Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil company.
Founded in 1985 by its CEO, Aidan Heavey, Tullow has oil exploration, development and production operations in 22 countries, including 12 in Africa. Tullow is committed to working in partnership with local companies and communities so they share in its success, transferring knowledge and skills and creating jobs and prosperity.
Tullow strives to maximise opportunities for local businesses and also recognises the need to develop businesses’ capabilities to meet international standards. To do this, Tullow arranges supplier forums to provide support to help local businesses become suppliers both to Tullow and the wider sector.
The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), administered by the British Council on behalf of Tullow, is aimed at bridging the skills gaps in the oil and gas sector within the countries in which Tullow operates. The scheme sponsors students to take postgraduate degrees in subjects related to the sector and since its launch in 2011, there have been 415 beneficiaries.
EY has been operating in Africa for 163 years and has a presence in 33 African countries. Their 167,000 employees worldwide are united by their shared values and their commitment to quality, which is embedded in who they are and everything they do.
Their Africa Business CenterTM coordinates all their resources across Africa in a manner that provides the client with a ‘single point of contact’ and is supported by a network of professionals across Africa and in key investor markets such as China, India, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
Responsibility and sustainability are integral to EY’s business strategy, their values and their day-to-day operations. This means considering all key stakeholders in relation to their marketplace.
EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world for their people, for their clients and for their communities.
Ecobank is the largest pan-African bank, providing a wide range of services to multinationals, regional corporates, public (state owned) companies, international organisations, development finance institutions, local and central governments, local corporates, SME’s and individuals. With over 25 years of operations in Africa, and currently working in 34 countries across the continent, Ecobank is perfectly placed to work with Invest in Africa to make investment in Ghana more attractive and more secure, both for those investing and for the local communities.
The dual objective of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is to build a world-class pan-African bank and to contribute to the economic development and financial integration of Africa.
Ecobank’s strategic priorities are to deliver outstanding customer service, improve long term shareholder value and returns and to be an employer of choice in each market. Ecobank provides employment to thousands of people across Africa. Central to their work is the belief in training local employees and supporting human capital development in Africa. Their successful graduate and internship opportunities and their well established leadership program have resulted in over 90% of their senior managers and country heads having been developed internally.
Clyde & Co is a leading sector focused global law firm with more than 375 partners, 2,000 legal professionals and 3,300 staff in over 40 offices across six continents. Its core global sectors position it at the heart of global trade and commerce, insurance, trade & commodities, energy, transport, and infrastructure.
With a strong emerging markets focus, the firm has doubled in size twice in the last 10 years and is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.
Clyde & Co has been active in Africa for over 20 years, working across all 55 African jurisdictions through its global network, as well as having offices in Tanzania and South Africa. It advises corporates, financial institutions, private individuals and governments.
Equity Group Holdings Limited (EGHL) is a financial services holding company in East Africa. The Group has banking subsidiaries in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (ProCredit Bank) , with additional non-banking subsidiaries engaged in provision of investment banking, custodial, insurance agency, philanthropy, consulting and infrastructure services. Over the years, the Group has built a social and economic brand and scaled up by providing financial services to the masses through a diversified distribution of its products and services. It has also had a very unique approach to impacting the lives of the people in communities where it operates using existing infrastructure, enormous human capital and a strong brand.
The Group in collaboration with a number of development partners has set out to scale up SME’s in the region by offering comprehensive and innovative services and solutions to support their growth and development in the region. This strategic focus aligns well with the intended vision of Invest In Africa; ‘To better connect local business to new markets, finance and skills for transformative growth’.
TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated are two distinct entities with a commonmission to advance commercial transparency worldwide. TRACE International pools resources to provide members with anti-briberycompliance support while TRACE Incorporated offers customisable risk-based due diligence and anti-briberytraining. Working alongside one another, TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated offer an end-to-end, cost-effective and innovative solution for anti-bribery and third party compliance.
UT Bank Ghana Ltd has evolved from a small lending institution into one of Ghana’s most successful banks. They provide a great example of how companies can develop through working and engaging with local communities and businesses.
Employing over 600 staff in 26 branches nationwide, UT Bank is one of the fastest growing indigenous banks in Ghana and is at the heart of the country’s workforce. The Bank has positioned itself as a lending bank that seeks to redefine banking in Ghana through efficient and respectful delivery of service.
