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, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa-based team.
Terence P. McCulley leads our Africa practice, following service as US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mali, and Côte d’Ivoire over the course of a 31-year career focused on Africa. Leila Ndiaye has worked as an advisor to Côte d’Ivoire’s president, and she led the Africa program at a leading US industry association. Eliot D. Pence brings experience advising Fortune 100 companies on strategy in over 20 markets on the continent. 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 across sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa represents a collective market of 1.2 billion people and contains some of the fastest growing economies in the world. We have helped clients navigate these important but challenging markets across the continent. In Ethiopia, we supported logistics and fintech companies as they sought to leverage the government’s opening to the private sector. In South Africa, we provided real time reporting and analysis to clients about the economic impacts of the COVID pandemic and President Ramaphosa’s reform agenda. In Kenya, we helped to unlock government approval for a major infrastructure project, and in Nigeria facilitated the entry of leading companies into Africa’s largest economy.
We’ve lived in or worked on:
- South Africa
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- African Union
- UN Economic Commission for Africa
John D. Negroponte Vice Chair
Terence P. McCulley Senior Managing Director
Eliot D. Pence Senior Advisor
Leila Ndiaye Advisor
Kelechi Ekugo Advisor
Asfaw Alemayehu Advisor
Liebeth Turbati Senior Associate
Jonathan Dörnhofer Associate
Luke Hartauer Graduate Fellow