Amne Suedi is a female entrepreneur from Tanzania, who advises on investment.
Amne Suedi is an entrepreneur from Tanzania, Africa. She is at the helm of a one-stop boutique advisory firm Shikana group. Her firm realizes the importance of Africa in the global economy and specializes in investments in East Africa and offers services for foreign investors, from all over the world. She is working to change the narrative of Africa from “poor Africa” to “Rich, capable, hopeful, full of potential Africa”.
Inspiration To Change Narrative Of Africa
Amne had heard enough times and was tired of the narrative of “poor Africa”. Amne was in Switzerland when she noticed how the Europeans would mention Africa. For the Europeans, Africa was a hopeless place with no progress, rife with illnesses, and poverty-stricken. She observed that the general approach was to give aid to a country. However, Amne stresses that everyone is aware that this approach does not work if real transformation is required.
It is after this incident, that Amne decided to go to Africa and tell a different story, the story of investment, wealth development, and people development. Her vision to achieve this was by attracting investments from all over the world into Africa.
Amne strongly believes that Africa will see the end of poverty only with the help of investments. She strongly feels that an increase in foreign private capital, channeled in the right place and in the right projects will help to develop the people of Africa and the private sector at large. Investing in sustainable ventures in Africa will create jobs and impact lives. It will give the much-needed impetus to many in Africa, and Africa as a whole.
Amne’s Foray Into Entrepreneurship
Amne started her business to showcase a different facet of Africa. As a female entrepreneur, she wants to be part of the change. Her vision is to be the lead agent for change in Africa and change the narrative to “Rich, capable, hopeful, full of potential Africa”. She wants to help people and families by creating jobs, transferring skills and knowledge, alleviating poverty, and making a meaningful difference.
Amne’s forte as an entrepreneur is to help other entrepreneurs and businesses who are willing to invest in Africa. She helps foreign investors by identifying, entering and setting up businesses in Africa. Being an international lawyer with business acumen has empowered Amne to help others in their ventures.
Through her brand Shikana Group, Amne is also planning to invest in a few businesses in Africa. She will also be launching ‘Zambarau’, a new jewelry and gemstone business while also investing in the technology education space.
What Sets Amne Apart From Competition
Amne believes her advantage is being on the ground in Africa, and not sitting in Europe or America, with limited knowledge of the potential of Africa. Amne has observed firsthand that the people of Africa are strong and resilient, and she believes that they deserve to progress and get alleviated from poverty. Having grown up in the western world, she understands both regions well now. She believes she is the bridge of change, for better partnerships and a beautiful future between the west and the east and Africa.
As Amne climbs the ladder of her entrepreneurial journey, her vision is that more and more people will get a chance to look at Africa differently – as a place that is full of opportunity and as an option for investment destinations.
Amne dreams of being at the heart of the biggest and most impactful investments in Africa and leading it with her expertise.