- FILLING A VOID IN AFRICA: GREG MARCHAND
Marchand, 35, founded Chicago-based Gizmos L.L.C., and after seeing a demand for IT products and services in Africa, expanded his venture to Zambia. He heads Gizmos’ African division, Gizmos Ltd., which provides business solutions to the Sub-Saharan African business community. With nearly $1 million in revenues in 2010, Gizmos’ clients include the MTN Group, a multinational mobile telecom company, and UNICEF.
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