Welcome to AFSIC
Investment Conference

2nd - 4th May 2018

This is Africa’s Century – Don’t Miss Out

AFSIC, now in its 6th year, takes place 2nd to 4th May 2018 in London. AFSIC is one of the most important Africa investor events globally and is believed to be the largest annual Africa investment event in Europe.

Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world. Multiple indicators suggest that Africa has entered a cycle of strong economic growth that will match that experienced by Asia over the past decades. Global investors are positioning themselves to understand the increasingly evident opportunities across Africa in greater depth. AFSIC is firmly focused on matching investors to investment opportunities in Africa, and has multiple networking events designed within the 2 and half day event, which has resulted in it gaining considerable popularity with investors, dealmakers and business leaders from across Africa. With business leaders from around 30 African countries expected to attend in 2018, and with over 200 speakers and participants in our new country sessions, and an expected 700+ delegates, AFSIC provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and nurture a robust, high quality network of business contacts across the continent.

The wide spread of business leaders attending from across Africa attracts a significant proportion of major institutional investors focused on investment into Africa. These investors include Sovereign Wealth Funds, Supranational investors, listed equity and private equity investors, African regulated asset managers, alongside impact investors such as DFIs and microfinance focused investors.

AFSIC is fast becoming the premier investor event for Africa. Its mandate helps broaden horizons and broker new partnerships focussed on good quality, long-term investments in Africa.  AFSIC aims to unlock a valuable dividend for both investors and companies operating within the new dynamic African economic environment.

We very much look forward to seeing you in London from 2nd-4th May 2018, Park Plaza Riverbank, London.  Save the Date !


Park Plaza Riverbank London is a stunning 4-star deluxe hotel – perfect for business or pleasure due to its state-of-the-art facilities and impressive location.


Sponsorship of AFSIC will provide your company with unparalleled visibility across all countries in Africa, and within Africa’s investor universe.


Subscribe for updates to one of the most important African investment events held globally, with companies from over 40 African countries expected to attend.


Registration is now open for AFSIC 2018.  Early Bird and multiple book discounts are available.


Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, Africa

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, Africa

Keletsosiste Olebile

Acting Chief Executive

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Solomon Lartey

Managing Director/CEO

Activa International Insurance, Ghana

Catherine Wines


WorldRemit, All of Africa

Christian Lim


AfricInvest, Africa

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), South Africa

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique, All Africa

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Hamou Ninouche

Head of Department - Marine & Inland Cargo Insurance

C.A.A.T, Algeria

Pacôme Zahabi

Senior Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Tom Fairburn


The Baobab Network

Kato Mukuru

MD, Head of Frontier Research

EFG Hermes, Africa

Nieros Oyegun

Head of Network, The Africa List

CDC Group, All Africa

Asha Mehta

Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, Africa

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive

Pangaea Securities, Zambia

Richard Tait

Head of Investments

Mangwana Capital

Christelle Kupa

Business Development

Lendable, East Africa

Adrien Diouf

Managing Director

Agence UMOA-Titres, West Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Eddie Chibi


Cassava FinTech Zimbabwe

Farrukh Raza

Managing Director

IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services)

Dr. Edward George

Country Head, UK Representative Office & Head of Group Research

Ecobank, Middle Africa

Martin M. Makgatlhe

Chief Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Greg Metro

Managing Director - Head of Africa

Schulze Global Investments, Ethiopia

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, Africa

Robert Zegers

Chief Investment Officer/Venture Capital Coordinator

African Development Bank, All Africa

Saad Sheikh

Head of private investments

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, Africa

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

Michaël Knaute

Regional Manager Africa & MENA

Triodos Investment Management, Africa & MENA

Tim Nuy

Deputy CEO

MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jesse Corradi

Head of Africa

USAID Development Credit Authority, All of Africa

Graham Sheward

Managing Director, SGG Mauritius

SGG Group, All Africa

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Michael Kowalski

Managing Partner

I.D. Inspiring Development GmbH

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Rutendo Hlatshwayo

Head of Legal

I-Pay Secure Payment Pty Ltd, South Africa

Serge Mian

Head of Investor Relations

Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

Ben Mbanga

Strategic Advisor

Mangwana Capital

Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Pharos Investment Banking, Egypt

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, Africa

John Lwande

Program Director, ABF (Africa Board Fellowship) Program

Accion, Africa

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Ken Simwaba

Managing Director

Altus Financial Services Limited, Zambia

Olufunmi Adepoju CFA, FRM

Managing Partner

PearlMutual Consulting Ltd, Nigeria

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Brett Mallen

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Sanlam Africa Investments

Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Jean Craven

Director and CEO

Barak Fund Management, Africa

Suzanne Biegel

Chief Catalyst

Catalyst At Large, East Africa

Sailesh Navsaria

Regional Market Head, Africa

Minerva Trust

Vahid Monadjem


Nomanini, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kwabena Appanteng

Vice President

Verdant Capital, Ghana

Carlo Dickson

Managing Director

Ke Nako Capital, South Africa

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, Africa

Sega Balde

Secretary General of the West African Bankers' Association

West African Bankers' Association, West Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head

Amethis Finance

Mohamed Elakhdar

Managing Director - Investment Banking

Beltone Financial, Egypt

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Chuma Ajene

Head of Investments and Corporate Development

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Grégoire Danel-Fedou

Group Deputy CEO and COO

Advans Group, SSA, North Africa

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Kusanya Frederick Shindika


Serenity Capital Fund, Tanzania

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Frontier & Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Nitin Collappen

