Tropics Visionaries : Bisila Bokoko’s Journey

Bisila Bokoko is the Founder and Chairperson of ‘’The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project’’ (, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy among the African people. She has been the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce US-Spain in New York for almost seven-years, which is dedicated to fostering trade, investment and institutional relations between Spain and the United States. Prior to join this organization, she had six-years tenure with IVEX New York. Nowadays, with expertise in business development; Bisila Bokoko helps companies to successfully enter international markets in Europe, U.S. and Africa. Considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in the business world of America for its ability to develop and cultivate relationships with foreign Heads of State, Ministers of Commerce / Economics and International business leaders.

Pioneering business woman and humanitarian Bisila Bokoko, has a true passion for fashion and creatively harnessing the cooperation and power of the business community to support sustainable change.

Paving the way for success the 39-year-old founded the Bisila Bokoko Embassy International, a boutique consultant firm that provide services to companies looking to enter African and US markets. Its sole focus is lifestyle companies; fashion, culture, food, arts and such like. Connecting and promoting people, it takes companies to the next level through its core business, which is to glamourize, create awareness, brand recognition, and open doors to them in other countries.

One of her recent news is her appointment as the The Liceu Barcelona Opera House US Foundation newest Global Ambassador. This appointment on the part of the US Foundation coincides with the acceptance on the part of Queen Sophia of the honorary presidency of the Board of Trustees. This will be particularly evident next June, at a gala to be held in New York City. At which, the Queen’s, along with the members of the Board of Trustees, potential patrons, and Spanish entrepreneurs settled in New York, will be in attendance.

To all this, it is necessary to add an important incorporation to the artistic patronage of the US Foundation with Plácido Domingo there are already 16 artists – including Josep Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato, and Rolando Villazón- who lend their support to the Liceu cause in order to fund raise on the other side of the pond.

Liceu’s Project in the United States will be strengthened with a figure such as Bisila Bokoko, who stands out as an “expert in consulting European and African companies, facilitating access to new markets, especially in the United States.” She is an executive that was raised in Valencia, who in addition to her consultation firm, drives her own social project for children in Africa, the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBALP).

Time and time again, Bisila Bokoko has proved that being a woman can never be a disadvantage to fulfilling one’s dreams but rather an opportunity to prove that anything is possible. We congratulate her on all her achievements and we’re proud to grant her with the “Tropics Visionary” title.

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By Tropics Magazine

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