Our business

Atlas Mara in Africa

Africa’s trade blocs are organised to establish grounds for mutual economic development among the majority of African states.

  • Atlas Mara operations

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Trade bloc representing 15 countries across West Africa with a total population of 319 million people. GDP size and growth at $643.1 billion and 6.6% respectively.

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Trade bloc representing 10 countries across Central Africa with a total population of 142 million people. GDP size and growth at $224.2 billion and 5.9% respectively.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Trade bloc representing 20 countries across North, East, Central and Southern Africa with a total population of 501 million people. GDP size and growth at $548.5 billion and 2.3% respectively.

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Trade bloc representing 15 countries across Southern, East and Central Africa with a total population of 286 million people. GDP size and growth at $648.3 billion and 3.7% respectively.

East Africa Community (EAC)

Trade bloc representing five countries across East Africa with a total population of 149 million people. GDP size and growth at $98.4 billion and 5.3% respectively.

Where we Operate

Atlas Mara’s operations and investments

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN)

Trade Bloc: ECOWAS
HQ: Lagos, Nigeria
No. of countries: 3
No. of branches: 340

Through UBN, Atlas Mara is pursuing an entry strategy into Nigeria and the broader ECOWAS region.

BancABC

Trade Bloc: SADC
HQ: Gaborone, Botswana
No. of countries: 5
No. of branches: 65

BancABC provides Atlas Mara with a multi-country, multi-product platform in high growth markets in Southern Africa.

BRD Commercial

Trade Bloc: EAC
HQ: Kigali, Rwanda
No. of countries: 1
No. of branches: 1

The acquisition of the commercial arm of the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) created an entry platform to develop operations in the EAC.