Qui sommes-nous

Who we are ?

AFRIKA FORWARD was established in October 2016, as a result of the desire of its shareholders to meet specifically and consistently the concerns of international and local economic operators wishing to do business in Côte d'Ivoire.

We are a consulting firm specializing in business establishment and development, with a good command of the business environment in Côte d'Ivoire, a proven expertise in the fields of investment promotion and private sector development.

A young and dynamic team with more than 15 years of professional experience and countless professional achievements in the support and development of companies.

Why AFRIKA FORWARD ?


Africa is no longer the continent of the future but the continent of the present in terms of attractiveness regarding investment. With less than 15% of its natural resources exploited and population projections exploding, as well as an ever-increasing purchasing power of its populations, the African continent is attracting more and more investors.

In West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, as a historical leading business center in the French-speaking sub-region has experienced an economic boom for several years and ranks among the 10 world countries with the highest GDP growth rate. More than 75% of businessmen who perform economic missions in Côte d'Ivoire are on an exploratory mission.

Their approach chiefly consists from a chronological point of view in investigating the market, finding potential customers, selling their products/services, finding a representative, and then installing a subsidiary. Yet, the ivorian market, more than a highly competitive market from the expertise point of view, is chiefly a market of network. Businessmen therefore, need credible partners in Côte d'Ivoire with a good understanding of the environment.

There is a need for credible companies with an unquestionable command of the ivorian economic environment as well as the tips and tricks of public administration; a need for a firm positioning itself as a privileged partner.

AFRIKA FORWARD was founded to address these concerns.

 

 

Our services

AFRIKA FORWARD is all about ensuring that you benefit from the solutions that are best suited to your company's needs.

Tax and custom exemptions

We assist investors to enable them to benefit from:

  • Exemption from customs duty and suspension of VAT in the investment phase (Investment Approval);
  • Tax exemptions on profits, taxes on licenses and permits, employers' fees, property tax and VAT during the exploitation phase (Approval for operation).

Private Investment Services Platform

Through our reliable and secure partnerships, we offer our clients a single gateway and follow-up for several investment-related services, including:

  • Business plan development;
  • Specific recruitment in HR;
  • Environmental impact study;
  • Design of plans and construction of factory or building;
  • Tax, accounting and legal support.

Industrial land and sectoral authorizations

  • Investor assistance in obtaining industrial land in Côte d'Ivoire;
  • Assistance of our customers in obtaining licenses, permits and sectorial authorizations.

Companies’ creation

The team

AFRIKA FORWARD is made up of a professional, dynamic, young and experienced team.


Guillaume KETY

Director General - Founder

He completed his graduate studies in Lyon, France and then in Montreal, Canada, at Concordia University and at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Guillaume KETY - Director General - Founder
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Guillaume KETY - Director General - Founder

Guillaume KETY

Director General - Founder

He completed his graduate studies in Lyon, France and then in Montreal, Canada, at Concordia University and at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

With a Bachelor's degree in Accounting Sciences and a Master's degree in Finance, he worked for Dollarama, the leading distributor in Canada, and then in Côte d'Ivoire for the Compagnie de Distribution de Côte d'Ivoire (CDCI).

He joined the Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI) in 2009 where he held several positions the last of which up to the end of 2016 as Head of the Investment Attractiveness Department.

As part of his activities, Mr. KETY played a key role in coining CEPICI's investment attractiveness and targeting strategy.

He has coordinated the organization of a wide range of investment forums and economic missions in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad.

Some of the highlights include his active participation and involvement in the success of the Private Sector Days of the Advisory Groups for the funding of the National Development Plan (NDP) in 2012 and 2016 in Paris (World Bank) and the Forum Investir en Côte d'Ivoire (ICI 2014).

Guillaume KETY has specialized in the promotion and development of the private sector, investment promotion and business relations.

The team leaders

Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

Cyrils KOUADIO - Project Leader

Cyrils KOUADIO

Project Leader

As a "DESS" holder (Diplôme d'étude Supérieur Spécialisé-a post-graduate diploma) in Finance and Accounting, he worked for the mobile telephone company GREEN, then for the Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI).

Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

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Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE - Analyst* in charge of investment approval applications

He completed his graduate studies in India, first at Madras University (Chennai) and then at the Indian Institute of Knowledge and Management (Chennai).

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

Upon his return to Côte d'Ivoire, he joined the accounting firm Eben-Ezer where he held the position of Financial Analyst.

As part of his studies, Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE participated in the financial analysis of several companies in Côte d'Ivoire from multiple sectors of activity, including construction, agro-industry, transport, etc.

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Cyrils KOUADIO - Project Leader

Cyrils KOUADIO

Project Leader

Titulaire d'un DESS (Diplôme d'étude Supérieur Spécialisé) en Finance et Comptabilité, il a travaillé pour la société de téléphonie mobile GREEN, puis pour le Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI).

En 2010, il rejoint la Chambre de Commerce Française de Côte d'Ivoire (CCIF CI) où il occupe différents postes dont le dernier en mars 2017 en tant que Responsable du développement économique et du développement de produits de prospection.

Dans le cadre de ses activités, M. KOUADIO a participé au développement de la facilitation économique de la communauté française membre de la CCIFCI.

Il a aidé à organiser la participation de la communauté française et ivoirienne aux différents forums d'investissement, organisé des missions de prospection collective et participé à la mise en place du baromètre économique CCIFCI.

Cyrils KOUADIO s'est spécialisé dans l'organisation de rendez-vous Business to Business, le développement de produits de réseautage et la préparation de demandes d'approbation d'investissements.

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Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE - Analyst* in charge of investment approval applications

He completed his graduate studies in India, first at Madras University (Chennai) and then at the Indian Institute of Knowledge and Management (Chennai).

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

Upon his return to Côte d'Ivoire, he joined the accounting firm Eben-Ezer where he held the position of Financial Analyst.

As part of his studies, Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE participated in the financial analysis of several companies in Côte d'Ivoire from multiple sectors of activity, including construction, agro-industry, transport, etc.

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Yves ATOUNGBRE - Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves ATOUNGBRE

Analyst in charge of investment approval applications

Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE - Analyst* in charge of investment approval applications

He completed his graduate studies in India, first at Madras University (Chennai) and then at the Indian Institute of Knowledge and Management (Chennai).

As a Bachelor's degree holder in Administrative Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing, he worked for Amplexor International.

Upon his return to Côte d'Ivoire, he joined the accounting firm Eben-Ezer where he held the position of Financial Analyst.

As part of his studies, Yves-Jonas ATOUNGBRE participated in the financial analysis of several companies in Côte d'Ivoire from multiple sectors of activity, including construction, agro-industry, transport, etc.

The team leaders - The team

Our partners

AFRIKA FORWARD has decided to surround itself with safe and qualified partners to guarantee investors a quality service.

They trusted us

AFRIKA FORWARD is distinguished by the diversity of origin and sectors of activity of its clients and partners.

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Contact us

Afrika Forward makes every effort to answer your questions and satisfy your requests.

Address

BP 75 Cidex 3 Abidjan,

Abidjan, Plateau Immeuble harmonie, Boulevard Roume, face à L'Union Parlementaire Africaine

5ème étage, porte de gauche dans le fond.