The African Development Bank Group (ADB) set up the African Business Roundtable (ABR) in 1990. The ABR is Africa’s foremost and continent-wide association of businesses and business leaders. It is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit private sector funded organization, committed to fostering African private sector-led economic growth and social development in Africa. At inception it was fully funded by the African Development Bank Group, which also provided it (ABR) an office space at its Head Office in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire, until 1997 when the Secretariat was relocated to Sandton in Johannesburg South Africa; before being established afterward in Abuja, Nigeria.


OUR VISION   is to become the globally preferred partner for facilitating the sustainable development of Africa’s private sector.

OUR MISSION   is to promote, via various initiatives throughout the Continent and beyond, the development of Africa’s private sector, particularly SME’s, ensuring they become globally competitive and sustainable.

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