The Whitaker Group (TWG), founded in 2003, is a leading corporate strategy, transaction advisory and project development firm specializing in business in Africa. The partner of choice for Fortune 500 companies, we have successfully pioneered multi-sector investment projects across the Continent. TWG prides itself in delivering significant commercial dividends for its clients while positioning them to be forces for good in the countries where they operate.
In 2017, TWG joined the ranks of direct investors in Africa. Confident in the region’s creative economy, TWG acquired a significant shareholding and management control while re-engineering a faith-based Pan-African TV, entertainment and multimedia company, Dominion Television. Dominion Television is now available 24/7 in 48 African countries on DsTV, Africa's largest satellite platform.
TWG was established to tap into the enormous business potential of a Continent poised to grow in every direction – economically, demographically and politically. That vision was prescient. Today, Africa boasts of the world’s largest Free Trade Area; the fastest consumer market growth ($2.5 trillion in household consumption projected by 2030); and the world’s youngest population.
TWG is led by Rosa Whitaker, the first ever Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa under the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Former career diplomat, trade negotiator, US policy and thought leader, Ms. Whitaker is known across for her progressive record of achievement. TWG has demonstrated success in transforming even the most ambitious business objectives into tangible results in Africa. TWG record includes, inter-alia, impactful investments in agriculture, infrastructure, technology and fast-moving consumer goods.
With offices in Washington, DC and Accra, Ghana, TWG has a nimble, energetic multi-lingual team of staff and strategic partners across Africa. Adept in market entry and expansion, regulatory navigation, government affairs, communications and crisis management, the TWG team is typically available to its clients 24/7.
TWG is committed to sustainable business practices that deliver bottom-line results. The TWG team is certified in the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and strictly adheres to it. Our integrity speaks for itself: more than 85% of TWG’s business has been derived from repeated business and client referrals.
Over more than 20 years in global business, investment, and trade, the senior leadership of The Whitaker Group has developed a loose network of formal experts and issue experts as well as friends and informal acquaintances, all of whom it can consult on behalf of clients.