Kenyan-born Steven Nyandiare has been appointed as a Senior Advisor to Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisai Al-Qassimi, a member of the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Nyandiare has previously worked as a property business development director, investment
consultant, strategic liaison personnel on international trades with Africa and around the world, government relations consultant and building international trades between Africa global partners.
He is also a political adviser to many African countries and political leaders.
“This is a time for African youth to be part of decision-making on Africa’s business and geo-politics. There is an opportunity for Africa and the African youths,” he told Business Today.
Nyandiare also worked as Representative of the Youth in the African Union (Silencing the Güns Of Africa by 2020) and was honored in 2009 by Kenya’s former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka by being appointed Youth Representative in his office.
United Arab Emirates is considered among the first ranks economically in terms of its important strategic location, which contributed to making it a business center. UAE has the second-largest economy in the Arab world (after Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$414 billion.
According to the Al-Qassimi website, Al-Qassimi is actively growing in different sectors in the UAE and several countries in other parts of the globe, especially the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
Sheikh Ahmed is the Co-Founder of Al Qassimi Group of Company and Investments Co. Sheikh Ahmed received his first international award when he was selected as “Young Global Leader 2008” by the World Economic.
In April 2010, Sheikh Ahmed was awarded as the prestigious young CEO of the year by Former French Prime Minister Dominique De Villepin. Sheikh Ahmed is a big fan of sport, especially football.
“His educational and business background added to his experience in international business means that he is made up of a perfect pedigree to be able to lead investments to the next level and beyond,” the website reads.