EY opens new office in South Sudan

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EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced the opening of its brand new offices in Juba, South Sudan.

The firm made this strategic decision with the aim of promoting a business environment which will work closely with government officials, private sector and donor agencies.

The office will be lead by Patrick Kamau, Country Managing Partner for South Sudan who will work closely with Gitahi Gachahi, East Africa Regional Managing Partner.

East Africa is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing regions in the world. The five countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda that currently form part of the East African community alone form a common market of 130m people. Given the unexploited mineral wealth, mainly in oil extraction, South Sudan has the potential to be a substantial market in the next few years, comments, Patrick Kamau, Country Managing Partner for South Sudan.

Kamau continues, “The South Sudan office will offer a full range of services which will assist in attracting investment from international markets and neighbouring countries, as well as current and potential clients doing business in the East African region. “We also look forward to growing and developing the skills and knowledge of our people. This will ensure we are leading from the front by contributing to the economic growth of the country.”

Ajen Sita, CEO for Africa at EY says, “As part of the firms Africa Investment Plan, we are proud to expand our geographic footprint across the African continent. The investment in a new country practice bears testament to the firm’s commitment to the African growth story, and ensures that we provide seamless, consistent and high quality services to our clients.”

“We will continue to invest in long term strategies which help unlock value in Africa in the communities which we operate within, thus reaffirming our commitment to building a better working world,” concludes Sita.

EY now has representation in 33 countries across Africa.

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EY refers to the global organisation of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organisation that also does not provide any services to clients.
Following on from EY’s successful integration in 2008 of 87 countries into one area from across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the firm has launched its Africa Business Center™ (ABC), which aims to enhance the effective and efficient links between its geographic reach and areas of expertise. The firm enjoys representation in 33 countries across Africa.