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Leading figure of UN programme EMPRETEC – fostering entrepreneurship skills for women in Africa – and Founder, Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project at BBALP
Bisila Bokoko is a phenomenal businesswoman internationally acclaimed for successfully taking companies from local to global. For 7 years, she held the position of Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of commerce in New York. She then launched BBES, her consulting firm in 2012.
Bokoko’s efforts have won her widespread recognition and led to dynamic involvement in EMPRETEC, a United Nations programme that supports up and coming entrepreneurs. Ms. Bokoko fronted the women’s scheme and actively worked to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch hard hitting businesses. She herself is the face of “Bisila Wines”, her namesake global award-winning drop made in Spain.
From hosting for the UN in Switzerland to delivering powerful keynotes in Dominican Republic and radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey to audiences the world over. She is the founder of BBALP: a non-profit organization committed to opening libraries throughout the continent with current presence in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda. Throughout her career, Bokoko has developed and cultivated relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders, instrumental in her becoming one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business.
Bisila’s expertise and impeccable style has seen her grace the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Forbes and be featured on Bloomberg TV. Bokoko earned a MBA in Business Administration and Economics in Madrid from San Pablo University and holds a M.A in International Relations from City College, New York.
Forbes, Bloomberg TV, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, CCTV America, Television, Print, Radio, Online
Areas of Expertise
Leadership, Social Justice Philanthropy and International Development,Entrepreneurship, Women in business,Women Entrepreneurs