Angolan executive Joaquim Sebastiao has garnered worldwide recognition for his expertise and leadership in several industries, including architecture, civil engineering, real estate, import/export, and construction actuation. In his various roles with organizations such as Soimob Building Society Limited, Afroblocos Limited, and JS Jacob SGPS, SA, Joaquim Sebastiao strives to improve services, construction, and import/export operations in order to benefit the Angolan community. Since the Angolan civil war ended in 2002, both the government and private investors have worked tirelessly to restore and stabilize the country’s economy. With a newly liberated economy, Angola has attracted international trade relationships and extensive foreign investment, which has resulted in significant developments within the import and export industry. Angola predominantly exports petroleum oils, crude oils and diamonds, mostly to China, the United States, and Europe. Appliances for valves controlled by thermostats account for most of Angola’s imported products, closely followed by machinery parts and beer. Almost 40 percent of imports into Angola originate in Portugal; the two countries share a trade relationship that has existed since colonial times. An additional 21 percent of imports come from the United Kingdom.