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What impact does the recent COVID-19 outbreak have on Côte d'Ivoire? And what measures do the Government, local companies, and foreign companies in Côte d'Ivoire take to mitigate risks and continue business in these insecure times? What are the possible scenarios post-COVID-19? In this webinar, experts provide their views on these (and more) questions, and participants are encouraged to ask their questions as well. 




H.E. Mrs.Yvette Daoud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Côte d'Ivoire
Mrs. Daoud joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 and worked for the Africa and Middle East Directorate in Addis Ababa and Cairo. Between 2007 and 2019, Mrs. Daoud served as Deputy Chef de Poste in Bratislava, New York, and Tehran. In 2019 she started her post as Ambassador in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 

Mrs. Carole Versteeg, Director of Investment Attraction, CEPICI (Center for the Promotion of Investments in Côte d'Ivoire) 
Mrs. Carole Versteeg has joined CEPICI, Center of Investment Promotion in Côte d’Ivoire since 2014, and is currently the Director of Investment Attraction, the Center of Investment Promotion in Côte d’Ivoire. Before joining CEPICI she has worked at NIKE European Headquarters in the Netherlands as E-Commerce Business Controller. Mrs. Carole Versteeg holds an M.A in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and an M.A in Literature and Linguistics from La Sorbonne University in Paris.

Mr. Allart de Winter, Business Development & Trade Consultant with most operations carried out in the commodity sector (cocoa, cashew, and animal feed).
Allart has worked and lived in Africa for more than two decades. His arrival on the continent coincided with its recent acceleration of growth. The multinational companies he has worked for are active in the soft commodity sector and they all started their operations in Africa during this particular period. For each employer he had played an innovating role in developing the local business models before he managed the daily operations that followed as a result. Since 2012 he has been operating as an independent business development and trade consultant.


Mr. Roger Adou 
Regional Director,
FrieslandCampina Côte d'Ivoire 


Maloe de Reuver, Moderator 
Project Manager Strategic Regions
Country Expert Côte d'Ivoire 


Event details

Webinar Doing Business in Côte d'Ivoire
From April 30, 2020
Till April 30, 2020
NABC events