Strategic consulting

Okan supports you for your strategic projects on the continent :

  • Corporate strategy
    • Market study (local, panafrican) and assessment of the competitive positioning of the company
    • Definition of a development plan (internal / external growth) or restructuring plan
    • Business planning and identification of financing needs
    • Support for the definition of organizational scheme

  • Public development strategy
    • Definition of sectoral strategy in partnership with the private sector
    • PPP structuring and support for negotiation with private parties

  • Project structuring: from a concept to a bankable project
    • Coordination of technical, commercial, financial and legal studies
    • Financial modelling, search for the best bankable scheme for all parties

  • Support for implementation
    • Leadership coaching
    • Development of monitoring tools (technical, financial, social, environmental)
    • Operational communication

Examples of projects :

Corporate strategy

  • Corporate strategy for a port handling and logistics company – Panafrican
    • Vision, target figures for each subsidiary, 5-year business plan, internal / external growth strategy
    • Setting up of a roadmap for implementation (organization, budget, monitoring indicators)

  • Corporate strategy and fundraising support for a leading wheat mill industrial player – Panafrican
    • Panafrican market study and targets identification
    • Definition of client’s positioning and internal / external development strategy
    • Production of a 5-year business plan and of the strategy for investors (debt, equity)

  • Growth strategy for one of the leading panafrican insurance groups, present in 12 countries – Panafrican
    • Diagnosis of the various business lines
    • Market study to assess the most promising business lines and countries
    • Production of a 4-year business plan and an action plan per business line

Public strategy

  • National support strategy for SMEs development – Côte d’Ivoire
    • Comparative study of SMEs development policies in other countries
    • Definition of the Phoenix strategic plan: roadmap to 2020, based on 50 precise and budgeted actions (technical assistance, financing, regulatory framework etc.), including the setting up of management and implementation tools

Project structuring and implementation support

  • Structuration of an integrated plantation program (200’000 Ha) – Central Africa
    • Definition of the project, in particular the smallholders’ scheme (review of international benchmarks)
    • Financial modelling of the project (total capex > USD 2b) and production of the information memorandum
    • Program syndication to all stakeholders and communication support during launch

  • Support for the development of a Special Economic Zone
    • Refining of the concept and business planning
    • Targeting of potential investors to settle their activity in the zone