JWI Business
Insight, Access, and Action

Around the globe, JWI helps commercial clients penetrate new markets and participate in development programs by connecting them with key public officials, potential private sector partners, risk-reducing intelligence, and project funding options.

Within JWI is JWI Business, a specialized unit that provides tailored economic and commercial development solutions to medium-sized business-to-government, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer clients.


JWI Business’s initial focus is in Africa, where its people know the nations, players, and opportunities as few others do, thanks to decades of in-country experience, a world of contacts, and a record of leading the way to business growth.


JWI Business has in-depth experience advancing aviation, IT, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, and service-sector enterprises. Its unique, business-savvy advisory services support businesses at every stage of market expansion.

Stage 1: Strategy Development. JWI Business delivers a detailed, high-value strategy reflecting fresh perspectives and on-point experience. Strategies are supported by market research and analysis; identification of potential partners, investment sources, barriers, and opportunities; and due diligence investigations of potential partnering organizations and individuals.

Stage 2. Strategy Implementation. JWI Business’s step-by-step execution of strategies for incremental success includes introductions to credible, reliable, and FCPA-compliant local partners; advocacy to affect relevant policy, local laws and regulations; location of sources of capital, whether as project debt or equity; and assistance with navigating government or multilateral resources to accelerate project development, finalization, and realization.

Stage 3. Long-term Support. JWI Business’s ongoing strategic and tactical marketing services include branding strategies; marketing communications strategies, via traditional and/or social media; and follow-up strategies for capitalizing on new challenges and opportunities as they arise.

For more information about JWI Business, contact JWI Business’s principals, Ambassador (Ret.) Phil Carter or Sam Sgroi.