Who We Are

Message from Managing Director

For the last two years, various activities have been restricted due to COVID-19. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of sub-Saharan countries that I have been able to visit since I was tasked with managing business in the sub-Saharan African region two years ago. Nevertheless, I was able to perceive a range of social issues faced by the region as well as the tremendous potential of Africa, which only renewed my determination to build a business that has all the elements needed for social, environmental and economic sustainability. To this end, I have been continuing to embrace challenges.

Future increases in population in Sub Saharan Africa will help drive the region’s growth but could also cause another food crisis and lead to more poverty. What can we do to address these issues? We will implement a range of projects to meet local needs in the areas of agriculture and food, healthcare, education, and social infrastructure, which will directly help solve local social issues in the sub-Saharan Africa. In order to do this in a sustainable manner for the growth of Africa and also for our growth with Africa, we will continue to make efforts and achieve results.

Tadao Saida
Managing Director

Corporate Profile

Sumitomo Corporation Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation and is supported by Sumitomo Corporation’s global network as well as the wealth of expertise in multifaceted business areas with a history dating back to the 17th century.

Shareholder Sumitomo Corporation (100%)
Establishment Date April 1, 2014 – Sumitomo Corporation Africa Pty Ltd
July 1, 1972 – Sumitomo Corporation Johannesburg Branch
June 21, 1962 – Sumitomo Corporation Johannesburg Liaison Office
Managing Director Tadao Saida
Paid-in Capital ZAR 301million
Number of Offices Sub-Saharan Africa: 7
Location 3rd Floor, South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Maude & 5th Street, Sandton, South Africa 2146
Phone: +27-11-784-9120

(April, 2015)