April 18, 2024

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

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Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to announce theappointment 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 10years, 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 Chairmanof the CCA Board. I very much look forward to continuing with the work beingundertaken by this dynamic Board and to collaborating with colleagues who areso 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.

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.