AFSIC - Investing in Africa

Leading Africa Investment Event Globally

AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa. AFSIC, now in its 8th year, takes place 5th to 7th May 2020 in London. AFSIC is entirely focused on highlighting Africa’s most interesting investment opportunities and offering Africa’s business leaders the opportunity to hold highly focused investment meetings with the continent’s most important investors and proactive dealmakers.

1500+ Expected to Attend in 2020

1500+ of Africa’s most important investors, dealmakers and business leaders are expected to attend AFSIC in 2020. Over 300+ speakers will provide detailed insight into the positive economic transformation that many parts of Africa are currently experiencing. The event will showcase investor ready companies from around 40+ African countries, representing all regions in the continent, as well as country sessions and sector focused workshops that will allow a deep dive into a wide range of investment opportunities in Africa’s most exciting economies.

Networking and Focused Meetings are at the heart of AFSIC

AFSIC provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to discover, develop and nurture a robust network of the highest quality business contacts across the African continent. The event provides multiple networking opportunities for African business leaders, investors and dealmakers to connect. These include matchmaking sessions dedicated to making the process of meeting investors easier, country specific sessions, sector focused events, various evening social functions and a sophisticated Event and Meeting App that allows delegates to prepare up to a month ahead for critical investment meetings. All these allow real investment deals to be originated and concluded during the course of AFSIC.

Africa is the Next Big Investment Destination

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. However with 54 countries in Africa travel time and costs can be prohibitive, so bringing together many of the continent’s most exciting companies into one event – AFSIC – at one time has proven to be extremely attractive to business leaders from Africa, investors and dealmakers.

Results Focused Investment Event

AFSIC has a strong focus on results: making investment decisions, originating and executing transactions, and raising debt or equity capital are the key objectives for delegates attending AFSIC. The programme is designed to provide delegates with multiple opportunities to achieve these objectives, whether through presentations from many of the continent’s leading investors, or through attending the many formal and informal networking sessions during the event. This strong result focus has resulted in AFSIC gaining considerable popularity with investors, dealmakers and business leaders from across Africa.

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 private equity firms, direct investors, endowments, foundations, family offices, limited partners (LPs), fund of funds, listed equity funds, private banks, sovereign wealth funds, DFIs, IFIs, impact investors and microfinance investors alongside a wide range of African based investors.

Don’t Miss Out, Join Us!

AFSIC is perhaps the most important Africa investment event taking place annually outside of Africa. The event has developed a reputation for focusing on the discovery of genuine exciting African investment opportunities. Its mandate helps broaden horizons and broker new partnerships focused on high return, 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 5th-7th May 2020, Park Plaza Westminster, London.  Save the Date !


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge lies in the heart of an eclectic area buzzing with festivals, exhibitions, film and theatre – 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.


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Registration is now open for AFSIC 2020.  Early Bird and multiple book discounts are available.


Shirley Webber

Coverage Head: Natural Resources

Absa Bank, All Africa

Yann Groeger

Regional Manager Africa

BlueOrchard Finance S.A, All Africa

Erick Yong


GreenTec Capital Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Temi Ofong

Deputy CEO Absa Regional Operations & COO Absa CIB

Absa CIB, All Africa

Abenet Bekele

Chief Market Operations Officer

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Chantelé Carrington


PwC UK Africa Business Group, All Africa

Jason Harel

BLC Robert & Associates

Fred Steiner CFA

Portfolio Manager

BCCM Advisors, All Africa

Chinua Azubike

Chief Executive Officer

InfraCredit, Nigeria

Rodrigue Fouafou


HartNamtemah and Oasis Africa Innovation, All Africa

Peter Scott


BURN, All Africa

Rachel Crawford

Manager, Emerging Markets

Village Capital, All Africa

Monica Maduekwe

Founder & CEO

PUTTRU, West Africa

Craig Courtney

Senior Adviser

ISF Advisers

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Steven Duchatelle


Advans Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rosanne Whalley


AHL Venture Partners, East & Southern Africa

Deon Bruwer


Forum Properties Africa, All Africa

Lasitha Perera


GuarantCo - Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group, All Africa

Johann Choux

Head of Equity - Financial Institutions & Innovation

Proparco, All Africa

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group, All Africa

Arnaud de Lavalette

Senior Project Manager


Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

Kevin Mutiso


Alternative Circle, Kenya

Alexis Losseau

Investment Officer

BIO-Invest, East Africa

David Lashbrook

Head of Africa Real Estate

Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa ex South Africa

Christina von Doderer

Chief Investment Officer Equity Investments

Business Financial Solutions (BFS) Fund Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

François Guibert

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Development Board, All Africa

