About Us

Africa ranks amongst the fastest growing economic regions in the world. African economies today are called as ‘Lions on the move’. It is today home to many of the world’s biggest opportunities. The global spotlight will be on Africa in the next couple of decades as it raises its full potential. It is today on the brink of an era of sustained economic growth and development.

It is realizing this immense opportunity for business and trade in Africa that the initiative of setting up AFRICA BUSINESS CELL (ABC) has been taken. It is a first of its kind initiative across any B-School in India. It is a students' initiative mentored by the faculty of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The cell was launched at IIFT, New Delhi on 21st July 2010 with ambassadors of seven African countries Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Botswana, Eritrea, Namibia and Gambia gracing the occasion.


Contribute to India’s external sector by promoting Africa as an attractive business destination and act as a single-stop knowledge resource centre on Africa for both students as well as corporates.

Objectives of the cell

To act as a knowledge resource centre on Africa for both students as well as corporates


Conduct sector-specific research and provide consulting services for corporates already present in Africa or looking to expand in Africa


To promote Africa as an attractive business destination


To ensure increased engagement between the students and the delegates from embassies and the corporate world in the form of guest lectures


Provide a platform to the students where they can discuss the information about Africa and identify the opportunities that lie in Africa for them

Meet the ABC Team


Himanshu Kumar Singh

A diligent character, Himanshu likes to run the show from the backstage. He ensures that everyone delivers to the best of their capabilities and enjoy the process of learning.

Akshay Garg

A reader, a learner and a passionate human, Akshay is a genuine soul. He keeps everyone engrossed through his insightful research and serves the purpose of our club.