Leyland Hazlewood

Leyland Hazlewood helps companies increase revenues by engaging in emerging opportunities in African countries. He guides corporate market entry strategies, brand positioning, foreign partner selection and cross-border distribution into African markets.

Over 40 years he has managed and implemented development projects and market entry in 44 African countries. He was a member of the first United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) mission to Africa in search of investment and trade opportunities for American businesses.

As Senior Advisor, to the Rwanda Development Board, he assisted in identifying and promoting manufacturing opportunities to attract foreign investors. Hazlewood helped to establish the $100 million Southern African Enterprise Development Fund to promote business expansion, organized the first International Franchise Opportunity Conference in Africa, structured the cross-border investment involving Nike and advised other Fortune 500 companies on African market entry.

He served as a diplomat in South Africa and is the author of the Amazon Best Seller, “The Ultimate Guide to Doing Business in Africa: Nuts and Bolts of Succeeding in Business”.