Bisila Bokoko is considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business.
She is the former director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York, CEO of BBES International and Founder of the BBLP African Literacy Project whose mission is to promote literacy on the African continent.
Bisila has created a collection of wines, “Bisila Wines”, which are made in Spain and have received international recognition.
Since 2010 she has worked closely with the UNCTAD with the EMPRETEC program, supporting emerging entrepreneurs from all parts of the world.
Recently, Bisila was awarded by the UN Hospitality Committee with the 2019 Citizen of the World Award. Plus, she is the recipient of the 2019 International Award by the Spanish Federation of Women Managers, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs (FEDEPE). Bisila has also been awarded by the Ideal Woman organization in Equatorial Guinea, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by WomenWerk, Inspiring Leader Award by New York University, as well as receiving other honors throughout her distinguished career.
On this episode, Bisila shares her one way ticket to the Great Library of ancient Alexandria, Egypt. She also shares the back story behind and the success of her “Bisila Wines”, the importance of bringing books to readers in Africa through her African Literacy Project, and why Equatorial Guinea should be on everyone’s travel to-do list.