Walter Ogwal will assume the role of GroFin East Africa Regional Investment Director in October 2014.The former senior banker has a passion for growth finance and a track record in assisting entrepreneurs of small and growing businesses to navigate the myriad of challenges speaks for itself. GroFin looks forward to his continued success in creating sustainable positive socioeconomic impact throughout the region.
Mr. Fredson Yamba, Secretary of the Treasury, officiated GroFin’s launch event and commended the organization for addressing the challenges of Zambian entrepreneurs. The local GroFin office in Zambia is making 2 investments that are anticipated to generate an estimated 90 jobs for Zambian nationals.
Despite being the world’s second fastest-growing region, Africa’s challenge is translating this growth into broad-based improvements in well-being. Tackling five key areas for sustainable SME development (infrastructure, regulation, capacity, finance and business linkages) together with targeted investment in high-growth sectors will put Africa on the trajectory toward booming, yet inclusive economic development.
Tomorrow, 16 September 2014 is the official launch of GroFin in Zambia. The initiative was first conceptualized in 2012 prior to the participation of CEO and founder Jurie Willemse and the GroFin Leadership Team in the Zambia International Business Advisory Council. The decision to enter Zambia was based on several strategic factors, such as its growing
With risk capital in excess of US$400 Million, GroFin provides a proven blend of financing and value-adding business support to under served entrepreneurs in the small and growing business sector. Through access to appropriate levels of business finance, advisory services such as development assistance, and opportunities for businesses to achieve sustained market linkages, we achieve
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 will mark the official launch of GroFin in Zambia. Over the past two years, GroFin initiated enquires into the local market. In 2012, they participated as a member of the resource team on the Zambia International Business Advisory Council. These early interactions with the government and local business owners inspired company