Doing business in Africa

There are plenty of opportunities to build profitable businesses in Africa. African markets are becoming increasingly integrated with the adoption of innovative technology, and Kenya and Nigeria in particular are seeing good growth.

Many UK companies have subsidiaries in the region, attracted in part by the fact that Africa is one of the largest recipients of aid funding from the UK and elsewhere.

RSM in Africa

We operate in 22 countries across our Africa region, through nine RSM member firms and a number of trusted partner firms. In total, we’re represented by more than 900 people across these countries.

  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Angola
  • Ghana
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Nigeria
  • Namibia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Lesotho
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Madagascar
  • The Seychelles

For information on our presence elsewhere in Africa, see our page on Doing business in the Middle East and North Africa.

Who to contact

Our Africa desk is run by Richard Smith, our Head of Risk Assurance and a partner with more than 25 years’ experience in the risk management field.

Richard is supported by Mark Sullivan, a director who specialises in internal audit, compliance, risk assurance and investigations in developing nations.

Richard Smith Richard Smith

Partner, Head of Risk Assurance

Mark Sullivan Mark Sullivan