About The Council

The Portuguese Business Council Kenya (PBCK) is a non-profit, business association of companies and individuals from Portugal and Kenya. It was established in May 2019.  PBCK is an organization that aims to promote and facilitate bilateral trade, investment and business development between Portugal and Kenya.  Membership is open to both companies and individuals involved directly or indirectly in business and other activities between the two countries.  PBCK has the following goals and objectives:

To promote a bilateral Portuguese-Kenyan Business Council and enhance the ties between the two countries’ business communities; thus increasing trade and investment between Portugal and Kenya.

To ensure direct exchange of information between the respective communities regarding general economic market developments.

To promote agreements between Portuguese and Kenyan businesses in terms of training, technological know-how, licensing, joint-ventures, as well as implementing practical initiatives aimed at strengthening bilateral economic relations.

To provide a forum to exchange ideas, experience and information, develop contacts and facilitate interaction with people interested in enhancing trade and investment in Portugal and Kenya.

To identify and inform members (and other interested parties) of appropriate sources of information relating to trade and investment opportunities, practices and regulations in Portugal and Kenya.

To provide access to other affiliate Member Councils for the exchange of information and leverage off trade and investment strategies and practices within these territories.

  • Endorsed by the Embassy of Portugal (Nairobi)

    Endorsed by the Embassy of Portugal (Nairobi)

    “The Portuguese Business Council in Kenya is a cherished project aimed at promoting the exchanges between Portugal and Kenya with a focus on bilateral trade and investment.

    The Embassy of Portugal has been associated with the genesis of the Council from its onset. We welcome its institutionalisation, as a valuable partner in furthering the dynamics of the relations among our two countries. With a solid common heritage from the times of Vasco da Gama’s arrival in Malindi in 1498, Portugal and Kenya place their eyes in the future as they look for mutually beneficial opportunities for their companies and its entrepreneurs in each other markets.

    The Trade and Investment Agency of Portugal – AICEP has extended its support to the business association movement, as well, as its Chairman visited Kenya in March 2019 to meet with the business community and encourage the bilateral trading and investment offering the services of the Agency for that purpose.”

    Luísa Fragoso
    Head of Mission / Chargée d’Affaires
    Embassy of Portugal in Nairobi

The Board

The board consists of 9 members from various industries and sectors.

Founding Member

João Ramos

Founding Member
Founding Member

Desiree Gomes

Founding Member
Founding Member

Elmer Noronha

Founding Member
Trustee

José Garcia

Trustee
Trustee

John Fernandes

Trustee
Finance

George Da Silva

Finance
Board Member

Clinton Fernandes

Board Member
Board Member

Nigel Quadros

Board Member
Board Member

Melvin Fernandes

Board Member

Corporate Members

Dime

Dime

Engagebcw

Engagebcw

Kentrade Logistics Ltd

Kentrade Logistics Ltd

Mobikey Kenya

Mobikey Kenya

Sprylytics Africa

Sprylytics Africa

Individual Members

João Ramos

George Da Silva

Clinton Fernandes

Strategic Partners

AICEP Portugal Global

AICEP Portugal Global

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Membership fees are based on the number of employees in the organization. There is also a membership category that caters for individuals who are not associated with an organization. Annual fees are follows:


  • KShs. 25,000 – Corporate A (Up to 10 employees)
  • KShs. 40,000 – Corporate B (11 – 25 employees)
  • KShs. 60,000 – Corporate C (26 – 50 employees)
  • KShs. 75,000 – Corporate D (51 – 75 employees)
  • KShs. 100,000 – Corporate E (More than 75 employees)
  • KShs. 15,000 – Individual/Consultant

Benefits

  • Provides a Forum and a Network of Companies and Individuals in both Portugal and Kenya.
  • Access to valuable information on doing business in both countries.
  • Establish valuable business contacts.
  • Gives members the opportunity to initiate, sponsor, and attend key events during the calendar year.
  • Provides connections to various Government Offices, Embassies, Consulates, Trade Commissions etc, in both Portugal and Kenya, as well as other affiliated member councils from other countries.
  • Provides a platform to share valuable information and keep members up to date on the latest developments that affect investments and trade decisions.
  • Members have a forum to discuss any challenges faced with doing business in these two countries, which are then presented at meetings with top Government officials for resolution.

Contact Us

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+254 727 369 455
info @ pbck.or.ke
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Address

P.O. Box 1839-00606
Nairobi, Kenya