Sunsia Business Development Group is a professional services company that assists private companies from Europe and from Africa in growing their joint business.

For European companies, Sunsia provides access to Africa by finding them reliable partners, by doing market and location studies, by assisting them in operational issues and by obtaining financing.

Sunsia assists African companies in their growth and development by finding trade and investment partners from Europe, by helping to obtain financing, by doing market studies and by tackling all kinds of trade barriers.

Sunsia has accomplished assignments in some 30 African countries for some 125 clients since the start. Well over 250 individual companies have been involved. Sunsia’s work generated substantial benefits to both the corporate sector and to African society.

Since it’s establishment, Sunsia has helped to realize dozens of projects all over Africa, in various business sectors. Sunsia is a guide in all stages of a project: from the first idea to full scale operations.

The company has achieved steady growth. Sunsia has developed into a professionally run business with reliable and strong partners, representatives and offices all over the African continent. Both in Africa and in Europe, Sunsia has extensive networks in the private sector, and a sound working relation with public authorities.

Both in The Netherlands and in Africa, Sunsia involves several highly qualified professionals.

The History of Sunsia goes back to 2001, when founder Mahamadi Kaboré started match making activities between Africa and Europe on a project basis.

In January 2002, the independent private company Sunsia BV was started and registered, making Sunsia into the first Dutch professional services firm purely specialized in Africa. Founding partners were the Dutch investment company Rovalue Capital Africa and the Dutch private business network SMO. The input of Sunsia’s founding partners ensured a head start in the dutch private sector and in the (international) financial sector.


The management of Sunsia Business Development Group is in the hands of Mahamadi Kaboré and Roland Veenhuizen.

Kaboré is the founder of Sunsia. Kaboré is Burkinabé of origin and has lived and worked in several Western African countries. He’s based for some years in The Netherlands. He studied mathematics and technical informatics. He worked for Shell, Hewlett Packard and for the Business and Society Foundation (SMO) before founding Sunsia in 2002.

Mahamadi Kaboré

Sunsia Founder and Director
Veenhuizen is a Dutch entrepreneur. He started several businesses in the financial services and IT sector in The Netherlands. In general, after ten years of successful growth, his companies were consecutively sold to strategic buyers. Veenhuizen was also an investor in several companies and investment funds in North- and Sub-Saharan Africa. He was a member of the Board of Directors and the Investment committee of the investment funds.


Sunsia Director
African countries
Individual companies