Venia International is the global consulting and investments firm founded by Sebastien Clamorgan-Thierry , an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of consultancy and representation of multinationals, private equity, shipping, logistics, food & beverage, and real estate.
With a focus on the African and Middle Eastern markets, Venia International specializes in supporting companies’ successful market entry and in the development of business activities in the MENA region. On the strength of more than 3,000 people employed, Sebastien Clamorgan-Thierry‘s firm provides specialized solutions at the service of international players that wish to penetrate new markets, supporting as well the creation of new companies in the reference area. As part of its activities, Venia International provides services such as market research and insights, regional business setup, business development, business intelligence, M&A, and lobbying. The firm’s wide regional know-how provides high-class market research, insights and data to help partners to strengthen their position in the market and, at the same time, to develop new business opportunities. In addition, by providing a detailed understanding of market sizes and scopes, the firm helps its clients to open up markets and to seek new opportunities. Furthermore, Venia International aims at supporting global brands in developing growth roadmaps and strategic planning processes: this is done by providing advice on the most suitable approach for profitable businesses. The firm founded by Sebastien Clamorgan-Thierry has developed an extensive regional know-how on the region: this allows Venia International to support its clients in the process of entering new markets, as well as in dealing with bureaucratic aspects such as the compliance with administrative requirements, the management of legal operations, certifications, permits and other types of licenses.
The services provided by the global firm include the area of business development: Venia International helps identifying underserved segments, niches and underexploited markets to focus on, as well as approaching lead generation, customer acquisition, and value innovation. Other areas in which the firm specializes in are business intelligence, M&A assistance and lobbying. The quality of its services is guaranteed by the considerable number of successes achieved and by the many partnerships and joint ventures built in the MENA region over the years. The firm led by Sebastien Clamorgan-Thierry, indeed, is active in different sectors of the industry, ranging from the fields of shipping, port management and port project, to those of logistics and food & beverage. As a shareholder, the firm is part of a joint venture with Eat’n’go, a Nigerian Food & Beverage Group and the exclusive master franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt. Dedicated to bringing food & beverage brands to Africans, the Group started operating in 2012 and has recently reached a new milestone with the opening of its 110th store in Nigeria, thus strengthening its position as the leading QSR operator in the country. A big push toward these successful results has been given by the long collaboration with Sebastien Clamorgan-Thierry‘s firm: in difficult times like these, when the Covic-19 pandemic has led to a high level of uncertainty about the economy, it is reasonable to think that perseverance is a key element of success, in both good and bad times. Just like Samuel Johnson said, “Les grandes œuvres ne sont pas exécutées par la force mais par la persévérance” (great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance).