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What impact do the health and economic effects of COVID-19 have on doing business in Mali? And what measures do the Government, local companies, and foreign companies in Mali take to mitigate risks and continue business in these insecure times? What are the possible scenarios post-COVID-19? Are there any new opportunities for business that have evolved? In this webinar, experts provide their views on these (and more) questions and participants can ask any question they have. We are delighted to be joined by the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Mali, His Excellency Mr. Jolke Oppewal, as well as other key speakers. 

Date: Tuesday 30 June 
Time: 16 PM - 17 PM CEST 
Language: English 


The 'Doing Business in Mali Webinar' will be a panel discussion.


  • H.E. Mr. Jolke Oppewal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mali
    Mr. Oppewal joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. He has been placed in Mozambique, Rwanda and Burundi and in The Hague (Communication Department). From 2003 to 2008 Mr. Oppewal was First Embassy Secretary at the Maputo Embassy (Mozambique). From 2008 to 2013 he was part of the Embassy Council at the Embassy of Kigali (Rwanda). From 2013 to 2016 he was Ambassador at the Bujumbura Embassy (Burundi). From 2016 to present Mr. Oppewal is Ambassador at the Bamako Embassy (Mali).

  • Moussa Ismaïla Touré, Director General, Investment Promotion Agency Mali (API Mali) 
    Moussa has over 22 years track record and experience in investments, management, operations and successful entrepreneurship across West and Central Africa. Mr. Touré joined API-Mali since February 2015 to redesign this key institution vital for the development of public and private sectors of the country. He set up new strategies to attract more investors and to promote entrepreneurship. Prior to API-Mali, Moussa worked for Coca-Cola Company as Senior Operations and Marketing Manager covering several countries in Africa (Mali, Cameroon, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, Chad). He successfully led the marketing strategies and operations over this region and generated more than $50 million PnL in three years. In 2011, he was appointed as Coca-Cola Values Champion over the 37 countries included into the Central East West Africa Business Unit. Before Coca-Coca, Moussa worked as Deputy Chief Accountant and Logistic Manager at Shell in Mali.

  • Menno Verbrugge, Export Manager Africa, Koudijs Animal Nutrition 
  • Aminata Tandia, CEO Smart Market Mali
  • Marina Diboma, Deputy Managing Director, NABC (Moderator)
    Born and raised in Cameroon, Marina Diboma has proven experience in establishing and strengthening both South–South and North–South cooperation through trade, investment and development. Marina has a passion for building bridges between people. Her areas of expertise include: Economic Diplomacy, Development Cooperation, Media and Public Relations, Entrepreneurship, Private Sector Development and Trade & Investment with Africa. Since joining NABC in July 2009, Marina has already led more than 30 business missions to and from the African continent. Marina Diboma is NABC’s first point of contact for questions relating to Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Congo.

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From June 30, 2020
Till June 30, 2020
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