Press Release

Jean Boulle joins Board of Corporate Council on Africa

Luxembourg, 22 February 2021

The Jean Boulle Group (“the Group”) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jean-Raymond Boulle to the Board of the Corporate Council on Africa (“CCA”).

Mr Boulle has maintained a longstanding involvement with the CCA since it was established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. Throughout this time the Group has been represented on the CCA Board and Mr Boulle has now accepted the CCA’s invitation to be Board member himself given his considerable and specific knowledge of trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.

Mr Boulle was a prime mover in the creation of America’s primary governing law on trade with Africa: The Africa the Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), enacted in 2000. After completing its initial 15-year period of validity, the AGOA legislation was extended on 29 June 2015 by a further 10 years, to 2025.

The announcement made today by the CCA is reproduced below:

Corporate Council on Africa

announces new slate of Board Members

February 22, 2021

Corporate Council on Africa is delighted to welcome the following business leaders to the CCA Board of Directors Class of 2023:

  • Jean Boulle, CEO, Jean Boulle Group, Luxembourg
  • Nneka Chime, Principal, CrossBoundary LLC, Nigeria
  • Akin Dawodu, Managing Director Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster Head, Citi, Nigeria
  • Temitope Iluyemi, Senior Director Global Government Relations Africa, Procter & Gamble, Nigeria
  • Mima Nedelcovych, Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer, Washington DC

“CCA is fortunate to have a Board of Directors representing diverse sectors and interests driving U.S.-Africa trade, investment, and business engagement,” said Florizelle Liser, President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa.  “Since starting as CCA’s new President and CEO three years ago, I have personally seen and experienced how critical Board Members are in providing both strategic guidance to the organization and to me, as well as supporting the organization financially and through participation in CCA initiatives and programs.”

Every year, CCA membership elects a new class to the Board of Directors. The function of the Board of Directors is to guide CCA in better serving its members and stakeholders. At this important time when business leaders are still navigating the impact of COVID-19 globally, the role of the CCA Board of Directors is especially critical.

Corporate Council on Africa is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests between the United States and Africa. CCA uniquely represents a broad cross-section of member companies from small and medium-sized businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms.


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