Jon Exel

Senior Energy Specialist

World Bank, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

Hirander Misra


MINDEX, Pan-African

Raj Domun

Executive Director

Verdant Capital, All Africa

Steve Hollingworth


Grameen Foundation

Philippe Koch, CFA

Managing Partner

Miltenberg Capital Ltd

Jonas Luini

Associate VP

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), All Africa

Daniel O’Brien

Managing Director

Harwell Capital, All Africa

Paul Clark

Portfolio Manager

Ashburton Investments, Africa excluding South Africa

Bronwyn Corbett


Grit Real Estate Income Group, All Africa

Jean-Michel Ette


KeysFinance Partners, Cote d'Ivoire

Mark Richards

Non Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

CIB Bank Egypt, All Africa

Dr. Johannes Feist

Head of Division Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds

KfW Development Bank, All Africa

David Akinin


Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group, SADC

Jürgen Hammer

Managing Director


Saad Sheikh


TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Chief Innovation Officer


Chris Low

Senior Advisor

Motive Labs, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO

MFS Africa, All Africa

Graham Stuart

Minister for Investment

Department for International Trade

Divya Babu

Strategic Partnerships Lead


Neil Hagelthorn

Managing Director, Mauritius


Maxime Bayen

Insights Director - Ecosystem Accelerator

GSMA, All Africa

Shiori Onishi

Executive Officer, Vice President and Head of Investment

CROWD CREDIT, Inc., All Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Tunde Gbajumo

Deputy Chief of Party

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Richard Putley

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Baobab Capital, Southern Africa

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


Bertrand Casteres

Group CEO

MUA, Mauritius & East Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

Bola Onadele Koko

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange

Tokunboh Ishmael

Managing Partner

Alitheia Capital, Nigeria

Robert Jenkins


Phatisa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Peter George

Senior Director, Private Sector & Investment

Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation, All Africa

Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE MP

Secretary of State for International Development

Graham Wrigley


CDC Group

Juliet Munro

Director - Financial Systems

FSD Africa, All Africa

Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

Director General

Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

Thomas Hougaard

Vice President

IFU - Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa

Akosua Mensima Nelson-Cofie

Portfolio Specialist

SSNIT, All Africa

Paul Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

TUHF, South Africa

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Rufaro Mucheka

Africa Business Strategy Expert

PhD University of Cape Town (Graduation, July 2019)

Diana Amoa

Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management, All Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Arun Kumar

Principal Investment Officer

African Development Bank Group, Cote d'ivoire

Deepak Dave

Senior Adviser - East Africa

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Job Collins Okello


Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Elise Donovan


BVI Finance, All Africa

Xavier Michon

Deputy Executive Secretary

UNCDF, All Africa

Dennis Ezaga

Group Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Hasnen Varawalla

Co-Head of Banking

Absa Bank

Allan Wood

Head of Business Development - Western Markets

Jersey Finance, All Africa

Robert Schofield

Head of Division

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing General Partner

EchoVC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nick Quintong


PayGo Energy, East Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Managing Director

Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency

David Diaz Formidoni

Investment Officer, Energy Debt

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Development Officer

GroFin, All Africa

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Oliver Aikens

Head of Capital Markets

Prodigy Finance

Adnan Razzak

Head of Fund & Investor Services

AXIS Fiduciary Ltd

Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa, All Africa

Afsane Jetha

CEO & Managing Partner

Alta Semper Capital, All Africa

Rupert Scofield

President and CEO

FINCA International, All Africa

Dominic Berger


Angel Equity International, All Africa

Peter Hinton

Senior Advisor, Low-Fee Schools

CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), Sub-Saharan Africa

Alick Mcintosh


The African Stove Company (TASC)

Antti Urvas

Associate Director Financial Institutions

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Franziska Hollmann

Director Corporate Finance Africa

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, All Africa

Lesang Magang


Afinitas Limited

Twaambo Hamusute

Chief Executive Officer

Zambia Home Loans, Zambia

Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Group General Counsel

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa (particularly Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Elizabeth Howard

CEO, Co-Founder


Michael Carlo Fabbroni

Head Financial Institutions Debt - Africa

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Johan Marnewick

Head of Credit Alternatives

Stanlib, Sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew McCusker

Head of Education Finance

Opportunity International, All Africa

Wieger Fokke

Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions Africa

FMO, All Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

DWS (Deutsche Bank), West Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, All Africa

John Mbindyo


ImpalaPay Limited, Kenya

Magdi Amin

Investment Partner

Omidyar Network, All Africa

Ope Onibokun

Investment Specialist

Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Matthew Gilbert


Maples Group, All Africa

Robert Haynie


SPRING Accelerator, East Africa

Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

James Griffiths

Investment Professional

Development Partners International

Brandon Quinn

Portfolio Manager

Adventis, All Africa

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Department for International Trade, All Africa

