The last 10 years he has had a special focus on Sub-Sahara Africa where he started his own organization Africa’s Potential in Uganda 2007, which is a platform for boosting local entrepreneurship initaitves, such as the co-creation of the business incubator network Global Business Labs in Uganda, Namibia and Botswana in a joint venture between Stockholm School of Business Incubator and SIDA B4D. He’s also the Co-Founder of SWEACC – The Swedish East-African Chamber of Commerce which is boosting trade with the East African Community and has more then 200 member companies. Emre is a frequent inspirational lecturer as well when it comes to topics such as social entrepreneruship, emerging markets in Sub-Sahara and social innovation. Swedish business magazines such as Dagens Industri and Veckans Affärer has written about his initatives in Sub-Sahara. He has been awarded as one of the Top 100 most promising Swedes below the age of 40 in Shortcut magazine.
Today he has numerous of a Senior Adviser and board member appointments in for example: Somalias first ever business incubator iRise Hub Mogadishu. ORTEN.IO which is a platform where people no matter background , social status, gender, religion can meet and be inspired to co-operate within tech entrepreneurship in Sweden. He’s also a boardmember in the toptier Swedish Allsvenska footballclub Eskilstuna United where he’s the Head of CSR.