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East Africa’s corporate specialist with global standards.

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Company registration in Kenya by a foreigner by OCL business associates


From East Africa, For East Africa.

OCL Business Associates is an African-focused corporate services specialist trusted to deliver with speed, flexibility and precision.

We have a genuine, on-the-ground presence in all of East Africa’s hardest-to-navigate markets. By staying on top of regulatory changes, we help our clients manage local governmental and administrative compliance issues quickly, with a minimum of fuss.

Countries in Africa
Global client centres
Active clients

Vision & mission

Elevating the standards of corporate governance in East Africa.

At OCL Business Associates, we aspire to become Africa’s premier corporate services firm, elevating the standards of corporate governance everywhere we operate.

We are active in all East African markets, with a particular focus on emerging East Africa, where it is difficult to find corporate services firms offering the same high standards and responsiveness as it is in the more mainstream locations such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The OCL difference

Built from the bottom up.

We are unique in the field of corporate services in East Africa in that OCL Business Associates is partner-owned and its partners are the largest shareholders in the company. What does it mean to you and your business?


Seamless regional service

In OCL’s obstacle-free structure, our partners have the drive and willingness to collaborate across borders irrespective of which of our offices will reap the benefit.

Hands-on attention

Our clients receive far more hands-on attention from our senior managers and partners than they would at Big Four firms or similar corporate services providers in East Africa.

Speed & flexibility

We are nimble, responsive and always able to help. Our partners can make swift and effective decisions on your behalf, cutting through bureaucracy and guiding you forward.

Brand values

Our beliefs unlock true potential.


Our local knowledge of complex East African markets is unparalleled. But we get the big picture, too — with a global perspective that will help your business interests prosper.


We help you navigate the most complex aspects of operating throughout East Africa. Applying speed and dexterity to win you success, our reliability eases anxiety and stress in your operations.


Innovative thinking and new technology are what make OCL different. Everything we do is geared to serve you and accelerate your business.


Across East African markets or in our own teams, working with you and for you, we believe combined efforts give the best outcome.


It’s emotional intelligence that really sets us apart, thanks to deep roots country-by-country. Driving your business forward with fairness and humility.