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 Africa investment event taking place annually 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 35 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 listed and private equity firms, direct investors, endowments, foundations, family offices, private banks, sovereign wealth funds, DFIs, IFIs, impact investors, microfinance investors alongside a wide range of African based investors, and fund of fund 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.


Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Hossam Rageh

Head of Financial Institutions Group

Commercial International Bank

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head

Amethis Finance

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Frontier & Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Muhammad Jibrin

Chief Executive Officer

SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Mohamed Kalif

Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion

African Development Bank, All Africa

Mark Mikwamba

Managing Director

Old Mutual Investment Group Malawi, Southern Africa

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination

Miradi Capital, All Africa

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Evans Osano

Director - Financial Markets

FSD Africa

Lord Anthony St John

African Business Solutions, All Africa

Brett Mallen

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Sanlam Africa Investments

Nick O’Donohoe

Chief Executive


Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Ken Simwaba

Managing Director

Altus Financial Services Limited, Zambia

Frank-Astère Ndiyo-Butoyi

Investment Manager

Amethis Finance

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, All Africa

Batanai Matsika

Senior Associate - Advisory Services

Akribos Capital Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Jean Craven

Director and CEO

Barak Fund Management, All Africa

Solomon Lartey

Managing Director/CEO

Activa International Insurance, Ghana

John Beckham

Chief Investment Officer

MicroVest Capital Management, SSA

Nicholas Smalle


Apis Partners, All Africa

Alexander Hadden

Director, Structured Finance & Insurance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tim Nuy


MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Barry Cooper

Technical Director

Cenfri, All Africa

Stephen Whale

Group Director - Private Wealth Services (Jersey)

JTC, All Africa

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

Stanley Anyetei

Investment Officer

Triodos Investment Management, All Africa

Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, All Africa

K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity, Africa

Laurent Klein

Head of Capital Markets Group

FINCA Impact Finance, All Africa

George Asante

Managing Principal & Head of Markets – Ex. SA

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique, All Africa

Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

Richard Tait

Head of Investments

Mangwana Capital

Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, All Africa

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Principal Partner

Alitheia IDF, All Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Sarga Coulibaly

Head of Modeling for Securitization Americas

Credit Agricole CIB

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Jonathan Stichbury


Sanlam Investments East Africa, Kenya

Nikhel Chung Sam Wan

Head of Business Development

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd

Logan Wright


Clifford Chance LLP, All Africa

Nothando Ndebele

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Sailesh Navsaria

Regional Market Head, Africa

Minerva Trust

Michael Kowalski

Managing Partner

I.D. Inspiring Development GmbH

Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

KAMCO Investment Company, Egypt

Saugata Bandyopadhyay

Founder & Managing Director

DIGITIAN Investment Inc, East Africa

Grégoire Danel-Fedou

Group Deputy CEO and COO

Advans Group, SSA, North Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Chief Executive Officer

MFS Africa

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, All Africa

Eddie Chibi


Cassava FinTech Zimbabwe

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Mark Simmonds

Ex FCO - UK Minister for Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

Ayodele Olatiregun

Chief Financial Officer

Radix Pension Managers Limited, West Africa

Edward Galante

Executive Director

Mangwana Capital

Lorna Smith

Executive Director

BVI Finance

Chuma Ajene

Head of Investments and Corporate Development

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Adrien Diouf

Managing Director

Agence UMOA-Titres, West Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Olga Sclovscaia

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

World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Carlo Dickson

Managing Director

Ke Nako Capital, South Africa

Farrukh Raza

Managing Director

IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services)

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

Gaimin Nonyane

Head of Economic Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Maria Largey

Director & Head of Financial Institutions, Equity Investments

CDC, All Africa

Olufunmi Adepoju CFA, FRM

Managing Partner

PearlMutual Consulting Ltd, Nigeria

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


Cardano Development, All Africa

Rt Hon Lord Bates

Minister of State

UK Department for International Development

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Heri Bomani

Founder & Managing Director

Pangani Group, Tanzania, East Africa

Jyrki Koskelo

Member of the Investment Committee & Senior Advisor

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

Martin Baart


ecoligo GmbH, East & West Africa

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, All Africa

Carlos Kalambay Kabangu

Managing Director


Nick Hughes

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

M-KOPA Solar

Tom Fairburn


The Baobab Network

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Funding & Treasury

Baobab Group, Africa

James Bryant

Director, Head of Operations Funds (Jersey)

Highvern, All Africa

Christelle Kupa


Uhusiano Capital

Charlotte Ward

Senior Partner & Chief Operating Officer

AHL Ventures

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion

Proparco, All Africa

Philip Buyskes



Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, All Africa

Dave Uduanu

Managing Director

Sigma Pensions Limited, Nigeria

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Mark Napier


FSD Africa

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), South Africa

Hemal Mehta


AtomInvest, Pan African

Kaunapaua Ndilula

Managing Director

Business Financial Solutions (BFS), SADC

Isaac Junior Damptey

Managing Director

Axe Capital Advisors Limited

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

Suzanne Biegel

Chief Catalyst

Catalyst At Large, East Africa

Khaled Ben Jilani

Senior Partner

AfricInvest, Tunisia

Vahid Monadjem


Nomanini, Sub-Saharan Africa

Claudia Huber

Member of the Board of Directors


Asha Mehta

Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, All Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Ravin Dajee

