Press Release

Jean-Raymond Boulle appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Corporate Council on Africa

Luxembourg, 17 April 2024

The Jean Boulle Group is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jean-Raymond Boulle as Vice Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa (“CCA”), the Washington-based premier U.S. business association dedicated to unlocking the immense potential of American markets for African companies and vice versa.

The announcement made today by the CCA is reproduced below:

Corporate Council on Africa announces Jean-Raymond Boulle as Vice Chairman

17 April 2024

Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Raymond Boulle as the new Vice Chairman of the Board, effective 21 March, 2024. He succeeds John Olajide who served as Vice Chairman before becoming Chairman of the CCA Board in January this year.

Since the establishment of the CCA in 1993, Mr. Boulle has been a believer in the potential of the African Continent and firmly committed to the promotion of business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. He has considerable and specific knowledge of investment across a variety of business sectors, which are, today, critical to Africa’s development.

As founder of the Jean Boulle Group since 1996, he has completed over US$5 billion of corporate transactions and stock exchange listings. He is today engaged in Mining, MedTech, Therapeutics, Energy, Agriculture and hospitality ventures. Mr. Boulle leads with co-investment alongside nation states, sovereign pension funds and World Bank entities to discover, evaluate and develop new enterprises and commercial projects.

Mr. Boulle invests to generate social and environmental benefits in areas including the protection of endangered species by creating conservation projects and collaborating with leading global non-profit entities.

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

As CCA’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Boulle will support the mission and initiatives of the CCA to build partnerships, increase memberships and promote investment between the US and Africa.

Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of CCA commented:

I am delighted to confirm that Jean-Raymond Boulle, following two years as a Director of our Board, has accepted the role of Vice Chairman. His longstanding relationship with the organization and significant experience in the US and Africa will be invaluable to our Board members. He is focused on supporting the Board with strategic guidance, participating in CCA initiatives and helping to unlock the potential for sustainable, bilateral business growth and investment.

Jean-Raymond Boulle, Vice Chairman of the CCA, commented:

I am honoured to accept the position of Vice Chairman of the CCA Board. I very much look forward to continuing with the work being undertaken by this dynamic Board and to collaborating with colleagues who are so committed to the CCA mission.

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 US and Africa, small and medium-sized businesses as well as multinationals.

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For more information please contact:

The Jean Boulle Group
Audrey Richardson +352 222 512
audrey@jeanboullegroup.com
jeanboullegroup.com

Michael Oke +44 7834368299
Andy Mills +44 7841 748 911
Bea Hopkins +44 7903 537129
Aura Financial +44 207 321 0000
boulle@aura-financial.com
www.aura-financial.com

Notes to Editors.

About Jean Boulle Group

The Group is active in natural resources, Mining, MedTech, Therapeutics, Energy, Agriculture, Hospitality, the conservation of endangered species and philanthropy. Since its foundation by Jean-Raymond Boulle the Group has completed transactions worth more than US$5 billion.

Its investments span early-stage private funding for innovative technologies through to acquisitions, special situations and strategic investments in publicly traded companies on leading stock exchanges.