“Be the kind of person you want to spend time with.” ~ Bisila Bokoko, Founder and CEO of BBES

Summary: Bisila Bokoko is a phenomenal businesswoman internationally acclaimed for successfully taking companies from local to global. For 7 years, she held the position of Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of commerce in New York. She then launched BBES, her consulting firm in 2012. Bokoko’s efforts have won her widespread recognition and led to dynamic involvement in EMPRETEC, a United Nations programme that supports up and coming entrepreneurs. Ms. Bokoko fronted the women’s scheme and actively worked to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch hard hitting businesses. She herself is the face of “Bisila Wines”, her namesake global award-winning drop made in Spain.

Nationality: Spanish-American

Industry: Business & Philanthropy

Q: What is your message to people wanting to make a difference, but are not sure where to start? on africa.com

A: Well, ‘Just do it’, there is no better moment than now. People always have excuses, such as lack of money and experience and to be honest these people are their own worst enemies. When I started my projects I had nothing to start with, but I just did it. Ask for help if you need to.

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