Managing Director

Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited

Jibril Aku


SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Rui Oliveira

Chief Executive Officer

BFA Gestão de Activos

Thomas de Dreux-Brézé

Head of Strategy


Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

MacDonald Gomo


Verdant Capital

Albert Maasland

Chief Executive Officer

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Eric V. Guichard

Founder & CEO

Homestrings, All Africa

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, All Africa

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited, East Africa

Robert Zegers

Chief Investment Officer/Venture Capital Coordinator

African Development Bank, All Africa

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Sean Gammon


Imara Capital Zimbabwe

Serge Mian

Head of Investor Relations

Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

Peter Heijen



Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kwabena Appanteng

Vice President

Verdant Capital, Ghana

Edward Voelcker


Castleman Consulting

Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana

Greg Davis

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ecobank, All Africa

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Stephen Haggard

Executive Chair

Eneza Education, All Africa

Victor Zirebwa

Head of Dealing

Imara Capital Securities, Botswana

David McEvoy

Management Office

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

Zin Bekkali


Silk Invest, All Africa

Ben Mbanga

Strategic Advisor

Mangwana Capital

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

Rutendo Hlatshwayo

Head of Legal

I-Pay Secure Payment Pty Ltd, South Africa

Christian Lim


AfricInvest, All Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Cacious Siboleka

Private Equity Specialist

Government Institutions Pension Fund, All Africa

Vitumbiko Mumba

Managing Director

FinanceRite Ltd

Gavin Wilkins

Client Relationship Director and Group Head of Intermediaries

Minerva Trust Company, All Africa

Catherine Wines


WorldRemit, All Africa

Keletsosiste Olebile

Acting Chief Executive

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Moody's Investor Service, All Africa

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network, Ghana

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West & East Africa

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

Deutsche Bank AG

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, All Africa

Susan Mboya

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Kusanya Frederick Shindika


Serenity Capital Fund, Tanzania

H. John Wilson

Manager, Financial Institutions Group

IFC, All Africa

Leon Isaacs

Chief Executive Officer

DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner | Group Head, Corporate & Commercial


Kato Mukuru

MD, Head of Frontier Research

EFG Hermes, All Africa

Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


Matthew Amlôt


Banker Africa, All Africa

Sean Kidney


Climate Bonds Initiative

Steve Iwenjora

Senior Vice President

African Capital Alliance, West Africa

Albert Alsina

Founder and CEO

Mediterrania Capital Partners, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

Rob Stangroom

Investor Relations

AfricanFinancials, Zimbabwe

David Ekabouma

Head of Business Development

The African Guarantee Fund, Kenya

Saad Sheikh

Head of Private Investments

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Jesse Corradi

Head of Africa

USAID Development Credit Authority, All Africa

Mark Richards


Exotix, All Africa

Graham Sheward

Managing Director, SGG Mauritius

SGG Group, All Africa

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner

TPG Growth, All Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Sales

Investec, All Africa

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, All Africa

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Helena Green

Assistant Director - Global Business Development

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, All Africa

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, All Africa

Seilaneng Godisang


Kelobang Godisang Attorneys, Botswana

Matthew Flannery


Branch International

Franklin Olakunle Amoo


Baylis Emerging Markets, Pan-African

Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Greg Metro

Managing Director - Head of Africa

Schulze Global Investments, Ethiopia

Ololade Adesola

Nigeria Country Representative

The Microfinance Association, U.K.

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, All Africa

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew Takyi-Appiah

Managing Director


Jorge Ruiz

CEO & Founder

above & beyond, All Africa

Dan Zook

Director of Investments

ISF Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa

Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Dolika Banda


African Risk Capacity Insurance (ARC), All Africa

Nitin Collappen

Managing Director

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd, All Africa

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc., Tanzania

Shakir Merali


LGT Impact, All Africa

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive

Pangaea Securities, Zambia

Martin M. Makgatlhe

Chief Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Ufuoma Eghwerehe

Country Manager - Nigeria

Oikocredit International

Rt Hon Baroness Northover

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Angola and Zambia

Department for International Trade

Nieros Oyegun

Head of Network, The Africa List

CDC Group, All Africa

Dr. Edward George

Country Head, UK Representative Office & Head of Group Research

Ecobank, Middle Africa

Duarte Pedreira

Head of Trade Finance

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mitesh Patelia

Corporate Finance Partner (London)

Crowe Clark Whitehill, All Africa

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, All Africa

Hirander Misra


FinComEco Limited, All Africa

Pacôme Zahabi

Senior Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mediterrania Capital Partners

George Bodo

Head of Banking Research

Ecobank Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa