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The Africa Business Group (AFBG) is formed under the auspices of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). The AFBG was launched in July 2010 during the inaugural Africa-Singapore Business Forum, where Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Manpower, was the Guest-of-Honor and witness.
As Singapore’s apex business chamber, SBF champions the interests of the business community in trade, investment and industrial relations. The AFBG will be a platform to facilitate the exchanges between the Singapore business community and their counterparts from the African region. Partnering business associations and investment promotion agencies in the African region, AFBG will assist Singapore companies to make inroads into the fast growing markets of Africa and play a part in the developmental needs of region.
AFBG’s Office Holders
Chairman: Ambassador Shabbir Hassanbhai
Singapore’s Non Resident High Commissioner to Nigeria
Council Member, Singapore Business Federation
Director, Indo Straits Trading Co Pte Ltd
Sumit Aggarwal, Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
Neal Chandaria, Director, Comcraft Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Haresh Aswani, Director, Tolaram Corporation
Ranveer S. Chauhan, MD & Regional Head – Africa, Olam International Limited
Elson Ng K. President (Strategic Projects) & Chief Advisor to CEO, GMG Global Limited
Graeme Robertson, Chairman & CEO, Intrasia Capital
Teo Siong Seng, Managing Director, Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Christina Tan, Managing Director, GMT Investcorp Pty Ltd
To be the eminent business platform for the Singapore and Sub-Saharan Africa business communities to engage with one another.
To enhance the knowledge and mutual understanding of business opportunities in Singapore and
Sub-Saharan Africa among our business communities.
To facilitate trade and business opportunities between companies in Singapore and SSA
AFBG organises exploratory business missions to Africa to give companies that are new to these markets a first-hand experience of the business climate and economic conditions.
Following the initial exploration, AFBG assists members to gain more in-depth knowledge about various issues pertaining to doing business in Africa.
AFBG also provides advice to companies in Africa on doing business in Singapore.
AFBG periodically organises such seminars and workshops to educate, inform and update our members on pertinent issues such as taxation, business cultures and other business opportunities in both Singapore and in Africa.
Identification of Projects/Contacts
AFBG provides the business community with the opportunity to network and to create a platform for business and projects sourcing.
AFBG organizes business matching sessions when it receives inbound delegations from Africa, where projects are highlighted to our business community.
AFBG aims to support our members in all aspects to ensure success for your business in Singapore and in Africa. We provide feedback and correspond closely with governmental bodies and authorities both locally and from overseas, taking business and bilateral relations to greater heights.
Benefits of SBF and AFBG membership
AFBG members will enjoy:
Priority updates on Africa-focused Briefings, Seminars, Conferences, Talks, Workshops, Trade Missions and Business Matching Sessions
Special invitations to participate in close door dialogues and networking sessions with visiting delegations from Africa
Dedicated business matching with potential companies and partners in Africa
AFBG membership is free and is open to both SBF and non-members. Non-SBF members can enjoy a free trial membership for a limited period of 6 months. Please find out more about SBF membership at:
For any enquiries on Africa Business Group, please contact the AFBG Secretariat:
Mr Cody Lee, Director, Middle East & Africa
Mr George Chan, Northern and Western Africa
Mr Alvyn Lim, Southern Africa
Ms Sarah Wong, Eastern Africa
Tel: +65 6827 6828
Please download the brochure to find out more about SBF’s Africa Business Group.
Please download the form to find out how you can benefit from SBF Africa Business Group.
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