The overarching theme behind BE is to build an economic bridge between Africa and the diaspora. Every "developed" nation and multinational organization has roots within the African continent, we should too!
Our company is driven to provide pathways and resources for African diaspora businesses to collaborate around building more sustainable and more profitable businesses with strong operational foundations.
Integrity - Be and create a company that won't be shamed in public by the things we say and do in private
Community - No business can save us all, but it is our duty to contribute to the betterment of our community
Impact - Better is not enough if we're not striving to be the best. It is not enough to be good, we must be great.
Value Creation - Create value in a way where your community views you as an entity that cannot/must not fail
Prioritize Profit - Profit cannot be the reason we do business, but it must be an end product of our activities
Bridging the Gap
Sean J. Burrowes launched Burrowes Enterprises (BE) in 2014 as a result of his passion to build an economic bridge between Black Americans and the African continent. Sean has over a decade of operations management experience across multiple sectors in six different countries. He has consistently leveraged his personal and professional brand to create positive outcomes for major international brands, national launch campaigns, and local startups with a focus on the African tech ecosystem. With active operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa; BE has built an expansive network of contacts and resources.
Reaching Across Boarders
Aderonke O. Adesanya officially joined the Burrowes Enterprise in October 2019 as a result of shared interest in building a sustainable bridge between Africa and the rest of the world.
Ronke has experience in over 7 industries from Tax, E-commerce, Distribution, Logistics, Health, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Entertainment. She has become a force to reckon with in the Nigerian Entertainment industry.
Her expertise makes her an asset to the BE family. She is passionate about empowering and support local businesses with the aim of building local brands into international brands.
Simple Solutions for Complex Problems
Mehdi Chehab, as a result of several years experience in West Africa, has held several managerial positions in different sectors, including Construction, Finance and wholesale, managing large projects and several teams. He is a strategic thinker with a global view on operational management. Mehdi's private consulting activities currently focus on helping companies rewire processes that increase productivity, reduce losses and create value with the implementation of progressive change. This is achieved through his ability to create simple and effective solutions for endemic and complex problems faced business owners in the African continent.
Yomi Martins is a seasoned consultant with international experience that includes the US and Africa. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, Yomi specializes in business development, marketing and promotions, and daily operations within the nightlife and hospitality industry.
After relocating to Lagos, Nigeria in 2016, Yomi ventured back into the IT space developing comprehensive business strategies, product management SOPs, organizational training, and deploying business intelligence/analytical software. Yomi has a passion for tech and the positive impact it has on entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations.
BE and our partners work together to develop ecosystems that will allow the diaspora to build trusted relationships and leveraging shared economics to create new economic opportunities. Our current strengths focus on building distribution channels, creating operational processes, and engaging in transcontinental trade.