Tue, Mar 7, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Schedule of the Event for Virtual Attendees is as follows;
Call to Order (Chamber President) 1 minutes
Randy McAuley – Official Welcome 2 minutes
Prime Ministerial Message (Mr. Rock Bashala Kubindia) 5 minutes
Director General of the Congolese Council for Battery, recently appointed by the President 10 minutes
Arlette Mboyo Rutaha, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at AKILI Consulting 5 minutes
Closing and Thank You: Prudence Djamboleka, Group Stella on behalf of ARSP 5 minutes
7 PM ET – End
The Regulatory Authority for Subcontracting in the Private Sector, our esteemed sponsor of this event, will underscore major opportunities for market-solutions, driven by Canada's private sector. Companies of all sizes and sectors are welcome to take advantage of the opportunities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on top of the already ''significant'' investments underway, as highlighted by the Government of Canada - alongside major trade opportunities.
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Rock Bashala KubindiaCoordinator of the Business Climate Unit of the Presidency of the Republic – Democratic Republic of CongoRock Bashala Kubindia is the Coordinator of the Business Climate Unit of the Presidency of the Republic. He heads this Unit which is a technical service at the disposal of the President of the Republic and whose main mission is to study, analyse, evaluate, make proposals and initiatives relating to the improvement of the economic environment and the business climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Before joining the Business Climate Unit, Rock, worked as a Legal and Tax Expert for Deloitte Afrique Francophone / Kinshasa Office.
Randy McAuleyPartner at Goodmans LLPRandy McAuley is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on various aspects of corporate and securities law. Randy has acted for public and private entities, reporting issuers, investors and underwriters in capital markets transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and corporate reorganizations.
Arlette Mboyo RutahaCo-Founder and Managing Partner at AKILI ConsultingShe is known in the Congolese private sector for its proven expertise in various fields including banking, insurance, mining, FMCG, hydrocarbons, transportation and logistics. Her dynamism combined with her in-depth knowledge of the market has allowed her to become a pioneer in the economic recovery of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the above-mentioned key sectors. Currently, she is co-founder and Managing Director of AKILI Consulting, a firm specialized in the management of operational and regulatory risks related to import and export activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Arlette is also a non-executive director of various mining subcontractors companies. In addition, she is the co-founder of Forge Assurances, a company that offers insurance brokerage services.
She obtained a Master's degree from Dublin Institute of Technology where she specialized in Corporate Finance, Banking Law and Securities Law. She is often solicited to present studies or speak about her field in conferences, high level workshops on the national and international level, notably the Congolese Federation of Enterprises (FEC), the Ministry of Mines, as well as other institutions both public and private. As part of her participation in building prosperous communities, Arlette runs an NGO called "Blessed to Bless" which defends the rights of underprivileged populations including young mothers, victims of gender-based violence and other marginalized social strata.
Prudence DjambolekaFounder and Director of Group StellaBorn in Kinshasa, Prudence was raised in Canada, attended Laurentian University as is a committed to delivering DRC’s potential through private sector excellence – having since returned to the DRC permanently. Her achievements are reflected in the establishment of Stella Group, a corporate member of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Prudence is a founder and director of the DRC Outsourcing SME Fair in the DRC’s province of Lualaba, the world capital of cobalt.
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