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

Leading Africa Investor Event Globally

AFSIC, now in its 7th year, takes place 8th to 10th May 2019 in London. AFSIC is a highly focused investment event and  is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually in Europe and one of the most important Africa investor events globally. The success of the event resulted in it being SOLD OUT due to high demand in 2018 so early booking is advised.

1000+ Expected to Attend in 2019

Business leaders from around 40 African countries are expected to attend in 2019, and with over 250+ speakers and participants in our country focused sessions, and an expected 1000+ delegates, AFSIC provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and nurture a robust, high quality network of business contacts across the continent, providing multiple networking opportunities for African business leaders, investors and dealmakers to meet. A sophisticated Event and Meeting App allows delegates to prepare up to a month ahead for critical investment meetings allowing real deals to be 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 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 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.

Don’t Miss Out, Join Us!

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 8th-10th May 2019, 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.


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 2019.  Early Bird and multiple book discounts are available.


Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, All Africa

Idris Bello

Afropreneur & Partner

Loftyinc Afropreneur Fund LLC

Edward Galante

Executive Director

Mangwana Capital

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


Cardano Development, All Africa

Helena Green

Assistant Director - Global Business Development

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, All Africa

Ajay Kanoria


Kanoria Group

Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, All Africa

Rui Oliveira

Chief Executive Officer

BFA Gestão de Activos

Mike Harvey

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Carlo Dickson

Managing Director

Ke Nako Capital, South Africa

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Susan Mboya

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Grégoire Danel-Fedou

Group Deputy CEO and COO

Advans Group, SSA, North Africa

Lorna Smith

Executive Director

BVI Finance

Suzanne Biegel

Chief Catalyst

Catalyst At Large, East Africa

Albert Maasland

Group CEO

Crown Agents Bank, All Africa

Nick Hughes

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

M-KOPA Solar

Nikhel Chung Sam Wan

Head of Business Development

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, All Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Funding & Treasury

Baobab Group, Africa

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

Martin Baart


ecoligo GmbH, East & West Africa

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), All Africa

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jean Craven

Director and CEO

Barak Fund Management, All Africa

Jesse Corradi

Head of Africa

USAID Development Credit Authority, All Africa

Khaled Ben Jilani

Senior Partner

AfricInvest, Tunisia

Stephen Haggard

Executive Chair

Eneza Education, All Africa

Matthew Amlôt


Banker Africa, All Africa

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

David McEvoy

Management Office

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

Nick O’Donohoe

Chief Executive


Frank-Astère Ndiyo-Butoyi

Investment Manager

Amethis Finance

Duarte Pedreira

Head of Trade Finance

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive

Pangaea Securities, Zambia

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

Christelle Kupa


Uhusiano Capital

Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, All Africa

Graham Sheward

Managing Director, SGG Mauritius

SGG Group, All Africa

Devindra Nitin Collappen

Managing Director

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd, All Africa

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, All Africa

Jibril Aku


SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Rt Hon Lord Bates

Minister of State

UK Department for International Development

Muhammad Jibrin

Chief Executive Officer

SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Maria Largey

Director & Head of Financial Institutions, Equity Investments

CDC, All Africa

Nathan Horst

Senior Investment Office - Africa

MicroVest Capital Management

Hirander Misra


FinComEco Limited, All Africa

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Mark Simmonds

Ex FCO - UK Minister for Africa

Hemal Mehta


AtomInvest, Pan African

Stephen Whale

Group Director - Private Wealth Services (Jersey)

JTC, All Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Martin M. Makgatlhe

Chief Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

Victor Zirebwa

Head of Dealing

Imara Capital Securities, Botswana

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

MacDonald Gomo


Verdant Capital

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Edward Voelcker


Castleman Consulting

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Mildred Nyamizyu Mwale Mutesa

Director Finance & Corporate Planning

Zambia National Building Society

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Hossam Rageh

Head of Financial Institutions Group

Commercial International Bank

Ololade Adesola

Nigeria Country Representative

The Microfinance Association, U.K.

Jonathan Stichbury


Sanlam Investments East Africa, Kenya

Olga Sclovscaia

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

World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Ufuoma Eghwerehe

Country Manager - Nigeria

Oikocredit International

Dr. Edward George

Country Head UK & Head of Group Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Pacôme Zahabi

Senior Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Saugata Bandyopadhyay

Founder & Managing Director

DIGITIAN Investment Inc, East 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)

Gaimin Nonyane

Head of Economic Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc., Tanzania

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity, Africa

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, All Africa

Leon Isaacs

Chief Executive Officer

DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

David Akinin

Managing Director

Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group (Pty) Ltd, SADC

Jorge Ruiz

CEO & Founder

above & beyond, All Africa

Mark Mikwamba

Managing Director

Old Mutual Investment Group Malawi, Southern Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Catherine Wines


WorldRemit, All Africa

Robert Zegers

Chief Investment Officer/Venture Capital Coordinator

African Development Bank, All Africa

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique Group, West & Central Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mitesh Patelia

