The Association exists as an independant, non-political body financed primarily from the subscriptions paid by its Members.

It is administered by a UK based Chief Executive and Secretary, appointed by an Executive Committee. The Chief Executive makes periodoc visitis to East African countries to maintain contact with members and the respective national governments. He is also in touch with various UK/European government departments, the diplomatic community based in London and various chambers of commerce and other bodies concerned with trade and investment in Africa.

Eastern Africa activities are managed by the regional representative based in Nairobi, supported by resident representatives in Kampala, Kigali, Dar-es-Salaam and Addis Ababa who keep the Association abreast of local developments and who maintain constant liaison between their members and the governments concerned.

Activites across East Africa are supported by our Local Advisory Committees, which represent key sector interests and comprise senior business figures drawn from the membership.

The EAA plays a complementary role to other local business organisations with whom we co-operate in many areas.

"The private sector is the key to sustainable economic development and the EAA plays a vital role representing the interests of foreign investors."