Corporate Council on Africa is the essential connection to business in Africa
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. Established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa, CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting its member firms with the essential government and business leaders they need to do business and succeed in Africa. CCA uniquely represents a broad cross section of member companies from small and medium size businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms. Our members are invested in Africa's most promising sectors including agribusiness, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure, security, tourism and trade facilitation.
Corporate Council on Africa is a key resource for conducting successful business in Africa and in an era of shifting U.S. policy and rapidly changing markets, we are especially committed to championing business and trade between the U.S. and Africa. We work closely with governments, multilateral groups and businesses to improve Africa’s trade and investment climate and to raise the profile of Africa in the U.S. business community. Most importantly, we work with our member companies to help them increase their investment in and trade with the nations of Africa. CCA services its members through a number of sector- and country-specific working groups, high-level special events, business conferences, customized member services, trade missions and advocacy programs.
Corporate Council on Africa has had three CEOs since its founding: David Hummel Miller (from 1993 to 1999), Stephen Hayes who served for seventeen years (from 1999 to 2016) and Florizelle Liser (from 2017 to present)
Corporate Council on Africa introduces, facilitates and strengthens commercial relations between the United States of America and the nations of Africa. CCA supports favorable trade legislation; helps expand available financing for investments; encourages partnerships between the private sectors of the United States and Africa; works to strengthen the rule of law, sanctity of agreements; and promotes a climate conducive to long-term investment.