Africa Insights Desk

Enabling SMEs to connect with the right Experts in Africa and Europe.

About us

The Africa Insights Desk is a platform that connects SME’s to a selected pool of consultants from diverse fields of expertise in Africa and Europe.  Find the right expert for the right price.

The Africa Insights Desk is a service of The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC).

Sectors & Services

The Africa Insights Desk experts are specialized in a wide range of sectors & services:


  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • ICT
  • Machinery & Equipment Suppliers
  • Marine & Offshore
  • NGO's, Knowledge Institutes & Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Training & Capacity Building
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Water


  • Market Scans
  • Business Partner Scans
  • Import/Export Assistance
  • Market Entry Strategy Advice
  • Investment and Funding Advice
  • Tax and Legal Assistance
  • HR and Recruitment
  • Intercultural Consulting
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Other Business Development related assistance

Our team

Our experienced team will help you find the right expert for the right price.

Peter de Ruiter

Managing Director NABC

Peter is the Managing Director of NABC and personally supervises the activities in the Africa Insights Desk. Peter has over 30 years of professional experience as Tax Professional in PwC and EY. With this experience he built up an outstanding track record of successful high profile client engagements. Peter worked and lived in a number of countries. He gained tax and business expertise in emerging/developing markets such as Central Eastern Europe, Nigeria and West-Africa.

Dennis Acquaye


 Dennis provides process facilitation services (regarding agricultural value chain development, SME-financing, and waste management) to private sector and non-enterprise actors.
He was responsible for monitoring and evaluating economic development projects in South-East Asia and Horn-of Africa regions.
Dennis has experience working on market development projects in Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana and Vietnam. His realm of know-how include: SME-finance, agriculture markets and value chain development, and waste management.

Track Record

The Africa Insights Desk connects SMEs with Experts in the Netherlands and Africa. All experts have regional and/or sector-specific experience and a proven track record.

The Africa Insights Desk is a service of NABC.
© 2018 African Insight Desk – Hosted by NABC.