Dieudonne K. Nyembo bags Leadership Award in New York

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Mr. Dieudonne Kasembo Nyembo, Chairman of GecotransSARL, Congo DR, was presented with the Special African Business Leadership Commendation Award at the International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership 2023. In recognition of his significant impact on shaping the transportation industry and his philanthropic work in the Congo.

Under the astute leadership of Mr. Dieudonne KasemboNyembo, GECOTRANS SARL has witnessed a series of extraordinary achievements and milestones that have left a remarkable mark not only on the company itself but also on broader Congolese society.


One of the standout initiatives was the investment in a 3-hectare container park for reducing congestion at the Matadi Seaport, a critical transit point on the Congo River. This strategic move, though seemingly modest for a country of such magnitude, addressed a pressing issue that had been causing additional costs and delays due to anchored ships and blocked containers in transit at the port of Pointe Noire.


The MAVUMA Asphalt Sand Bitumen Manufacturing Plant project is one of Mr. Nyembo’s forward-thinking initiatives to establish a facility for bitumen production within the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He equally oversaw the establishment of a 99.99% crude gold merchant gold refinery unit in the South Kivu province, known as Congo Gold Raffinerie.


The major highlight of the International Forum on African Caribbean Leadership in New York 2023 was the presentation of the 9th Caribbean and African Leadership Awards to deserving dignitaries. Select delegates were invited to the New York Hilton Midtown, United States, for the event.

Mr. Dieudonne Kasembo Nyembo was among the distinguished business and political leaders in attendance. Including other renowned African and Caribbean diplomats and policymakers. The likes of H.E. President Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia; H.E. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe; H.E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Republic of Guyana; H.E. Sen. Uba Sani, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria; H.E. Prof. Babagana Zulun, Governor of Borno State; and H.E. Abraao Vicente, Minister for Sea, Culture, and Creative Industries, Cabo Verde

Other guests at the event include Olukayode A. Pitan, CEO, Bank of Industry, Nigeria; Benedito Paulo Manuel, Director General, Sociedade Mineira De Catoca Lda, Angola; Dr.Anselmo Monteiro, President of the Board of Directors, National Institute of Social Security, Angola; Edson R. Dos Santos, CEO, Etu Energias Angola; Mary Mumba, CEO, Zambia Credit Guarantee Scheme Limited; and Christine Mwakatobe, Managing Director, Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company, Tanzania.

The focus of the event was to explore the challenges and progress of the African people, strengthen trans-regional cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean nations, and build strategic partnerships and bilateral cooperation. As well as increase engagements in trade and investments, innovation and technology transfer, culture and tourism, and other sectors.


The International Forum on African Caribbean Leadership featured high-level panel discussions, keynote addresses, and interactive sessions. These sessions covered crucial topics such as business partnerships, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable development, infrastructure, technology, and governance.

The esteemed speakers and attendees shared their valuable insights, experiences, and success stories. Further inspiring fellow participants to seek new strategies and partnerships for advancing Africa’s prosperity.

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