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Jula Consultancy FZE is an international business and development consultancy, which advises and assists businesses, governments and others in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Jula Consultancy FZE has expertise in mining, real estate, Islamic finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG), and strategic management, in particular, and has a very wide international network.

Located in the United Arab Emirates, the Consultancy is based on an extensive network of associates spanning four continents, with Africa at the heart of its activities. In addition to the very long and global experience of its founder and CEO, Dr. Karamo N.M. Sonko, Jula’s strength is derived from a diversity of knowledgeable professionals from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe who serve as expert advisers.

The advisers include professors from universities, former Ministers, prominent entrepreneurs and business executives as well as experienced hands-on individuals with expertise in development, government, and in business activities such as finance, mining, ICT, power and energy, logistics, marketing, real estate, travel and tourism.

Dr. Karamo Sonko

Dr. Karamo Sonko

President and CEO

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Mining and Sustainability

Islamic Finance

Strategic Management

Mission, Vision and Network

Our mission

To provide advisory services to businesses, governments and development communities.

Our vision

To become one of the most reliable sources of business and development information, especially strategic advice on the world, in the Middle East.

Our network

Jula Consultancy FZE is based on an extensive network of associates spanning four continents, with Africa at the heart of its activities.

We strive for growth and success!

Management Leaders

Dr. Karamo Sonko
President and CEO

Karamo NM Sonko is a world citizen and a multidisciplinary social scientist, with more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research, economic empowerment and social inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), environmental oversight, government relations, corporate governance and Islamic finance.

Lamin Sanneh
Special Assistant to the CEO

Lamin Sanneh is Special Assistant to the CEO of Jula. He is also Human Resources and Logistics Manager of Heeno International and Company Secretary of WellBoring West Africa, the West African division of the British foundation, WellBoring.

Mariama Sonko
Executive Assistant and Sustainability Advisor

Mariama Sonko is Executive Assistant and Sustainability Adviser at Jula Consultancy, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management Science from the Paris Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi Campus) and an M.Sc. (with distinction) in Finance from Heriot-Watt University (Dubai Campus).

Advisory Board

Bakary Bunja Dabo
Diplomat, lawyer, International Civil Servant and former Vice President
Dr Raynauld D Russon
Resource person on emotional intelligence, elections and social research
Rui Duarte BARROS
Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime Minister, Computer Scientist and Public Policy Specialist

Consulting Partners

Elias Masilela
Resource Person on Private Equity and Economic Research
Mustapha Njie
Resource Person for Property Development in Africa
Ms. Natasha Léger
Natasha Léger
Resource person on United States trade policies, healthy living

Our Audience

In recent years, Jula has won recognition as one of the most prolific sources of ESG/sustainability, Islamic Finance and strategic management, among others. We have made public and private presentations on ESG, Strategic Management (The Strategic Management Sustainability App, also known as  the African Pestle Analysis, which we developed into an app www.apatool.com) and Islamic Finance to the following, among others around the world:

Our understanding of sustainability is enriched by many years of experience in multiple sectors across the world during which we worked with companies such as:

  • Taf Africa Global, The Gambia and UAE
  • Perseus Mining, Perth, Australia
  • Orca Gold Inc, Toronto, Canada
  • Anglovaal Mining, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Red Back Mining, Toronto, Canada
  • Samil Industrial, Sudan
  • Segia Group, Saudi Arabia
  • BIG Consulting, Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ESG Enterprise, Houston, Texas, United States of America


"Very important book on ESG, enlightening analysis of Africa and the world’s ESG challenges and a study BADEA’s staff have already practically benefited from during several years’ of association with the authors."

Honorable Dr Sidi Ould Tah
BADEA’s President and CEO

"Africa is a hotspot for direct investment opportunities and the continent is undergoing impressive transformation in all facets of our lives: political, social, economical and technological. ESG and the African PESTLE Analysis succinctly deal with our needs and are very vital tools for the utilization of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies for effective and efficient management."

H.E. Faja J. Sanyang
Ambassador of The Gambia to the United Arab Emirates and former Minister of Energy and Petroleum

"I have positively benefited from the African PESTLE Analysis as it offers valuable insights into the external factors shaping business decisions and provides a strategic framework for navigating and thriving in the African market where I operate."

Mustapha Njie
Founder & CEO, Taf Africa Global, Banjul, The Gambia

"I strongly recommend the APA to any business, organisation or individual looking for a creative problem-solving tool."

Hisham Salih Yagoub
Director, Samil Industrial Co., Cairo, Egypt

“I have watched Dr. Sonko and Mariama's presentations on the APA and ESG and was impressed by their depths in addressing the challenges of any organisation involved in business, education or public administration.”

Dr. Ali Dawood
Dean of Academic Operations, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Campus

“Very original way of presenting yourself (through the APA Tool), this is certainly the right way forward.”

H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti
OACPS Secretary General

“Dr. Sonko and Mariama's presentations demonstrated their expertise in ESG and strategic management.”

Dr. Ali Al-Qayedi
Former General Manager, Etisalat Academy

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