About Us

All members of EMACOP are Angolan and want to assist in the rebuilding of Angola by offering effective consulting and business network services nationally and internationally to individuals and companies wanting to do business in Angola and thereby maximise growth and market penetration in the fast growing Angolan economy.


Kilson Kalanda

Managing Director

Kilson Kalanda

A successful business leader and entrepreneur, Kilson has been living in South Africa since 1996. He is Managing Director of EMACOP Consulting and co-founder and a Director of Kbonga BEE Verification and Certification Agency in Cape Town. His commitment, enthusiasm and passion for both doing business in Angola and also the BBBEE process is very much evident, as is his entrepreneurship. On the BEE side, Kilson has been invited to be a keynote speaker at a number of BBBEE conferences including the BEE Conference held in Durban and the BEE Conference held by the DTI and the Chambers of Commerce in Cape Town during 2006 and 2007. On the Angolan business side, Kilson was a keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual SA-Angola Trade and Investment Forum held in Johannesburg in July 2007.

Kilson has obtained a national diploma in Business Management as well as a national diploma in Retail Management, both through UNISA, and is currently studying towards a diploma in Advanced Marketing also through UNISA. With plenty of perseverance and will power, he created possibilities out of what might have seemed impossible for many. At the age of 24, Kilson was one of the youngest store managers for a big national retail company. There he won accolades for his enthusiasm, positive results and oriented approach to business.

City in Angola

Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the capital and largest city of Angola. Located on Angola's coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola's chief seaport and administrative center.

Rig off the coast

Oil is the backbone of the Angola's economy. This sector makes up over 90% of the Country's exports. The first oil surveys date back to 1906, and it was not until 1955 that the first oil well was discovered. In 1966, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company discovered important oil reserves in Cabinda.

From then on, oil started playing one of the most important roles in the Angolan economy, having surpassed coffee in oil exports as of 1973.

As independence was proclaimed in 1975, Angola ranked third on the list of Africa's most important oil producing countries after Nigeria and Gabon. Angola is currently the second oil producer with over 1 million b/d output, and it is expected that by next year it will overtake Nigeria, with a current output of 2.3 million b/d.