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Rob Withagen – Managing Director & Co Founder – Asoko Insight

We are pleased and honored to welcome Rob Withagen, Managing Director of Asoko Insight and his Executive Team to the 5th Africa Business Forum on 01 March 2017. Rob is co-founder and MD of Asoko Insight, a provider of corporate data on African, privately-held companies. Asoko leverages technology and local data collection teams to build Africa’s largest repository of company information serving corporates, investors and governments worldwide. Prior to founding Asoko, Rob worked as Oxford Business Group’s West Africa editor based out of Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Gabon. He has written and commented extensively on bridging the information gap between Africa’s business opportunities and foreign capital flows.
Asoko Insight:Asoko Insight (Asoko) is Africa’s largest online repository of privately-held company information. Our objective is to facilitate instant access to reliable information on Africa’s most dynamic companies, at scale. With support of research teams based in Addis Ababa, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi we have captured in-depth profiles on more than 7,000 mid to large cap corporates thus far and are rapidly adding to that number. We work with investors, corporates and governments worldwide who are looking for business partners and investment opportunities on the continent. Our portal is accessible through
Asoko Insight provides concise, timely and actionable market intelligence on Africa’s most dynamic growth markets and key players. Through an extensive network of in-country industry experts located across the continent, we supply our clients with customized information designed to navigate risks and secure growth opportunities.