Our Africa team includes former US government officials who have helped craft US-Africa policy at the highest levels; former African government advisors; as well as business advisors with decades of regional experience in key sectors such as retail, commodities, and telecommunications. This expertise enables us to develop winning market entry and expansion strategies for companies throughout the region, leveraging our Washington, Lagos, and Cape Town-based team.
Eliot D. Pence is our Senior Advisor for Africa, with experience advising Fortune 100 companies on strategy in over 20 markets on the continent. He is a member of the USTR’s Advisory Committee on Africa and a board member of the Africa Leadership Network. Terence P. McCulley is a member of our Board of Counselors and will lead our Africa practice from January 2019. He was US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mali, and Côte d’Ivoire over the course of a 30-year career focused on Africa. Reuben Brigety served as US Ambassador to the African Union and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southern Africa and Regional Security Affairs. As Deputy Secretary of State, US Ambassador to the UN, and the first Director of National Intelligence, John D. Negroponte has had extensive dealings with senior leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa.