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SABA has enlisted a panel of trusted advisors to provide support on trade and sector opportunities and issues, to help businesses navigate the new trading landscape


Key Advisor - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience working in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector development in Sub Saharan Africa in both the public and private sectors. During her tenure the in public sector Elaine held the positions of Deputy Director-General: Economic Development International Trade and Marketing, for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Chief Director: Sector Development Agriculture and Agro-processing in the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa.

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Key Advisor – Banking and Fintech

Chris is an international banking, digital transformation, risk management and emerging markets leader, with more than 30 years of proven strategic delivery at Board and C-suite levels. He holds a Chartered Accountancy quali!cation and has worked in the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Currently, he advises the HM Government on strategies for engaging with the UK banking sector to promote trade and investment. Also, he holds a Board seat on the Bank subsidiary of a public quoted East African Banking and Insurance Group while advising the Group as well as a number of early-stage FinTechs based in West and East Africa. Chris’s focus today is on building his portfolio of Non-Executive and Advisory roles where he can add value to transformational growth strategy, digital disruption, good governance, culture change and top team development.

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Key Advisor - Ghana

Rubby grew up in West Germany where she had her basic education. She came back to Ghana in the early 1980s to continue her education and then !nished her degree at the Central University College where she attained BSc. Human Resource Management.

She has served in a Diplomatic Mission, British High Commission – Department for International Trade (DIT, Ghana) for seventeen (17) years as a Trade Development Manager. With almost two decades of experience in international trade, she is very knowledgeable of the Ghanaian economy with some of the key sectors being Oil & Gas, Education & Training, Agriculture, ICT, Healthcare, Creative Industry, Food & Drink etc.

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Key Advisor - Kenya

Misbah is the Founder and Director of OMAC Africa. With 14 years of experience in advisory, working with UK companies as Head of UK Trade & Investment in Kenya and Tanzania respectively, she has the unique ability to understand a company’s requirements, combine them with her skills to reach out to a large pool of sources to provide you with the speci!c type of market information and access to contacts you require.

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Key Advisor - Security 

David is a globally renowned corporate security expert with unrivalled networks in governments and the private sector internationally and across Africa.

He was awarded the OBE for services to International Security for business and governments. David has many other prestigious recognitions including distinguished achievement awards from The US Department of State (for OSAC of which he was the first foreign Alumnus) and the International Security Management Association, of which he was the first non-North American President and ASIS International as the first recipient of its European Leadership Award.

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