insights on political risk and sector analysis.


NABA offers members strategic advocacy services towards Norwegian and African governments. NABA is also a resource centre for Norwegian media who would like to focus on the new Africa.

Our Management Team

Eivind Fjeldstad

Managing Director

Henk Veldman

Managing Partner

Mathilde Emilie Thue

Project Director


NABA currently has 126 member companies operating in 44 African countries.

As a NABA member, your company becomes a part of an exclusive network of Norwegian companies present in African markets.

Contact us

Visiting Address

Middelthuns gate 27


(+47) 959 69 631

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Postal Address

P. O. Box 5250 Majorstuen
0303 Oslo

BOOST Global Innovation would like to thank NABA for connecting us to business opportunities on the African continent and serving as a bridge between new partners. One of these meetings led to a pre-feasability study for clean energy and climate expertise in Tunisia between Sintef, BOOST Global Innovation and the National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) in Tunisia.

Astrid Green
CEO, Boost Global Innovation