First, I want to welcome you to my new website. I’m excited about the site — ColmacInternational.com — as well as the work I intend to do consulting and advising U.S. and foreign firms on how to break into Sub-Saharan markets. I believe that it’s the time right now to stake a place in this frontier market. You’ll need to select the best sectors, which to me are right now — agriculture, ICT, banking, infrastructure, and especially power generation.
For the contrarians with a riskier appetite will want to consider the mining and petroleum industries. For instance, following turbulent political and security incidents, Burkina Faso and Mali offer excellent opportunities in gold mining at bargain prices. Both governments are eager for foreign investors.
Above all, this blog will provide you with practical facts and more policy oriented posts. I write about medical evacuation insurance and antimalarial medicines. I will also discuss the political, commercial, and security risks in certain countries. All of the opinions will be my own, but I will be consulting with some of the finest and clear-eyed analysts from Washington to Lagos and from London to Johannesburg.
Okay, enough about what I’m going to do. Please check in from time to time or better still sign up for my quarterly newsletter. Please follow me on my Twitter feed at @wfitz62.
Again, thanks for stopping by and I look forward to our endeavors together.