The African Management Services Company (AMSCO) is a pan-African private sector development group that provides bespoke human capital solutions. Our core focus is partnership-driven capacity and skills development to assist African organisations in becoming leaders in their field.
We offer a comprehensive integrated service package designed to fulfil the unique needs of businesses on the African continent.
To assist African enterprises in becoming globally competitive, profitable and sustainable
To build management capacity within African enterprises by providing management and training support, primarily to African SMEs
- PEOPLE: Everyone matters
- PASSION: Personifies our ambition
- TEAMWORK: Collaboration takes us further
- EXCELLENCE: Nothing less is acceptable
- CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: The foundation of our business
Since 1989, our legacy has been built on passion for people combined with our ongoing ambition to turn sub-Saharan organisations into thriving African enterprises.
The company was established to implement the African Training and Management Services (ATMS) Project, a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) with other Development Finance Institutions as key partners. AMSCO has worked with over 1,000 businesses across 29 African countries resulting in significant socio-economic growth.
AMSCO’s strengths in managing projects emanate from its genetic make-up as the exclusive implementing partner of the longest and most ambitious private sector development programme in Africa – the ATMS Project.
Seeking to bridge the gap between skills development and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa’s private sector, AMSCO BV was established and registered in the Kingdom of The Netherlands to implement this ATMS Project. The Stichting African Training and Management Services (ATMS) Foundation was established to be responsible for collecting and disbursing donor funds provided to the Project. Interventions across Africa were made possible by the endorsement of host governments.
AMSCO managed five successive cycles of the ATMS Project dating back to 1989, traditionally focused on interim secondment of experienced management experts and training for clients that use the secondment service.
We evolved to have a holistic approach to enterprise development that incorporated technical assistance to clients and industries, supporting the economic transformation of the continent through broader human capital development services.
Companies supported under the Project have demonstrated strong revenue growth and generated employment. An analysis of the ATMS IV project cycle confirmed that client revenues grew nearly six times over the project cycle. In addition, AMSCO, with the support of the ATMS Foundation, managed over US$60 million in development funds on behalf of donors.
This history and track record uniquely positions AMSCO to be a partner of choice for governments, development financiers, development agencies and the private sector to achieve large scale socio-economic transformation of Africa.