I am Rita Isiba, founder of Aphropean Partners, a marketing professional specialising in sustainability, an advocate of corporate social responsibility and best known as the brainchild of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, an event series to bridge Africa’s emerging markets with DACH region based SMEs.
Through my professional life, I have supported organisations from different sectors across Africa and Europe. I have crafted a broad base of expertise that helps organisations formulate sustainability into business strategy and performance evaluation.
I combine my deep interest in global business, emerging technology and current international affairs to monitor market trends in consideration of social, economic and environmental dimensions. This certainly helps to manage and promote sustainability-driven projects that meet the bottom line.
In 2016, I ventured out to establish Aphropean Partners based on the realisation of Europe’s increasing appetite to expand beyond continental borders. I cater particularly for the German-speaking region of interest to trade sustainability solutions suitable for Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
In response to the rising demands of enterprises in Europe seeking to grab a share of Africa’s emerging markets, I engage with stakeholders by:
- Conducting market analysis on and off site;
- Promoting sustainable products and services;
- Providing business development activities.
Through various marketing channels, I share #AphropeanViews (news) on the developments in business, technology and current affairs.
And I curate events.
You may have heard or attended #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue, an event series featuring distinguished panellists, who provide market insights, technical know-how and research evidence with focus on profitable sustainability initiatives.
I am certified in Knowledge Management, Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution, Equality & Diversity. Also, I hold a combined Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and European Studies from the University of Hertfordshire, Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business School, UK.
In my personal time, I volunteer my expertise as a consultant in strategic planning and operations management to NIDO Europe, a non-governmental organisation in pursuit of Nigeria’s national development. Also, I am a member of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
I consider myself as an amateur anthropologist and love to travel and explore cultures and food.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritaisiba/