Mr. Saidy Andrade :: Founder, Group Chairman & CEO
Saidy Andrade is major in Business Administration, with an extensive know how in Foreign Investment, Capital Raising, Project Management, Business Model planning, and financial engineering of large scale projects.
Saidy Andrade has been a strong advocate in Promoting Foreign Investment into Africa, for the last 15 years, and has been the driven force for the expansion of Capital Consulting.
Capital Consulting is a Cape Verde based diversified investment company with a Eur5 Billion investment portfolio under management and business interests from consultancy, brokerage, real estate development and management, private equity, asset management across a wide range of sectors in Cape Verde and other international markets.
Saidy Andrade has created & developed successful companies and brands in the following areas: Coffee (exported Cape Verde coffee to Starbucks Reserve in USA), 5 Star Luxury Real Estate Resorts, Design & Engineering, Airline & Aviation HUB, Entertainment, and Sports.
Saidy Andrade passion is to connect international partners together to create exciting projects that can bring huge economic and social impact into the economies they are implemented.
Saidy Andrade is also among the Founders of The Angels & Entrepreneurs Network in USA.
The Angels & Entrepreneurs Network is the first of its kind – showing ground-floor opportunities into some of the world’s hottest startups and trendiest enterprises, those determined to change the world and show investors huge profits along the way.
Among the Founders of The Angels & Entrepreneurs Network is serial entrepreneur Neil Patel and Shark Tank Investor Robert Herjavec. Neil Patel is a New York Times bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top-10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. Neil was recognized as a top-100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top-100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
Saidy Andrade was invited and selected as Future Global Entrepreneur by the U.S. Government and the Netherlands Government for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019, that took place in June 3-5, 2019 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands addressed the Opening Plenary of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 at the World Forum in The Hague.
Co-hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and chaired by the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, GES 2019 was the ninth such gathering of entrepreneurs, business leaders, supporters, and government officials.
Speakers have addressed ways to support the next wave of entrepreneurship and innovation and the future of agriculture, connectivity, energy, health, and water. The Summit forged new connections through curated matchmaking and networking, workshops, and hands-on advice.
Saidy Andrade was among the 1.000 global entrepreneurs selected whom had opportunity to showcase their scale-ups to more than 300 investors from the entire capital continuum – including APG, PGGM, Silicon Valley Bank, BlackRock, Atomico, Carlyle Group, Bank of America, Softbank, KKR, and CVC – who collectively manage trillions of dollars of assets.
Saidy Andrade was GES2019 Entrepreneur representing Cape Verde and Seawater Eco Farms.
Seawater Eco Farms is the only food production company in the World to offer comprehensive expert advisory services, finance search, design, construction and project management for smart and sustainable seawater agriculture and aquaculture. Our farms produce a completely balanced diet and promote renewable energy, zero waste and ethical food production with no GM or added hormonal products, pesticides. We are committed to non-discrimination, fair trade work practices and supporting local industry. Read how Seawater Eco Farms is The solution to the World’s Food & Water security?
Saidy Andrade is on the Advisory Board of the ATIGS Group (Africa Trade & Investment Global Services) which is a USA based trade promotion, project facilitation and development company that provides business development services to companies looking to expand or establish their business operations in Africa.
In 2018 ATIGS Group hold ATIGS USA 2018 which was its premier ATIGS, on June 24-26 in Washington DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and World Trade Center with the support of the US Government and the Mayor of Washington. With more than 2,345 delegates from 92 countries, ATIGS USA 2018 was a great success for both the hosting country, sponsors and the participants. High-potential industries and companies were presented to a select audience which led to direct engagement, deal-making, co-investments and the establishment of business partnerships. The second edition of ATIGS will be in October 2020 in Dubai branded as ATIGS Dubai 2020 during the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Saidy Andrade is also author of the book Rainbow of Hope for Africa’s Future: Foreign Direct Investment in Africa, published in April 2017 on Amazon worldwide. According to Leland Rice, Former Editor in Chief of The Business Year Magazine, whom has written the Foreword: “the book is a comprehensive look at Africa's many seeds, told by an African who himself is a headspring of the optimism and ambition he narrates. The book hold a first-hand account of lessons learned, a look at the influence of the current geopolitical complexities, a roadmap for the way forward, and a source of actionable information for those considering investing or doing business on the continent. It is a story for the future, of countries on the rise, and of the latest-and potentially last-frontier of global business.”
The book is also being sold at famous U.S. book stores Harvard Book Store and Barnes & Noble:
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Saidy Andrade favorite things in life: Principles, Family, Peace of Mind, Aikido, Food & Traveling.