UT Bank does not only provide the fastest and most professional credit service in Ghana, having won numerous national awards in recent years, including being the most respected bank and having the country’s most respected CEO (per PWC’s peer review awards) thanks to the companies engagement with local SMEs. It is also committed to supporting the local communities that it works within. Its core values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect guide the company’s various programmes that seek to have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives.
AB & David is a West African business law firm that operates from three offices in Ghana. It represents international and local and public and private sector clients and development financial institutions seeking to do business or execute projects across West Africa. The firm works in other West African countries through a network of selected law firms.
AB & David is the first African law firm to secure the Lexcel quality mark, the recognised international accreditation awarded by the Law Society of England & Wales.
The firm is rated as one of the leading law firms in Ghana and commended by its clientele for its "great commercial perspective and dedicated service", "taking an interest in the business of the client and adding value", (Chambers & Partners Global); “the service is good and they challenge us, challenge our view and provide very valuable input on how to mitigate risks” (IFLR 1000).
AB & David is not all about making profit. Through its business impact sessions, the firm provides fora for the public and private sector in Africa to interact and share ideas on the impact of law and policy on business.
The firm also believes in giving back to the society that has given it the opportunity to serve and expand so robustly. AB & David spends 10% of its billable hours on pro bono work by providing free legal services to persons who cannot pay the full cost of their services.
AB & David also provides discounted legal services to non-governmental and charitable organizations pursuing causes that it believes in and identify with.
Significantly, Allen & Overy’s relationship firm and the Ghana partner for its Afrikidz Project.
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) is the leading premium drinks business in Ghana with a collection of popular brands.
The company has a strong commitment to local agriculture and providing a positive impact on the local economy and farmers, particularly in the more deprived areas of the country. It has been investing in local raw material sourcing for more than a decade; working in partnership with local suppliers and farmers, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, NGOs and researchers to help develop sustainable local raw material supplies, through improvement in productivity of farmers.
GGBL looks to support local communities not only by working with Ghanaian businesses, but also through its Corporate Social Responsibility programs with which the company has helped train over 7,000 farmers and provided 150,000 people with access to safe drinking water.
GGBL is a truly successful business that engages with Ghanaian communities on many different levels throughout its supply chain, and therefore embodies the values of Invest in Africa.
Atuabo Free Port has been designed to be a fully integrated oil and gas logistics and industrial hub Meeting the requirements of the oil and gas industry undertaking exploration, development and maintenance activities in the the Gulf of Guinea. The Free Port will be operational in 2016.
Atuabo Free Port will provide:
The Atuabo Free Port corporate social responsibility values, guides the company across our business operations and investment decisions. They are:
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is a government agency designed to attract and retain investors that dovetail with the development agenda of Ghana. The GIPC is the one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors.
The GIPC is focused on:
The GIPC is central to all business in Ghana and works with the government to ensure that the benefit of any investment is felt by the local population, as well as those investing.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is one of Ghana’s most active business associations with over 1200 members, made up of small, medium and large scale manufacturing and services industries. As the leading voice of Ghana’s industries in the country, AGI is dedicated to:
Therefore, the AGI is at the centre of business life in Ghana and as such is an important partner for Invest in Africa. Being one of the biggest trade bodies in the country, the AGI truly represents the businesses that create such exciting opportunities in Ghana.
Canon Europe’s vision is to enrich lives and businesses through imaging solutions.
For 70 years Canon has been delivering leading edge imaging technologies to our customers across the world. Established in 1937, Canon has grown into a global company operating in a diverse range of markets, including Business Solutions, Consumer Imaging, Broadcast & Communications, Medical Systems and Industrial Products. An endless flow of ideas and innovation has kept Canon at the forefront of our industry and one of the world’s favourite brands.
The corporate philosophy that lies at the heart of our brand, business and sponsorship activities is Kyosei, a Japanese word that means living and working together for the common good. It is a principle that is embraced by all Canon employees. Kyosei shapes our mission and our values, the way we treat our people and conduct our business.
Canon Europe, a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, currently employs more than 17,000 people and sells to customers in more than 116 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded in 1968, MODEC is a general contractor specializing in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems including Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessels, Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs), Production Semi-Submersibles, Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs) and other new technologies which will meet the challenges of various types of gas production floaters.
MODEC provides Floating Production System operation and maintenance services around the world.
MODEC is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and three main offices are located in Tokyo, Houston and Singapore.
MODEC has regional offices in Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, New Zealand and Vietnam.
MODEC delivers and operates high-quality, innovative floating production solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry. We do so by cultivating a talented team that works with integrity, communicates openly, serves the community and protects the environment.