Jersey’s growing links with Kenya were highlighted at a Christmas reception with the British High Commission in Nairobi yesterday (9 December 2019).

Coinciding with the first anniversary of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jersey and Kenyan governments on financial cooperation, the event was well attended by leaders and decision makers from the professional services community, as well as heads of businesses, including family businesses, financial institutions and investment firms.

Speakers at the event, including Faizal Bhana, Director – Middle East and Africa at Jersey Finance; Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission Nairobi; and Anna Siodlak, the Government of Jersey’s representative in Nairobi, underlined Jersey’s growing links with Kenya, particularly in the private sector, as well as its symbiotic relationship with the City of London and its leading role in enabling cross-border investment.

Commenting after the event, Faizal Bhana said: “Jersey is continuing to strengthen its ties with Kenya and the region more widely – at Jersey Finance, for instance, over the past year we have bolstered our team covering the North and East African markets.

“This is a reflection of our commitment to working with families, investors, asset managers and advisers in the region to support their future ambitions, and we certainly anticipate strengthening our ties further over the coming year.”