Business Development Africa


Business Development Africa (BDA) is the E4Impact Foundation dedicated team in charge of offering consulting services to Italian SMEs interested in exploring new business opportunities in the African continent. It supports the creation and growth of business partnerships between Italian and African entrepreneurs. In doing so, BDA also supports African firms in accessing the Italian market.


The main obstacles in exploring business opportunities in Africa for Italian entrepreneurs are the lack of knowledge, the fear of approaching markets perceived as potentially risky and the difficulty in finding suitable business partners. Similar obstacles are faced by the African companies willing to approach Italian market.

In order to overcome these difficulties, BDA team supports the creation of partnerships between African and Italian entrepreneurs in each step from the beginning to the conclusion.


The BDA team is made up of three senior managers with in-depth experience of international business and is supported by the E4Impact African Country Managers. The three managers are: