Bizzell Global Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Bizzell Global Welcomes New Chief of Staff

July 24, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) – Kwame Phillips joins Bizzell Global Ventures (Bizzell) as the Chief of Staff in the New Carrollton headquarters. Mr. Phillips will work closely with the executive leadership team to streamline processes, enhance communication channels, and reinforce Bizzell’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of its operations.

“I look forward to partnering with my new colleagues to further our shared goals of strategic innovation and drive for excellence,” remarked Mr. Phillips. “Bizzell has demonstrated a reputation for empowering communities worldwide through sustainable, equitable, data-driven solutions.”

Mr. Phillips brings nine years of experience in diversity education, strategic retention initiatives, leadership development programs, and leading business resource groups. Prior to joining Bizzell, Mr. Phillips was the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Office of Diversity & Inclusion. In this capacity, Mr. Phillips was responsible for leading the department, charting its key priorities, and guiding a team of more than 30 professionals, interns, and graduate assistants, and supporting thirty-seven intercultural affinity groups. Mr. Phillips received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics and his Master of Arts in Professional Communications and Leadership from Georgia Southern University (formerly Armstrong State University).

“With the addition of Mr. Phillips to our leadership team, we are confident that Bizzell Global is poised to reach new heights and remain at the forefront of our industry,” said Anton C. Bizzell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bizzell Global.

About Bizzell Global Ventures

Bizzell Global Ventures, LLC (Bizzell) is a strategy, consulting, and technology solutions provider headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland. Bizzell is a partner of choice by federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations. With a strong emphasis on innovation and impact, Bizzell transforms small ideas into powerful catalysts that drive change across markets worldwide. Learn more at

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Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Visits Bizzell Corporate Headquarters

Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Visits Bizzell Corporate Headquarters

April 7, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) – Bizzell welcomed Her Excellency Marie-Hélène Mathey-Boo Lowumba, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to our corporate headquarters on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The visit provided an opportunity for Bizzell to highlight its commitment to community development and social responsibility in partnership with the DRC.

During her visit, Ambassador Lowumba met with Bizzell Chairman and CEO, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, and other key executives, to discuss Bizzell’s activities in the DRC, as well as its ongoing efforts to promote sustainable development, social responsibility, and youth empowerment. They discussed ways in which Bizzell can continue to support economic growth and job creation in the DRC, as well as further opportunities for collaboration and the importance of building strategic partnerships.

“We are honored to have welcomed Her Excellency Lowumba to our corporate headquarters and to have the opportunity to discuss our shared commitment to sustainable development in the DRC,” said Bizzell. “As a multi-national company, we are committed to collaborating closely with our partners in the DRC to make sure that our endeavors provide local solutions to benefit the community and have a global impact to offer a more sustainable future for all.”

(L to R) Celestin Lombe, First Counselor; Bill Scarbrough, PhD, VP Health Solutions, Bizzell; Yomi Jones, Chief Investment And Finacial Officer, Bizzell; Rose Amolo, VP Global Programs, Bizzell; Dale Clark, Senior Consultant, Bizzell; Mireille Mangambu Tshimini, Attache; Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO, Bizzell; Marie-Hélène Mathey-Boo Lowumba, Ambassador Extraordinary; Dominique Lubilu  Mubiyayi, First Counselor; Tresor Mpumbu Mukadi, First Secretary; Catherine Mobutu, Attaché

ABZL International Launches Food Security Venture in Tanzania

ABZL International Launches Food Security Venture in Tanzania

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit draws to a close, ABZL International is pleased to announce a new venture based in the Republic of Tanzania to address food security challenges. The goal of this deliberate international investment is to increase agricultural productivity and resilient food systems.

It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will increase by approximately two billion more people which will require a 70 percent increase in global food production to feed them. With these challenges facing the world, ABZL International, a Bizzell Company, has made food security a strategic priority. Through ABZL Tanzania, ABZL International is supporting local farmers and increasing distribution of food from the Republic of Tanzania to other nations around the world.

