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About Marison Energy Systems

Marison Energy Systems, Lamine Savadogo, Lamine, Savadogo Marison Energy Systems Marison Energy Since its inception in 1990, Marison Energy Systems has established a solid reputation for the quality and effectiveness of its services designed to foster win-win partnerships. The firm’s roster of clients includes Fortune 100 companies, small and medium sized firms and governmental institutions in Africa and the United States of America. Marison Energy Systems is a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in commercial, financial and technological intermediation between the United States of America and Africa in the areas of electric power generation, transmission and distribution equipment and services. The firm also provides its services to corporate and governmental institutions both in America and Africa. For its American clients, Marison Energy Systems offers services designed to market their products and services in Africa. Services offered to African clients include the identification and mobilization of technological and financial resources to solve specific problems or for complete power projects. Our multicultural and multilingual staff understands the business practices and cultures of both worlds and is particularly sensitive to issues of product and technology localization and transfer of know-how. Marison Energy Systems assists its clients in avoiding costly mistakes, gain time and complete transactions that work for all parties involved. Message from the President Dear Visitor:thumbnail_15 A warm welcome to our website and thank you for your visit! Our site is designed to provide you with information on how our company supports current and prospective partners in the electric power industry in Africa and the United States do business with each other more efficiently and profitably. Energy, in its various forms, is at the core of every aspect of human endeavor. At Marison Energy Systems, our objective is to contribute to the development of the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy in Africa. We do so by forging win-win partnerships between American providers of technology and equipment and electric utilities and mining and industrial companies in Africa. We have found that once the misconceptions and perceptions of risk related to US-Africa business exchanges have been replaced by understanding and awareness, American and African companies can establish successful and mutually beneficial relations. The result is the broadening of Africa’s options and the direct access to innovative and cost effective technologies as well as the development of new opportunities for American firms. Our concept of Africa encompasses all the countries on the continent, from the Atlantic Coast to the Indian Ocean and from the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Cape of Good Hope. Somewhere in that vast expense, there may be opportunities for your company. Our expertise is to work with you to identify and qualify them and turn them into successful transactions. The location of our corporate headquarters in the Boston area, one of the most innovative and technological diverse regions of the world, gives us a distinct advantage in identifying new and proven technologies for our African partners. As a person born in Africa and who has now made a home in the United States, I feel privileged to be in a position to facilitate business between these two great regions of our common world. It is a mission that I and all the employees and associates of Marison Energy Systems carry out with the utmost integrity, professionalism and effectiveness. We welcome your questions and inquiries and look forward to hearing from you. Lamine Savadogo President EXECUTIVE PROFILE Lamine Savadogo President Marison Energy Systems Lexington, Massachusetts Mr. Lamine Savadogo is the president and founder of Marison Energy Systems, a Massachusetts-based international business development firm specialized in US-Africa trade and investment. He founded the company in 1990 to provide commercial, financial and technological intermediation services for the development of economic infrastructure projects such as electric power systems, port installations, telecommunications and information technology systems. Marison Energy Systems has established an impressive record of achievements and has a roster of past and current clients ranging from small firms to Fortune 100 companies, as well as Federal Government Agencies, Multilateral institutions and African Government entities. Mr. Savadogo’s experience in international business spans over a period of more than 23 years and includes positions both in government and in the private sector. Prior to founding Marison Energy Systems, he worked for the Massachusetts Port Authority as Manager of International Trade Promotion Services for Europe of Africa. In that capacity, he assisted hundreds of New England companies in developing international markets for their products and services. In recognition of his effectiveness, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded him a citation for “Outstanding Performance” in 1990. Mr. Savadogo also previously worked as Director of African Operations for the American Impex Corporation and taught African languages and culture at Boston University. Prior to that, he was a teacher at College Martin King in Bouaké, Cote d’Ivoire. Over time, he has developed a keen interest and a deep understanding of issues related to cross cultural interactions and the conduct of business relations across cultural boundaries in an ever inter dependent world. He has spoken at several seminars and authored articles published in several magazines. In 1993, World Trade Magazine inducted him in the World Trade Hall of Fame as “One of 11 Americans changing the way the World does business”. Mr. Savadogo has served on the boards of several institutions, including the Boston Center of International Visitors, the African Professional Network, the African Business Aviation Association, the International Trade Committee of the Small Business Association of New England and the Africa/Middle East Committee of the International Business Center of New England. He served three terms as a member of the Sub Saharan Advisory Committee of the Export Import Bank, a body mandated by the US Congress to provide guidance to the bank in developing its lending activities in Africa. Mr. Savadogo is a native of Mali and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He is fluent in Bambara, French and English with a working knowledge of German.
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