Since 1956, the BCA has been connecting Africa to the international business community. Its various programmes seek to promote and facilitate its objective of promoting African business, trade and commerce.
Through its scholarship programmes, the BCA invests in the next generation of African business leaders through grants and bursaries.
In 2017 BCA and Invest Africa announced a merger of their respective businesses. As of May 2018, the two organisations have operated as Invest Africa sharing The Business Council for Africa’s well-known logo.
In May 2018 a formal merger of the commercial divisions of the business was signed with The Business Council for Africa, now BCA to differentiate its status and image as a 'not for profit company' limited by the guarantee of its directors. BCA is uniquely available to use its funds for philanthropic and similar purposes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Board of Directors
Arnold Ekpe - Chairman
Terhas Asefaw Berhe
Dr Knox Chitiyo
Steve is a long-standing trustee of The Africa Centre and member of the Royal African Society. He is also a Liveryman at the Hon. Company of Master Mariners, and a Freeman of the City of London.