Zandre Campos Discusses World Trade In The Huffington Post

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CEO of ABO Capital contributes article on what the TPP means for Africa

ABO Capital CEO Zandre Campos

ABO Capital CEO Zandre Campos

The world needs to be open for business

ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, announced today that its CEO Zandre Campos was featured in the Huffington Post discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and world trade. The article entitled “What the TPP Means for Africa” was originally published on the Huffington Post on September 13.

While the TPP does not directly involve Africa, it does impact its future because it indicates the need for a general climate for free trade. Historically Africa was a supplier of basic commodities and raw materials, but with a growing middle class and an increasing appetite for consumer goods there is great potential for diversification and growth in Africa’s trade.

“The world needs to be open for business,” said Mr. Campos. “For most countries, history has shown that trade contributes significantly to economic development. That forecast needs to be bright for Africa to grow in the 21st Century and to take its place on the world stage.”

Africa’s total share of global trade is relatively small, about 2%, but the continent is working on its own free trade agreement that will include all 54 African nations. The Continental Free Trade Agreement (CTFA), agreed to by all African heads of state in 2012 and targeted for implementation in 2017, will create the largest free-trade area in the world, by number of countries. It will establish a single market with an estimated 2 billion people by 2020 and a gross domestic product of more than $3 trillion.

Zandre Campos is the chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm in Angola. ABO Capital invests in companies in the energy, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, technology and real estate sectors.

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About ABO Capital
ABO Capital, formerly Angola Capital Investments, is an international investment firm that invests in companies in the healthcare, technology, energy, transportation, hospitality and real estate sectors throughout Africa. The mission of ABO Capital is to create global value for developing countries in Africa, while contributing to their economic development.

About Zandre Campos
Zandre de Campos Finda is one of the great, innovative business leaders and global entrepreneurs emerging out of Africa. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, an international investment firm headquartered in Angola with holdings throughout Africa and Europe. Prior to founding ABO Capital, Mr. Campos was CEO of Nazaki Oil & Gaz S.A. He has held the positions of CEO of the mobile phone company Movicel Telecommunications and an executive in the office of the president of SONAIR, S.A., a subsidiary of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company that oversees oil and gas production. He began his career as a legal advisor with Sonangol Holdings.

Mr. Campos also sits on the board of Sphera Bluoshen S.A., a subsidiary of Oshen Group and part of Sphera Global Healthcare. Sphera is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare services to nations around the globe with current activities in Angola, Morocco, and Rwanda. Sphera is dedicated to healthcare equality and accessibility. He is also a board member in Bluoshen S.A. and Boost - Communication & Strategy, S.A. and other organizations across the globe. Mr. Campos graduated from Lusiada University, Lisbon, with a degree in Law.

Mr. Campos has dedicated his career to helping advance Angola and other developing nations. His work makes him one of the most socially forward and conscientious business leaders of our time. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and diverse business portfolio that is ever-expanding, Mr. Campos is creating thousands of new job opportunities and building stronger communities.

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