Founders Message

Love is like young rice: transplanted, still it grows. Malagasy Proverb.

Borne of entrepreneurial vision, La Centrale has its roots in understanding the nexus of connections and inter-relations the global commodities trade is predicated on. I will ask you to look no farther than my own life. I am a bi-lingual, multi-cultural West-African businessman with breadth and depth of exposure to the African milieu.

Why does this matter? It matters because you should know the political and socioeconomic environment before you venture into a new market, aware of the challenges, and attune to opportunities. I’m not just talking about language barriers; I am, moreover, talking about operational realities on the ground. At La Centrale, we employ this very contextual knowledge because we have it. La Centrale understands the barriers-to-entry when exporting to and importing from places you may not be familiar with. We know how to penetrate these markets because our team is an international one with links all over the world.

We cherish our loyal clientele. We may be a fresh and young company, but our roots run deep. And far. This explains the lasting customer relationships we have cultivated. We don’t just take on clients, we tend to them, guiding them with key decisions and deliverables that impact not only their business but wider networks of stakeholders and partners.

A business such as our also depends on the people within, and we have always chosen to work with quality-centric, globally focused professionals. Our umbrella of skills and experience runs the gamut from marketing and business development, accounting and procurement specialists to political science and international relations. La Centrale prides itself in this diversity of experience and expertise. We have come a long way, and, true to one of my favorite Malagasian proverbs: still we grow.
I look forward to growing with many more of you in the future.
– Adama Adassey Adjomayi