Business Development Associates

Ateau Zola 

A Canadian public service worker for over 20 years with practical training in Business Management and International Human Rights. As Business development Associate - Her focus is on market development and entrepreneurial rapprochement between Canada and Africa. She promotes trade by liaising between African and Canadian delegations. With her leadership skills and business principles, Ateau provides consultancy and executive services to various African focused Canadian organizations.

Ateau assists in developing comprehensive strategies that takes into account the nuances of Canadian and African culture. Building bridges between Canada and Africa by promoting economic, commercial and entrepreneurial rapprochement.

She has worked with several network of African women entrepreneurs through strategic alliances with women entrepreneurs' organizations in Africa as well as in Canada. She has served as Vice President of the Canadian Women's Organization and currently a business development Associate at MineAfrica and a member of The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

Kweku Essien

Mr. Kweku Essien serves as the Chief Commercial Officer for Seso Global, a blockchain-based PropTech platform operating in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
Mr Essien also runs Black Ant Technologies, a boutique consulting firm  focused on finding innovative  tailor- made  debt financing  solutions for  high ticket, high-impact capital Projects in Africa.
He served as a business analyst for Conros Corporation for 5 years to aid in the development and facilitation of the company's interests and projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Essien served as the lead coordinator for Giants of Africa in Ghana. Giants of Africa is an organization founded by Toronto Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri with a mission to use basketball as a means to educate and enrich the lives of the youth of Africa. Basketball as a tool.
Mr. Essien graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor's Degree, specializing in Political Science and Economics.
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