Finding a business partner in Kenya

If you have specific plans to do business abroad, a business partner scan can help you find reliable foreign partners quickly.

Introduction to foreign business partners

Staff from the mission network (website in Dutch) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) can introduce your business to possible foreign partners.

Business partners could mean agents, distributors or production partners. International organisations can also be business partners.

Business partner scan

Embassy staff and RVO.nl can conduct business partner scans for you in more than 60 countries (website in Dutch). You can apply for a business scan for more than one country. The service is available to any business or organisation registered with the Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

Applying for an advisory consultation

Interested in a business partner scan? Make an appointment for an advisory telephone consultation with RVO.nl (website in Dutch) or contact the Dutch mission in the country in question.

Finding business partners in this country or region

Besides making use of the Netherlands Business Network, the Netherlands Business Hub and the online portal of Sustainable Inclusive Business (see Business Network and Contacts) there are various other opportunities to find business partners:

  • Holland in Kenya (HIK) is a group of Dutch people who live in Kenya, and get together in the informal setting. HIK offers Dutch people different network events and activities to share information about working and living in Kenya. For more information, please visit their website or contact them directly through info@hik-hollandinkenya.com
  • Netherlands Alumni Association Kenya (NAAK) is a forum for Kenyans who have participated in either short of long-term education programs in the Netherlands. Supported by both the Netherlands embassy and Nuffic, NAAK organizes various academic and social activities and provides a think-tank to engage in various developmental, intellectual and scholarly projects. For more information, please contact them through naakenya@gmail.com

The Netherlands Embassy could also provide you with detailed information about the opportunity to find business partners in your specific sector.

  • Please contact us on nai-ea@minbuza.nl (economic affairs) or nai-lnv@minbuza.nl (agricultural issues). Additionally, keep up to date with our current events through social media.