Núria’s transition from the Head of Community and Africa Insights Desk to Deputy Managing Director reflects her dedication and influence within NABC. While her responsibilities continue to revolve around NABC members and the Africa Insights Desk, her role now takes on a strategic dimension. As Deputy Managing Director, Núria is poised to represent both NABC and its members, advocating for balanced relationships between Europe and Africa.
She explains, “When reflecting on my professional career, I aspire to be able to say that I have made a positive contribution to economic development on the continent. Therefore, my focus will be on enhancing NABC’s connectivity and engagement with African stakeholders, nurturing mutual understanding and collaborative growth.”
This commitment is evident in the concept development of NABC’s flagship conference, “Africa Works! ‘Made in Africa’,” scheduled for April 2024. Núria elaborates, “After extensive discussions with African embassies in the BENELUX region and considering the African Union’s industrialisation agenda, it became evident that our focus should align with sustainable agro-processing, renewable energy, and green infrastructure—harmonising with the industrialisation aspirations of African nations.”
Success Stories and Achievements
NABC’s pivotal role in facilitating trade and investment partnerships between Dutch companies and their African counterparts has yielded remarkable successes. Núria points out, “While I cannot divulge specific details, the Poultry Mission to Senegal alone produced remarkable results. Two Dutch companies participating in the mission secured significant business partnerships, which naturally delighted our local partners.”