About ABZL International

ABZL International, Inc., a Bizzell Company, focuses on the provision of effective, efficient, timely, and fiscally responsible solutions that improve the quality of life for people in low, emerging, and middle-income countries. To learn more or partner with ABZL International, visit: or email


Bizzell Delivers Clean Water Projects in Two Underserved Communities in Nigeria

water tower plaque dedication in Ekiti State Nigeria
L-R: Chief (Dr.) Anton C. ‘Ọmọ́wálé’ Bizzell, His Royal Majesty Oba Dr. Solomon Ilesanmi Ajibade JP (Ajigbotoluwa 1), the Owa of Odo Ayedun-Ekiti, H.E. Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Ekiti First Lady, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure and Public Utilities, and Prince Michael Ogungbemi, Chairman Ajoni, LCDA at the commissioning.

Bizzell Delivers Clean Water Projects in Two Underserved Communities in Nigeria

September 8th, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) – Recently, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) constructed and handed over two water projects donated to two underserved communities, Odo Ayedun-Ekiti and Oke Ako-Ekiti, both located in Ajoni Local Council Development Area in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The projects were commissioned by the Ekiti State First lady, Her Excellency Erelu Bisi Fayemi in the presence of Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, CEO of Bizzell on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in a colorful ceremony.

water tower project in Ekiti State Nigeria

The two identical projects located in the Odo Ayedun and Oke Ako communities have a standard borehole 328 feet deep supported by a solar powered pump of over 400 feet capacity. Each facility comprises a 5,000 liters capacity ground tank that first steps down the water received from the water table before transmitting through two fiber cylinder bottle water treatment plants, and then sends the water to the 10,000 liters overhead tank before delivery to the water point platform where individuals in the communities can then collect clean water. Both are powered by state of the art energy efficient solar panels.

water tower dedication ceremony in Ekiti State NigeriaThe projects were donated as part of Bizzell’s corporate social responsibility and addresses both sustainable and equitable access to safe drinking water which remains a challenge in Nigeria. “It is estimated that more than 60 million people in Nigeria do not have access to basic clean water supply and that number grows each year as a result of climate change and population growth”, according to Dr. Bizzell. “Water saves lives and providing clean water is more important now than ever which is why we decided to construct and donate  the water projects to the Odo Ayedub and Oke Ako communities in the Ekiti State of Nigeria”.

water tower dedication ceremony in Ekiti State NigeriaThe commissioning of the projects was preceded by a ceremony at the palace of the traditional ruler of Odo Ayedun-Ekiti, His Royal Majesty Oba Dr. Solomon Ilesanmi Ajibade JP (Ajigbotoluwa I), the Owa of Odo Ayedun, who expressed his gratitude on behalf of the community, and conferred the chieftaincy title of Balógun Akórewọ̀lú of Odo Ayedun-Ekiti on Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, in recognition of his contribution to the development of the community. Dr. Bizzell, an African-American who traces his ancestry to Nigeria through ancestry DNA testing was also named ‘Ọmọ́wálé’ and welcomed as a son of the community.

water tower dedication ceremony in Ekiti State NigeriaThe chieftaincy and commissioning ceremonies were witnessed by a mammoth crowd from the community, as well as senior government officials, traditional rulers, and other community stakeholders. The Ekiti First Lady H.E. Erelu Bisi Fayemi, on behalf of the Government of Ekiti State, thanked Bizzell for the kind gesture and appealed to them to favorably consider scaling up the intervention to benefit more communities. In her words, “You will find the Government and people of Ekiti state – the land of honor – to be people of integrity, who will always follow through with commitments they make to you and ensure such interventions are protected and well maintained.”

Mr. Akin Rotimi, a community leader and facilitator of the project stated that “the initiative goes a long way in consolidating the cordial relationship between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United States of America and is a demonstration of citizen diplomacy championed by well-meaning Americans in collaboration with Nigerians who have worked together to deliver the project”.

Picture of water project in Ekiti State Nigeria.