Gijs Opbroek


Management | Renewable Energy | Hospitality Management | Retail Management | Operations Management | Sales & Distribution | Frontier Markets | Africa

Ashli To


Management | Lighting | Hospitality Management | Sales & Distribution | Supply Chain Management | Team Leadership | Frontier Markets | Middle East | Africa | China


Africa has the opportunity to leapfrog to generating energy from natural sources, greatly improving the quality of life and the productivity of Africans. De Vries Africa Ventures (DAV) participates in ventures active in Solar, and LED Lighting.

The hospitality sector in Africa is growing fast and maturing rapidly. To address the demand for higher quality wines, DAV imports & distributes top quality wines in East Africa and provides education and training in Wines & Spirits.

DAV advises For-Profit companies on their Growth Strategy, Go-To- Market approach and distribution footprint in Africa and other frontier markets.  

About Us

We are a team of seasoned executives and entrepreneurs with hands-on experience in starting and growing business in Africa and other frontier markets. Having worked in senior positions for large multinational companies and governments, we leverage vast experience in renewable energy, hospitality, people leadership, strategy, sales, marketing, supply chain, law and IT. Being firm believers in the potential of Africa, we are passionate about economically empowering Africa through developing local talent and by stimulating business and entrepreneurship.

Sjouke de Vries

Managing Director

Business Management | Renewable Energy | Hospitality Management | Strategy Development | Business Transformation | International Business | Frontier Markets | Middle East | Africa

Joke Dijkstra


Management | International Law | Hospitality Management | WSET Certified Wine & Spirits | Program Management | Intercultural Management | Frontier Markets | Africa

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