Bako Ambianda

Bako Ambianda is the Founder and CEO of ATIGS Group, Inc (Africa Trade & Investment Global Services), a trade promotion, project facilitation, and development company, that has helped mega projects off the ground, and supported the expansion of businesses in Africa from U.S, China, India, Turkey, UAE, and Germany.

Bako serves as the Chairman of Labacorp Group of Companies, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in five key economic sectors namely, manufacturing, power, construction, agribusiness, and exhibition. He serves as the CEO of Labacorp Group flagship subsidiaries including, Labacorp Power Company, an independent power producer and renewable energy development company that specializes in the facilitation, development, and operating of sustainable power generation projects in Africa, with a growing portfolio of projects in seven countries.

He is also the Founder & Chairman of Solar Business Events, a portfolio of leading solar exhibitions and conferences including Solar Business Festival (SBF), and Solar Business Expo (SBE).

As an International Development Expect, and creator of the “Afridevelopism” economic concept, Bako is an active player in activities pertaining to trade, investment, and economic development. Among his accomplishments in economic development include founding world-class platforms namely, Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), a leading prestigious biennial Africa-global business conference and exhibition; Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA), an initiative that helps African enterprises of all stages build their brands at mega international shows; and Afridevelopism Institute, a Pan-African think tank contributing toward Africa’s development agenda.

Armed with the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of business opportunities that exist in Africa, Bako speaks regularly at international gatherings on Doing Business in Africa, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), and Renewable Energy. He is the Founder of The Bako University, a professional development organization. He has authored six books on economic development and personal development and has received honors and awards for catalyzing significant development initiatives.  He is a global citizen, born and raised in Cameroon, Africa.