AFRICA COMMERCE

Innovative Solutions For Global-Africa Business
AFRICA COMMERCE is a growing network of offices, companies, advisors and collaborating organizations
that are committed to building up Global-Africa business on a platform of FCPA COMPLIANCE.

Your Consulting Partner for Africa


Leland Clegg

Leland Clegg

President | Arizona, United States

“Enabling virtual access, opportunities and problem solving for SMEs trade and investment” Africa Business Portal.

Successful entrepreneur, creator, community leader, trainer and educator.

A skillful problem solver with an uncanny ability to find new solutions. The founder of Africa Business Portal he has played key roles in the linking of people, projects, education, events, investment promotion agencies, and investors that have become Africa Business Portal. Key player in the design of sub-portal networks enabling associations and other business groups and their members access to bilateral markets.

A strong reputation for integrity and fair play has allowed him to create a network of over 150 advisors and country managers. Retired CPA and former construction CFO he has a keen understanding of financial flows. Founded UCPM, Inc. which is now under his son’s direction is a leader to complex insurance automation.

Has held numerous positions of trust in the community including lead clergy for 8 religious congregation and currently coordinates a self-reliance initiative for 7 of those congregations. He is a member of the Arizona Advisory Committee – US Global Leadership Coalition.

Quinton Scholes

Quinton Scholes

Partner & VP for Marketing | Johannesburg, South Africa

“The SME portal that enhances business in Africa, reducing barriers to Trade & Investment” AfricaBusinessPortal.com

Adventurer. Inventor. Entrepreneur. Speaker & Educator.

A skillful and energetic African business development head, with exceptional interpersonal skills and appreciation for providing first-rate customer service to clients, business partners and team members, strategic event management across Sub-Saharan Africa, he brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of operations, finance and key account management.

The past 10 years he was in charge of driving revenue, shared value, distribution and Africa expansion for the ABN GROUP – Forbes Africa Magazine & CNBC Africa as the Director: Business Development and Strategy in Africa.

Having worked with many of the leading corporate & government across Africa over the past 12 years – He has built up a very reputable network and in-depth understanding of what it takes to do successful transactions.
Currently, a partner to the Africa Business Portal – an online platform for SME’s in Africa which has incredible functionality and Project showcasing tools. ABP also has an extensive Network of Advisors, Mentors and Investors in the USA.

“Africa boasts one of the fastest growing middle class populations in the world, combined with the youth is a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, that shows promising economic growth trajectories”

Melissa Sanderson

Melissa Sanderson

Vice President for Client Relations

Melissa (Mel) Sanderson is a uniquely skilled international interlocutor. Drawing on her over 20 years with the State Department, coupled with 15 years with a major international mining company, she speaks authoritatively on matters ranging from government relations to opening national markets for US companies. Her’s is an on-the-ground experience, gained living overseas in a dozen countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she spent 8 years. 

An expert cultural navigator, she is practiced in ESG issues (Environmental, Social Government/governance) and speaks 7 languages. She has earned numerous professional accolades, including the prestigious International Athena Award for Private Sector Businesswoman and the Top 25 Dynamic Women in Business (Phoenix). She has spoken at Universities throughout the US on issues related to business ethics, cultural communication, and the importance of empathy for business success. She has recently been named a Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management.


ABP In-Country Teams:

  • Ghana, Nigeria, Angola
  • Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda
  • Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius

Helping Global Companies Find Success in Africa

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