Africa Business Communities

[Interview] Jeremy Rubel, Director, Gannibal, France

Jeremy Rubel is Director at Gannibal, and expert in building strategic relations and business developments between Africa and China. Jeremy will participate in the Amsterdam Business Networking Event, March 8.

Would you please introduce Gannibal?

Gannibal is a company that provides consulting services dedicated to the cooperation with Chinese companies in Africa through private investment, PPP or State financing, in the Energy, ICT, Education, Security, Transport and Agri business sectors.

We offer both strategic consulting (analysis and recommendations) and business development services (opportunities creation and partnership implementations).

In which industries does Gannibal operate and who are your clients?

We operate in the Energy, ICT, Agribusiness, Private Equity industries.

Our clients include China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

What can be done by entrepreneurs and government to further the interests of trade between China and Africa?

Produce accurate business intelligence on Chinese engagement in Africa and share it around to go beyond myths and generalizations, and in this way identify real business threats and opportunities.

You will be participating in the Africa Business Communities Networking Event in Amsterdam on March 8. Whom would you be most interested in connecting with, in terms of networking?

Companies wishing to connect with Chinese SOEs and private companies active in Africa for trade and investment.

What would you want other participants to contact you for?

To help them tailor business development strategies toward Chinese companies in Africa or simply get expertise in Africa-France ecosystem (with or without Chinese involvement). 

What can you say about the targets, plans and ambitions of Gannibal in 2016?

We’re always looking to strengthen involvement in the trilateral cooperation between Africa, China and France.

We’re also working to create a China in Africa Think Tank in Paris and hope to involve other European countries in the cooperation with China in Africa.

Which African countries do you predict will perform best in 2016?

I’ll place my bets on Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria.




Africa Business Communities Networking Event 

Tuesday 8 March 2016

5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Amstel Hotel | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

After great editions in HamburgLagos and Accra the Africa Business Communities Networking Event is returning to Amsterdam!

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