Nationwide Equipment of Jacksonville, Florida USA has retained Liberian Mr. Henrique Caine as Director of Africa Sales and Marketing. Mr. Caine will have direct and primary responsibility for transactions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia and have shared responsibility for transactions in other emerging African markets.
“We are very excited about Henrique joining our business development team given his depth of experience in structured finance for international trade deals and his knowledge and business acumen of African markets.
“Of course, he is no stranger to us, having worked years ago for a short time as a market research consultant to us on an application we submitted to the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC),” says Mr. Ed Kostenski, President and CEO of Nationwide Equipment in the USA.
At Nationwide Equipment, he is expected to expand the Company’s equipment export business to Africa through aggressive customer-focused outreach and market-driven strategies that bring value to customers and aid in broader infrastructure development in those target countries.
In terms of timing, all three countries within his target footprints are pursuing ambitious infrastructure development agendas.
Founded in 1983, Nationwide Equipment has served customers in 60 countries and specializes in sale and financing of agricultural, mining, construction, energy, oil and gas, marine equipment, emergency ambulatory, waste-sanitation, etc.
As an industry leader, Nationwide Equipment has experience and resources to provide any project with high-quality equipment and world-class after sales support. With over 35 years of experience, including 12 years in supplying millions of dollars in the equipment of all types and sizes to Africa, the company is well positioned to assist on major infrastructure projects by providing adequate equipment.
In addition, as International Financiers and Fund Providers, the company specializes in structured finance and works with not only the largest lending institutions across the globe and Export Credit Agencies (ECA), but also has a well-defined network of various boutique banks, private finance institutions, and equity firms which have large appetites for emerging market risk not favored by mainstream lending institutions.
Utilizing Nationwide’s consortium of lenders and private investors, with each transaction comes syndication and creative means to raise capital for every customer equipment finance needs under very competitive pricing.
Prior to joining Nationwide Equipment, Mr. Caine worked as Director of Business Development and in other capacities for the Kay El Group (Hong Kong) in its Fortress Commodities Trading Division managing its commodities import business in Liberia and after that with other related trading companies within Kay El Group based in Nigeria and Ghana.
Earlier in his professional career, he worked at E*TRADE Financial in the Community Investments Division on core strategies in meeting investment requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and before that, at Fannie Mae in Government Relations & Regulatory Compliance.
He is a graduate of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School at New York University, and a graduate of Canisius College of Buffalo, New York.