The author, John Akhile, is a man of varied entrepreneurial accomplishment in several fields. His range of interest includes fields as diverse from one another as; international trade, real estate and restaurants, demonstrating his keen interest in international affairs and in the cultural underpinnings of society. In many respects he is as a true “Renaissance” man because he has great depth of knowledge and command in many diverse fields. However his central passion has been the African continent and people, having concentrated on the issues hindering development and growth in African countries for more than more three decades. It has led to one self-published book and Unleashed.

The first one is Compensatory Trade Strategy: How to Fund Import-Export Trade and Industrial Projects When Hard Currency is in Short Supply and now, Unleashed: a New Paradigm of African Trade with the World. Compensatory trade strategy was written to address the trade and industrial financing deficiencies hampering aggressive economic development in African countries using compensatory trade techniques such as Offsets, Direct Compensation and Evidence Accounts. As African countries embrace the importance of deploying an all of the above strategy for development and intra-African trade, Compensatory trade Strategy will be a good reference for policy makers. “Unleashed” addresses the root cause of “competitive ineptitude,” an unwillingness to mix it up in the global market place of goods and services, which is the preeminent damming agent of initiatives by African leaders.

International Trade, Real Estate and Restaurants

At varying points along the way, John Akhile Sr. has owned and run an international trade business; owned a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio comprised of 145 apartment units in Chicago Illinois; and was a partner with former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield in a much publicized restaurant venture in Atlanta Ga. He is a natural entrepreneur and a firm advocate of free enterprise economy. The Author is a father of two.