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Kenny Nwosu

Chief Executive Officer

Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Balaji M K

Off-Grid Lead

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

David Hardisty

Retail and Business Banking Director

Barclays Bank of Kenya, part of Absa Group Limited

Paresh Daya

Founder & CEO

Orb9, All Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All Africa

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Nthabiseng Mentor

Operations Lead

The African Crowdfunding Association, South Africa

Jan Albert Valk

Founder and CEO

Solarise Africa, All Africa

Anand Naidoo

Managing Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa

Nick Hughes

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer


Akinwole Omoboriowo

Chairman & CEO

Genesis Energy Holding, All Africa

John Félicité

Director - Africa

Ocorian, All Africa

Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), North Africa

Kecia Rust

Executive Director

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, All Africa

Tanya van Lill


SAVCA, Southern Africa

Bertin Ntekereze

Managing Partner

Afrinet Capital LLC, East Africa

Brenton Lalu

Specialist: Africa

Public Investment Corporation, All Africa

Kurt Morriesen

Senior Advisor of Impact Investments

UNDP, All Africa

Morten Nielsen

CFO & Co-Founder

ARYZE, All Africa

Andrei Rotaru


IFC Asset Management Company, Sub-Saharan Africa

Takudzwa Chinhengo

Chief Executive Officer

Harare Receivables Exchange, Southern Africa

Juan Jose Garcia

Principal and Regional Syndications Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America

International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sub-Saharan Africa

Joshua King


Outsource Ethiopia, All Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

James Polan

Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, All Africa

Craig Batsi Bandason

Portfolio Manager

Imara Asset Management, Africa (exSA)

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

EAIF - Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Koen Peters

Executive Director

GOGLA, All Africa

Leonard Stiegeler

General Manager & Member of the Board of Directors

Ringier Africa AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Jean-Philippe Syed


DPI - Development Partners International, All Africa

Erion Andoni

Manager, Legal and Compliance Team

CS Global Partners

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Ameya Upadhyay


Flourish, All Africa

Greg Pearson

Managing Director

Gateway Delta, All Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

George Asante

Head: Markets ex SA, CIB

Absa Bank, South Africa

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Chief Investment Officer

FSD Africa Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Frank Streppel

Global Head of Investments, Emerging Markets Department

Triodos Investment Management BV, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal

Olivier Edelman

Head of Unit

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head


Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity

Swiss Re direct Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sam Preece


Clean Invest Africa PLC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Daniel Jung

Co-Founder and Head of Product

Branch International, All Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding

Baobab Group, All Africa

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Roland Tatnall

Senior Investment Director

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Matthew Gordon


Ptolemy, All Africa

Matthew Duggan

Head of Syndicate

Absa Bank

Nicholas Nyamali


Investment One Financial Services, Nigeria

Mark Napier


FSD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Fabien Konan Beugre


Granatum Finance, All Africa

Haakon Brunell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Katapult Accelerator, All Africa

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Ben Botes

Group CEO

SeedsLife Caban Impact Investment LLP, Sub-Saharan Africa

Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa

Nico Tyabji

Director of Strategic Partnerships

SunFunder, East & West Africa

Saugata Banerjee

Managing Director

Digitian Investment Inc, East & North Africa

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Obi Ejimofo

Chief Innovation Officer

Asoko Insight

Lade Araba

Managing Director

Convergence Finance, All Africa

Aaron Fu


MEST Africa, All Africa

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer

Access Bank Plc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudeep Laad


L.E.K. Consulting, All Africa

Lucio Frigo


Materia, West & Southern Africa

Ioto Iotov


AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Jonathan de La Pasture

Portfolio Manager

Stanlib Credit Alternatives, All Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners, All Africa

Freddie Tucker

Investment Executive

CDC Group, All Africa

Ebele Okeke

Managing Partner

Altica Partners, Pan-African

Andrew Pandeka Chimphondah

Managing Director

Shelter Afrique, All Africa

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer

Singularity Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Josephine Kibe PhD

Operations Officer

The World Bank, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana

Martijn Proos


Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Steven Loubser

Fund Manager

Investec Asset Management, Pan-Africa

Michael Waller

Managing Director

Sofala Capital, South Africa

Andrew Slater


Tanahlot, All Africa

Yvan Renaud

COO of Symbiotics SA, Investment Manager of REGMIFA


Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Nikolaos Milianitis

Deputy Head of Financial Services Division

European Investment Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO

Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, Egypt

Aunnie Patton Power


Intelligent Impact, All Africa

Xoliswa Daku


Daku Group of Companies, South Africa

Howard Rosen


Rail Working Group, All Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Jean-Luc Konan


COFINA, West Africa

John Esther

NE AFRICA Coverage Executive

TDB, East & Southern Africa

Michael Darcy

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Mobile Network (AMN), All Africa

Thomas Festerling

Group CFO/Foundation CEO

GreenTec Capital Group

Nabil Fawaz

Sector Manager - Agribusiness and General Services

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Karanvir Singh

Founder & CEO

Yego Innovision Ltd, All Africa

Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tim Nuy


MyBucks, S.A.

Sarah Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Executives in Africa, All Africa

Daniel Szlapak

Head of Global Operations

Branch International

Andreas Davidsen

Senior Investment Manager

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter Leger

Head of Global Frontier Markets

Coronation Fund Managers, All Africa

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, East Africa

Nigel Smith

Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring, East Africa

KPMG East Africa, Kenya