The Executive Forum Sudan was hosted on the 5th of February at E4Impact Headquarters in Milan. During the event, a group of Italian companies, representative of some of the most important sectors of the national export, such as textile, agri-food, automotive and banking industry, meet an institutional delegation from the Republic of Sudan.
Our President, Letizia Moratti, CEO, Mario Molteni, and General Manager, Frank Cinque, welcomed the delegation headed by the guest of honour, Hon. professor Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, who held an opening speech on the business and the investment opportunities for Italian companies in the country. The meeting was graced also by the presence of H.E. Fabrizio Lobasso, Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of the Sudan and Prof. Franco Anelli, Rector of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Over the years, the trade between Sudan and Italy has been particularly in favour of our country, as confirmed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a recent report. Italy is also one of the main European trading partner of Sudan, where it can boast important economic relationships in different sectors, in particular the agricultural one, especially for the exportation of agricultural machinery, hydro-pumped storage, general-purpose machines, processed fruit and vegetables.
Recent international developments and the new economic scenario should encourage a further increase of the export volume in Sudan not only in the agricultural industry, but also in the metallurgical and in the tourism sectors in order to boost the building industry and the industrial and agricultural processing.
“We are very proud of having hosted this positive meeting with the Minister Ghandour – Mario Molteni, CEO of E4Impact Foundation, commented and added – Over the past few years, Sudan has increased contacts with the Italian entrepreneurial world and we at E4Impact are very interested in the country too. Our hope is to add Sudan to the list of countries in which we already operate (Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Ethiopia) in order to contribute to the achievement of our growth target. E4Impact intends in fact to offer the MBA in at least 15 African countries by 2020 aiming at creating an impact on the continent of over 2000 trained entrepreneurs, 500 new businesses and thousands of new job positions in the formal economy”.