Director – Africa Trade & Investment Promotion

Mbemba Jabbi is a dual citizen of the Gambia and Ireland.

Originally from The Gambia, he has a long connection with Ireland working and promoting better trade, connections and understanding between Europe and the diaspora of the African continent.
Mbemba is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jabbi Group Ltd, registered in Ireland and The Gambia. He has worked with many Irish, European, and African private companies in various sectors such as Agriculture, Education, Management and Finance.

Has travelled extensively to many African and European countries facilitating training and delivering presentations on migration and development, engaging diaspora for development, youth employment & job creation, entrepreneurship, etc and has chaired many sessions on migration and the role of African Diaspora in international business opportunities.

Mbemba has evaluated programme activities of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and facilitated dialogue between the private sector and non-profit sector in Ireland on how businesses and the charity sectors can work together in eradicating global poverty. He has worked in the NGO sector for over 15 years, in Europe and Africa. Mr Jabbi’s focus now is consultancies in the areas of strategic development and management for the NGO sector and promoting business development, trade, investment and entrepreneurship in Europe and Africa.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Studies, a Master of Science in Rural Development and a Master of Science in Management and attended a number of universities in Ireland.

Mbemba was the Executive Director of Africa Centre Ireland from 2016 – 2022, served on an Advisory Committee with RTÉ Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster 2017 – 2018 (RTÉ Audience Council) and was a Board member of Balbriggan Educate Together Secondary School (BETSS) 2016 – 2019, in Balbriggan Ireland.

Mbemba can be reached at [email protected]

Mbemba Jabbi