TechInAfrica – ACT Afrique is a Pan-Africa firm headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. Its services focus on strategic and operational advisory, investment banking, financial and commercial intermediation, as well as transformative communication support.
ACT Afrique was founded in 2012 by Ibrahima Cheikh Diong. He has experience in the public and private sector and development organizations. Currently, the firm has a team of professionals from various African countries, including Senegal, Niger, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Cameroon, and Cote d’Ivoire with different backgrounds, including finance and audit, consulting, marketing and accounting, communications, management, public policy, banking development, etc.
ACT Afrique ’s clients differ, ranging from the public and private sector, both local and international level, such as multinational and African companies, African governments, institutions and agencies, non-profit organizations, and private financial institutions.
Managing Partner of ACT Afrique, Fabrice Nze-Bekale, explained what makes the company unique and has selling points. He listed them down with the three main selling points:
“First, as Africans with experience in both the private and public sector, in Africa, Europe, the States, and China, we know well the local environment and are able to meet our clients’ needs. We bring international standards to advisory with unique African expertise. Second, we bring our clients more than a reputable signature. Clients today want more; they want strategic and operational advice. We are capable of intervening on the whole value chain of advisory: from ideas to structuring to raising capital to transaction support and project execution. This is different from mainstream advisory which will typically simply draft a report. We support our clients all the way. Third, we are a firm perfectly multilingual in Mandarin, Arab, English, and French. Finally, we are one of the few African advisory firms with a strong track record on China.”
ACT Afrique is highly ambitious for the company to keep going forward and growing. They have made a strategic decision to develop projects in real estates and oil and gas. They are currently working on it while at the same time keep advisory as their main focus.