German Business Association in Kenya
We are a business association for German companies, institutions, foundations or Kenyan companies and individuals with commercial or other links with Germany. The GBA's objectives are to foster, promote and discuss improved business relationships, opportunities and measures between businessmen, businesses, companies and agencies involved in business and commerce between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Kenya.
Membership to the GBA is open to any firm, company, development or aid agency, institute or any person involved directly or indirectly in business and other activities between Kenya and Germany.
The association’s members meet regularly. Frequently key-note speakers such as Cabinet Ministers, Ambassadors, head of parastatals and other government institutions are invited to enlighten members on current issues of concern and interest, this is usually followed by an open discussion.
History & Objectives
The German Business Association (GBA) was formed in November 1987 under the Societies Act. Its current membership stands at over 150. These are either branches of German companies, German institutions and foundations, or Kenyan companies or individuals with commercial or other links with Germany.
To this end, the association meets, discuss, advice on and generally attempt to resolve problems and issues affecting members, their businesses and their commercial and business activities with regard to Kenya and neighbouring countries.
To publicize and inform members of any relevant business and commercial trends and Government measures likely to be of interest to its members
To meet with, on behalf of members, Government departments, ministries and relevant Kenyan business organizations, to give voice to member’s suggestions and concerns towards the improvement of both the public, private and NGO sectors, in Kenya and East Africa.