In 2013, we increased our regional presence with the establishment of two country offices in Southern Africa. The NBF now operates in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
It is our understanding that each country requires the development of unique solutions by local players who have a deep understanding of the country dynamics involved. All country offices are headed by nationals who hold in-depth knowledge of the local business mechanism.
This expansion has enabled us to offer a diverse range of tailor made services to its multinational private sector members and stakeholders and also to local companies in the countries where the new offices have been opened. In the coming year, we will be structuring country specific services which will interlock into our regional product delivery aligned to our five focus areas.
In the coming year, the NBF will aggressively pursue the establishment of more country offices especially in West Africa. The plan is to open at least one office by mid-year.