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First Name

Cinthia Lois

Last Name







Ivory Coast

Experience and CV

 2008 – PRESENT               CEO – African Chamber of Commerce in Scandinavia (ACCS)

Management & Business development responsibilities 

  • Develop the overall business strategy for ACCS
  • Build and establish strategic Partnership between ACCS and other organizations
  • Plan, manage and coordinate the chamber’s activities, events and projects
  • Run the day to day affairs of the chamber.
  • Responsible for quotations, invoices, budget and payroll.
  • Supervise bookkeeping and accounting.
  • Recruit African-based consultants
  • Identify business and investment opportunities between Scandinavia and Africa
  • Establish contacts between distributors/ production companies, contractors/governments
  • Create, maintain and engage in professional contact with new and old clients
  • Maintaining and engaging in diplomatic and professional contact with high level government officials and head of African diplomatic missions in Scandinavia.
  • Create and maintain partnership with external partners and associate organizations in both regions: Africa and Scandinavia.
  • Develop entry mode strategy and assist Scandinavian companies who wishes to expand their business activities in Africa,
  • Perform analyses of the African market and present to the client the top 3 African markets with high potential sales or opportunities.
  • Organize, plan and Facilitate Scandinavian companies’ entry mode into the African Market

Consulting responsibilities (For clients)

  1. Prepare a market survey for client
  2. Create market assessment and entry strategies (Representation, distribution, commercial agents, partners…)
  3. Identify, select and find potential buyers, customers, distributor, partners…
  4. Arrange client’s Business trip to Africa by coordinating business appointments, visa application, accommodations, flight and local transportation.

The above responsibilities usually include:

  • Client Product Development to adapt the African market
  • Market assessment for client’s products in the selected African country
  • Competitor analysis and detailed research of potential buyer, customers or distributors
  • Perform analyses of the African market, industry, political stability, economy, buying power, customer behavior… and select the top 1-3 African countries where the sales will be optimized.
  • Conduct primarily interview with local commercial agents or potential distributors and together with client recruit the right ones
  • Together with the local commercial agents in the selected countries, develop strategies to marketing, promote and launch the client’s product line in the market.


2015 – 2017            External Teacher at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)


  • Organization and Management in French speaking countries
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in 2 Francophone countries
  • Africa in Globalization

2015 – 2017            (Additional roles at CBS)  

  • External Examiner (Bachelor & Master level) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Master’s Thesis supervisor (Bachelor level) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Internship supervisor (for Bachelor level) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Field of work:

International Development and Aid

What are you seeking:

Boardmember, Advisory board, Paid


Nordjylland, Midtjylland, Sjælland, Hovedstaden

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