NFQ Group expands to Africa

By Phong Vân   December 28, 2022 | 02:00 am PT
NFQ Group, a partner for digital business for customer worldwide, has continued its international expansion and gained a foothold in Africa by taking a majority stake in Cairo-based

The stake purchase is expected to boost NFQ’s portfolio of remote IT resources alongside established operations in Asia and Europe, and give it direct access to Africa’s highly-regarded resources of IT, e-commerce talent and expertise.

NFQ Group has operations in Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Egypt, Thailand & Vietnam. The merger with LLC means NFQ Group now has more than 900 employees at 10 locations across three continents.

NFQ Group co-founder Lars Jankowfsky said: "I strongly believe that Vienam and Africa plays a vital role in the development of the worldwide IT ecosystem, and our new access to the continent’s depth of available talent brings great opportunities."

"We chose Egypt to make our debut in Africa because the education, English skills and attitude of its software engineers are among the best we have seen worldwide," Lars Jankowfsky added.

NFQ Groups team in Africa branch. Photo by NFQ

NFQ Group's team in Africa branch. Photo by NFQ

In Cairo, founder and managing director Senan Sharhan leads a team of almost 30 highly-qualified employees who design and develop cutting-edge digital projects. They provide larger European and Arab e-commerce and digital providers with targeted, expert, innovative and flexible support for agile software projects.

With new access to Africa’s highly-skilled developers, NFQ Group aims to enhance the strength of its team in Europe and Asia, enabling further expansion of its customer base and entry into other markets.

The company provides digital strategy and execution to entrepreneurs seeking scaling and competitive advantages enabled by software engineering and product development, business digitalization, business intelligence and data science.

NFQ also provides UX, UI, CRO and consulting services, for travel, omnichannel retail, transport, logistics and sharing economy businesses across the globe. NFQ has built high-competence software engineering teams to work on the core of KAYAK and drive technology for the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace HomeToGo.

In the past NFQ has also built a leading flight search platform Swoodoo in Germany and DACH.

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