Categories: Diversity & Inclusion | Entrepreneurship & SME | Leadership | Strategy, Execution & Planning | Women's Spotlight
Travels from New York, New York, USA
Bisila Bokoko is considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. Bokoko is a phenomenal, internationally acclaimed and award-winning businesswoman, with an impressive track record of taking international companies from local to global.
As the Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce for 7 years, Bisila Bokoko worked closely with leading Spanish brands including Zara, Mango, and Desigual. She transitioned to entrepreneurship with the launch of BBES, her consulting company in 2012. Since launching her company, Bokoko has helped companies in Europe and Africa in the areas of diversity and inclusion, works as a mentor to emerging leaders providing guidance on personal branding and leadership, as well as serving as an expert speaker at conferences and workshops.
Bisila Bokoko’s efforts have won her widespread recognition and led to dynamic involvement in EMPRETEC, a United Nations program that supports up and coming entrepreneurs. Bokoko fronted the women’s scheme and actively worked to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch hard hitting businesses. She herself is the face of “Bisila Wines”, her namesake global award-winning drop made in Spain.
From hosting for the UN in Switzerland to delivering keynotes in Dominican Republic and radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey to audiences all over the world. Throughout her career, Bokoko has developed relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders, helping her become one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business.
Bisila Bokoko earned an MBA in Business Administration and Economics in Madrid from San Pablo University and holds an M.A in International Relations from City University of New York.
She is the global ambassador for Liceu Barcelona Opera House US Foundation, a board member for the World Policy Institute, and founder of BBALP: a non-profit organization committed to opening libraries throughout Africa with a current presence in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Uganda.