The Danish-African Business Association

Your access point to the African market and its people

About Daba

The Danish-African Business Association (DABA) was founded in 2020 with the aim to unite the Danish Ecosystem and build better and stronger business relationships between Denmark & Africa.

DABA seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serve as a bridge between Danish and African business communities. Access Africa will work to increase more efficient and less risky trade between Denmark and Africa, through facilitation, information, advisory and advocacy work.

Are you intersted in joining the first Danish-African business association?

Bridging Business

One Voice

Join a strong and unified community for advocating supportive policies from Danish, *European and African decision-makers. Coordinate your interests with other like-minded Danish voices and be heard internationally.

One Platform

We build a platform packed with practical tools for your daily use. We facilitate networking and provide a knowledge base for the sharing of expert insights, news, experiences, and know-how. Our database of Danish and African businesses allow you to see, and be seen by prospective partners.

One Calendar

Our events are fine-tuned for your needs. Including the Africa Day Summit, Business Seminars, Round Tables, open and closed events and activities with visits from African experts and top-tier Danish-African business leaders.

One Guide

We provide bespoke guidance to all our members in the form of know-how and know-who, supporting them to do better business in Africa.

The Danish-African Business Association Board

Brian Baptista - Chairman


Brian has 20 years of leadership experience within education (LEGO Education), consultancy (Danaher and Danish Management Group), ICT (Metrocomia), and healthcare (Radiometer Medical). Brian is a specialist in forming international commercial partnerships with private and public institutions all over Africa.

Fie Hansen-Hoeck - Vice Chair


Food Industry & FOOD TECH business advisor and strategist. Experienced leader with broad knowledge of private and public sector in corporate jobs as well as hands-on start-ups, organisations, institutions and markets under constant change. Been dealing with sourcing and business development on the African continent.

Bolette Christensen - Member


Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in Business Federation and Non-Profit organization. Skilled in Strategy, Change Management, Leadership, Innovation and Public Affairs. Bolette has professional experience working in Europe and Africa.

Michael Mathiesen - Member


Experienced Board Member, investor/VC and entrepreneur with more than 400 international, hands on, investments, strategic trade sales and IPO´s. Has worked in Scandinavia, UK, US, Russia, China and Africa. Now mainly focused on building an investment bridge between the Nordics and East- and West Africa.

Bo Koch-Christensen - Secretary General


Bo holds a strong mix of experience within Venture Investments and Global Business Development. He is currently working with Nordic-African growth companies, entrepreneurs and impact investors.Previously he has been working for Novo Nordisk, ABB, FUHU/UM and TechBBQ.

Contact Us

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