European Union Kenya Business Confrence

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Shollay Ramlaul – Country Cluster Head – BASF East Africa Ltd makes her submissions during the panel discussion.

The first EU-Kenya Business Forum was just concluded in Nairobi. The event aimed to foster European trade & investment in Kenya by highlighting economic opportunities and potential, whilst discussing areas for improvement. It was also aimed at promoting Kenya as a business destination and identify trade and investment opportunities for job creation, sustainable and diversified growth. The opening session was graced by Kenya’s President Dr. William Ruto and several members of his cabinet.

Amongst the 600 participants from Kenya and EU member states, were also more than 40 representatives from German companies. Present were ambassadors from the various EU countries.

Business opportunities in the Circular Economy, Digitalisation, Agriculture, Waste Management, Agro-Processing and Health were discussed. Shollay Ramlaul Country Cluster Head and Managing Director BASF East Africa Ltd, was a speaker in the panel discussion on the circular economy. Kenya is open for business and the government is working with all stakeholders to accelerate business growth through enhancing investments and creating an enabling environment for business 

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Left to right – Eng. Festus K. Ng’eno – Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment & Climate Change; Seddiq Hassani – CEO – Bamburi Cement / Lafarge; Shollay Ramlaul – Country Cluster Head – BASF East Africa Ltd; Enrico Tavolini – Managing Director ENI Kenya

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Kenya’s President Dr. William Ruto addresses the participants at the event