NEXI's partner organization, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), launched Japanese website

November 2, 2020

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), a cooperation partner of Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI; Chairman and CEO: Atsuo Kuroda), has set up a Japanese website for its Japan Desk. Information on ATI’s products and services is now available in Japanese.

ATI’s overview

Name African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Organizational outline ATI is an international financial institution which was established in 2001 and based in Nairobi, Kenya, for the purpose of expanding private investment in Africa. With 18 Africa member states and 11 institutional investors, ATI has rich experience in supporting projects in Africa through the provision of political and credit risk insurance, utilizing its strong network with governments and government agencies. For over a decade, ATI has maintained an ‘A’rating from S&P, and in 2019, ATI obtained an ‘A3’rating from Moody’s.
Japan Desk ATI’s Japan Desk is a consultation desk to support Japanese companies interested in doing business in Africa.
Japan Desk Contact:
URL (Japanese)

At the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) hosted in August 2019, NEXI signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ATI, to promote trade and investment in Africa by Japanese companiesi. Since then, we have been working together to establish a cooperation framework, aiming to facilitate the setting up of projects in Africa.

In February 2020, NEXI held a program for African financial institutions. Two of ATI employees attended this program and have been assigned to the Japan Desk at the ATI head office.

While business in Africa has a great potential for Japanese companies with the strong demand for infrastructure development in the region, its relatively higher risk compared to Asian market has been a concern for Japanese firms. In order to improve this situation, NEXI has been working closely with ATI, a leading institution for risk mitigation in Africa, to develop an environment that will encourage Japanese companies to make trade and investments to Africa.

NEXI will continue to actively support business expansion overseas for Japanese companies by promoting closer ties with international financial institutions.

Corporate Planning and International Relations Group
Corporate Planning and Policy Office
Tel: +81-(0)3-3512-7665

i Regarding our MOU, please refer to our press release issued on August 28, 2019: