Visa ap­pointed to Obama’s US-Africa busi­ness ad­vi­sory team

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

WEITERE MWITA/ Visa Inc has been in­vited to join the US pres­i­dent’s Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil for driv­ing busi­ness en­gag­ments be­tween the US and Africa.

Visa’s Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa Pres­i­dent An­drew Torre will take the seat on the coun­cil, which was es­tab­lished by Pres­i­dent Obama in 2014.

PAC-DBIA seeks to strengthen com­mer­cial en­gage­ment be­tween the United States and Africa, en­cour­ag­ing U.S. com­pa­nies to trade with, and in­vest in, Africa.

“Visa’s ap­point­ment to this pres­ti­gious coun­cil gives us the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent our African clients and part­ners’ in­ter­ests at the high­est level of the U.S. govern­ment, acting as an in­ter­me­di­ary be­tween the U.S. and African busi­ness in­ter­ests,” Kamran Sid­diqi , group ex­ec­u­tive for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe, Mid­dle East and Africa said.Visa has a long his­tory in elec­tronic com­merce in Africa.

Kamran Sid­diqi

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