Managing Director

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd, All Africa

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner

TPG Growth, Africa

Jyrki Koskelo

Senior Advisor, Board Member

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

George Asante

Managing Principal & Head of Markets – Ex. SA

Barclays Africa Group

Mohamed Kalif

Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion

Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion, All of Africa

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc.,Tanzania

John Beckham

Chief Investment Officer

MicroVest Capital Management, SSA

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Principal Partner

Alitheia Identity, All Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo


Baylis Emerging Markets, Pan-African

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


Claudia Huber

Member of the Board of Directors


Dare Okoudjou

Chief Executive Officer

MFS Africa

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa Group, All Africa

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Hossam Rageh

Head of Financial Institutions Group

Commercial International Bank

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

Deutsche Bank AG

Sean Kidney


Climate Bonds Initiative

Susan Mboya

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Hirander Misra


FinComEco Limited, All Africa

Vidur Ramdin

Director of Communications and Marketing

African Solidarity Fund, Niger

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, Africa

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Sales

Investec, Africa

Barry Cooper

Technical Director

Cenfri, All of Africa

Michael Oluwagbemi

Executive Partner

LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited

Andrew Takyi-Appiah

Managing Director


Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

H. John Wilson

Manager, IFC Financial Institutions Group

IFC, Africa

Adenike Kuti

Associate Director

LeapFrog Investments, Pan-African

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


GuarantCo, Africa

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana

Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Micheal Akampa

CEO & Co-founder

Traction Capital, East Africa

Leon Isaacs

Chief Executive Officer

DMA Global (DMAG), All of Africa

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination

Miradi Capital, Africa

Peter Bartlett

MD, Head of Sales Frontiers & Africa

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner | Group Head, Corporate & Commercial


Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion

Proparco, All Africa

Mark Simmonds

Ex FCO - UK Minister for Africa

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, Africa

Dr Estelle Brack

Head of International & Economics, BU Consumer Solutions, Natixis Payments

BPCE Group

Zin Bekkali


Silk Invest, Africa

Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, Africa

Tracey Webb

Vice President, Structured Finance & Insurance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Philip Buyskes



Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, Africa

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

George Bodo

Head of Banking Research

Ecobank Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jorge Ruiz

CEO & Founder

above & beyond, All of Africa

Edward Galante

Executive Director

Mangwana Capital

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

Edward Voelcker


Castleman Consulting

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity, Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Steve Iwenjora

Senior Vice President

African Capital Alliance, West Africa

Dawit Haileyesus Denegetu

Team leader Branding and Promotion

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopia & Kenya

Mark Mikwamba

Managing Director

Old Mutual Investment Group Malawi, Southern Africa

Seilaneng Godisang


Kelobang Godisang Attorneys, Botswana

Dolika Banda


African Risk Capacity Insurance (ARC), All Africa

Lord Anthony St John

African Business Solutions, Africa

Saugata Bandyopadhyay

Founder & Managing Director

DIGITIAN Investment Inc, East Africa

Albert Alsina

Founder and CEO

Mediterrania Capital Partners, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network, Ghana

Charlotte Ward

Senior Partner & Chief Operating Officer

AHL Ventures

Marc Immerman


Metier Sustainable Capital, Africa

Dan Zook

Director of Investments

ISF Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Nikhel Chung Sam Wan

Head of Business Development

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd

Tawiah Ben-Ahmed

Country Head/CEO

Metropolitan Group Ghana

Ayodele Olatiregun

Chief Financial Officer

Radix Pension Managers Limited, West Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Funding & Treasury

Baobab Group, Africa

Khaled Ben Jilani

Senior Partner

AfricInvest, Tunisia

Martin Baart


ecoligo GmbH, East & West Africa

Nick Hughes

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

M-KOPA Solar

Phillip Myburgh

Partner (CEO)

Ethos Mezzanine Partners, Eastern & Southern Africa

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Stephen Haggard

Executive Chair

Eneza Education, All Africa

Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, Africa

Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, Africa

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, Africa

Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Michael Abayomi


Verite Microfinance Bank Nigeria, West Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Ololade Adesola

Nigeria Country Representative

The Microfinance Association, U.K.

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Africa

Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Rt Hon Baroness Northover

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Angola and Zambia

Department for International Trade

Rob Stangroom

Investor Relations

AfricanFinancials, Zimbabwe

Mark Richards


Exotix, Africa

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Andrew Bainbridge

Group Chief Executive Officer

SBM Holdings

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa

Frank-Astère Ndiyo-Butoyi

Investment Manager

Amethis Finance

Gaimin Nonyane

Head of Economic Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, Africa

David McEvoy

Management Office

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

Victor Zirebwa

Head of Dealing

Imara Capital Securities, Botswana

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, Africa

Olga Sclovscaia

Global Head, Sector Manager, Operations, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

World Bank Group/MIGA, Africa

MacDonald Gomo


Verdant Capital

Kaunapaua Ndilula

Managing Director

Business Financial Solutions (BFS), SADC

Jonathan Stichbury


Sanlam Investments East Africa, Kenya

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West Africa, East Africa

Maria Largey

Director & Head of Financial Institutions, Equity Investments

CDC, Africa

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited, East Africa

Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana

Heri Bomani

Founder & Managing Director

Pangani Group, Tanzania, East Africa

Cacious Siboleka

Private Equity Specialist

Government Institutions Pension Fund, Namibia, Africa

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Nothando Ndebele

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group

Barclays Africa Group

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sarga Coulibaly

Head of Modeling for Securitization Americas

Credit Agricole CIB

Albert Maasland

Chief Executive Officer

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

Nicholas Smalle


Apis partners, Africa

Leo Manezhu Gaviao

Founder & Managing Director

CrowdFund Africa, Southern Africa

Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

David Ekabouma

Head of Business Development

The African Guarantee Fund, Kenya