Ojeaga A. Longe, CGBP

Ojeaga Longe is an International Trade Consultant with prior experience in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Venture Agreements. In his position as Director of the Tennessee Regional Export Network (TREN), he is able to provide expert advice and counseling for Tennessee based businesses, looking to expand through international trade, by helping them with market research reports, ranking markets according to various parameters, business partner search, identification of trade shows and trade fairs both within the United States and abroad.

He also helps businesses put together export business plans, which are key tools for all businesses. It puts them on a clear path to their international trade success, and helps with forecasting, and obtaining funding.

As a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), he is also skilled in areas such as supply chain management, trade finance, global business management, and global marketing.

Mr. Longe pursued the CGBP certification to give him a better understanding of the mechanics of international trade, and has helped him being a more effective counselor for businesses looking to enter international trade.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Benin, and a Master of Laws (L.L.M. from Vanderbilt University Law School).

Ojeaga’s time working as an international corporate attorney sparked his interest in international trade. Furthermore, he interned with the international director of the state of Tennessee, which gave him the opportunity to explore international trade in more detail.

Mr. Longe was given the opportunity to speak at a panel discussion during the US-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC. This experience further developed his insight into international trade.

One of his greatest achievements is his contribution to building an export assistance network for the state of Tennessee.

Hosting “Export 101” seminars across the state of Tennessee (in partnership with the Director of the Ex-Im Bank, and the SBA International Loan Office) has exposed Ojeaga to international trade loans and credit insurance packages, which he otherwise would have known little about.