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 leads our work in Africa, with experience advising Fortune 100 companies on strategy in over 20 markets on the continent. He is the founder of the Africa Expert Network (AXN) and the US-Nigeria Council. Reuben Brigety served as US Ambassador to the African Union and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southern Africa and Regional Security Affairs, and Terence P. McCulley was US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mali, and Côte d’Ivoire. As Deputy Secretary of State and US Ambassador to the UN, John D. Negroponte has had extensive dealings with senior leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa.



We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Eritrea
  • Senegal
  • Niger
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gabon
  • Tanzania
  • Namibia
  • Mali
  • Chad
  • Togo
  • Central African Republic
  • Rwanda
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Swaziland
  • African Union
  • UN Economic Commission for Africa

Our Regional Team

Based in the region