Mixing Business and Pleasure in Nigeria's Free Zones

Timapia Free Trade Zone and Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

In 2006 and 2007, Jean-Paul Gauthier helped launch the Tinapa Free Trade Zone and Resort and the Obudu Ranch in Calabar, Nigeria. Jean-Paul served as a liaison with the World Bank's Foreign Investment Advisory Service.

Tinapia uniquely combines retail, leisure, and tourism activities into a single free zone. The area was developed under a public-private partnership with the Cross River State Government.