The Liceu Barcelona Opera House US Foundation, the entity with headquarters in New York, has appointed Bisila Bokoko as “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, 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.
Published in La Vanguardia
By Maricel Chavarria
Translated by Ariel Portalatin
From Zen Magazine
Great news everywhere! Bisila Bokoko, who was among Our Top 10 African Women of the Year for 2013 has just been named the brand ambassador for the gastronomic online TV Channel, FOODIE CHANNEL. From this day on, the scope of Foodie TV Channel will be expanded and consolidated by the action that Mrs. Bokoko will take.
The former Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Spain – USA in New York, is also the founder and President of Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project whose mission is to promote literacy among the African peoples, a business consultant for some European and African firms, she is also a Brand Ambassador for the Spanish brands Pikolinos, Carmencita and Amparo Chordá.
Bisila is the image behind the original Valencian wines, Bisila Wines. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of several African, European and American organizations, such as MacDella Cooper, Feacoba, African Development Institute, Empretec (UNCTAD, Geneva) Foundation among many others. She was nominated ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2011 by the MCP, as well as the African committed to Excellence in 2011 among many other achievements. “It’s a great honour for me to be part of the Foodie family,” says Bisila Bokoko on being named the ambassador to the TV Channel. “I love cooking a lot and I want to show people how to eat healthy and love themselves. Foodie is all about promoting great food, the chefs who make all the fantastic dishes and the products they use to make each meal. I like promoting great food and I am ready for the journey!“
The Foodie TV Channel Director, María José Rico, highlights “It will be a great impact, incorporating Bisila Bokoko to our project, as a figure of such significance will, with no doubt, help us to spread our love for gastronomy and also to spread the values and actions of all of those professionals in this business, who have so much to contribute and often do not find the right way to be heard.”