The Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce announces Ateau Zola as vice-president and special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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The Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce ( is pleased to announce that Ms. Ateau Zola was appointed Vice-President and Special Envoy during the visit of the DRC-Canada leaders ( to the province of Lualaba, concluded last weekend.

Sponsored by Elephant Trade SARL (, the Canada-Africa Chamber mission began with a high-level meeting with Governor Fifi Masuka Saini in Kolwezi, followed by an investor briefing and a VIP dinner with cabinet members; in the presence of Her Excellency Maryse Guilbeault, Ambassador of Canada to the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as members of the chambers of the DRC and Canada, including Lambano Full Services, MineAfrica Inc of Toronto, Bishworld SARL of Goma and Collège Boréal, of the Canada’s mining capital of Sudbury.

“MS. Zola has been a key member of our team and an integral part of this visit to the DRC,” said Garreth Bloor, President of the Canada Africa Chamber of Commerce. “Kolwezi is a dynamic and growing city, as in testifies to the upcoming opening of the new airport, as well as a series of major projects in the fields of health, education and infrastructure, reflecting the incredible potential of the province and the country.

The organization’s board chair, Paula Caldwell St-Onge, said the Canada-Africa Chamber looks forward to welcoming more new members from across the DRC – like existing members who brought a major contribution to its events programming: ”Thank you, Gabriel Tshitende, for your leadership as CEO of Elephant Trade Services, which has enabled everything we see today, working with our new VP . We are now positioned to achieve even greater growth in trade and investment between Canada and Africa, thanks to the significantly increased visibility you have given to the DRC, through our networking and information sharing events. world-class information.

House Speaker Garreth Bloor added that he looked forward to welcoming House members ( of Lualaba and the DRC as a whole to the Chamber’s programs in Canada, while the organization explores more events in the DRC.

The Chamber’s next program, the Canada-Africa Business Conference (, will take place on February 19 and 20, 2024 in Nairobi, chaired by the President of Kenya William Ruto and welcomes PS Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau to the Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Development economic. As always, all members are welcome.

“For 30 years, the Chamber has been dedicated to accelerating trade and investment between Canada and Africa through world-class networking and information sharing events. It is clear from the results of this visit that the role of Lualaba and the DRC will be of vital importance for the next 30 years,” added Mr. Bloor.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce.

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