Corporate Finance Partner (London)

Crowe Clark Whitehill, All Africa

Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, All Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Andrew Takyi-Appiah

Managing Director


Kusanya Frederick Shindika


Serenity Capital Fund, Tanzania

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Alexander Hadden

Director, Structured Finance & Insurance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Gavin Wilkins

Client Relationship Director and Group Head of Intermediaries

Minerva Trust Company, All Africa

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Ken Simwaba

Managing Director

Altus Financial Services Limited, Zambia

Matthew Flannery


Branch International

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West & East Africa

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Kwabena Appanteng

Vice President

Verdant Capital, Ghana

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

Nicholas Smalle


Apis Partners, All Africa

Tim Nuy


MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Thomas de Dreux-Brézé

Head of Strategy


Nothando Ndebele

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

H. John Wilson

Manager, Financial Institutions Group

IFC, All Africa

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Mark Napier


FSD Africa

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Principal Partner

Alitheia IDF, All Africa

Dave Uduanu

Managing Director

Sigma Pensions Limited, Nigeria

Charlotte Ward

Senior Partner & Chief Operating Officer

AHL Ventures

Dr. Isaac Junior Damptey

Managing Director

Axe Capital Advisors Limited

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited, East Africa

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Lord Anthony St John

African Business Solutions, All Africa

Eddie Chibi


Cassava FinTech Zimbabwe

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Dan Zook

Executive Director

ISF Advisors, East Africa

Nieros Oyegun

Head of Network, The Africa List

CDC Group, All Africa

Ravin Dajee

Managing Director

Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited

Lesang Magang


Afinitas Limited

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, All Africa

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner

TPG Growth, All Africa

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Evans Osano

Director - Financial Markets

FSD Africa

Kato Mukuru

MD, Head of Frontier Research

EFG Hermes, All Africa

Michael Kowalski

Managing Partner

I.D. Inspiring Development GmbH

Adrien Diouf

Managing Director

Agence UMOA-Titres, West Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Saad Sheikh

Head of Private Investments

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mohamed Kalif

Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion

African Development Bank, All Africa

Claudia Huber

Member of the Board of Directors


Farrukh Raza

Managing Director

IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services)

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, All Africa

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Richard Tait

Head of Investments

Mangwana Capital

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Philip Buyskes



Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

KAMCO Investment Company, Egypt

Greg Davis

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ecobank, All Africa

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange

James Bryant

Director, Head of Operations Funds (Jersey)

Highvern, All Africa

Ben Mbanga

Strategic Advisor

Mangwana Capital

Peter Heijen



Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Batanai Matsika

Senior Associate - Advisory Services

Akribos Capital Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Barry Cooper

Technical Director

Cenfri, All Africa

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, All Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner | Group Head, Corporate & Commercial


David Ekabouma

Head of Business Development

The African Guarantee Fund, Kenya

Rutendo Hlatshwayo

Head of Legal

I-Pay Secure Payment Pty Ltd, South Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mark Richards


Exotix, All Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

Dare Okoudjou

Chief Executive Officer

MFS Africa

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Kaunapaua Ndilula

Managing Director

Business Financial Solutions (BFS), SADC

Sailesh Navsaria

Regional Market Head, Africa

Minerva Trust

Jyrki Koskelo

Member of the Investment Committee & Senior Advisor

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

Sean Gammon


Imara Capital Zimbabwe

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana

George Asante

Managing Principal & Head of Markets – Ex. SA

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, All Africa

Waseem A. Khan Ph.D, CFA

Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer - Private Markets

Silk Invest

Stanley Anyetei

Investment Officer

Triodos Investment Management, All Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Logan Wright


Clifford Chance LLP, All Africa

Greg Metro

Managing Director - Head of Africa

Schulze Global Investments, Ethiopia

Chuma Ajene

Head of Investments and Corporate Development

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Eric V. Guichard

Founder & CEO

Homestrings, All Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

Deutsche Bank AG

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

Vahid Monadjem


Nomanini, Sub-Saharan Africa

Laurent Klein

Head of Capital Markets Group

FINCA Impact Finance, All Africa

Keletsosiste Olebile

Acting Chief Executive

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Seilaneng Godisang


Kelobang Godisang Attorneys, Botswana

Shakir Merali


LGT Impact, All Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Managing Director and Director Business Origination

Miradi Capital, All Africa

Rt Hon Baroness Northover

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Angola and Zambia

Department for International Trade

Sarga Coulibaly

Head of Modeling for Securitization Americas

Credit Agricole CIB

Christian Lim


AfricInvest, All Africa

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

Dolika Banda


African Risk Capacity Insurance (ARC), All Africa

Solomon Lartey

Managing Director/CEO

Activa International Insurance, Ghana

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, All Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

Serge Mian

Head of Investor Relations

Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

Olufunmi Adepoju CFA, FRM

Managing Partner

PearlMutual Consulting Ltd, Nigeria

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion

Proparco, All Africa

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Tom Fairburn


The Baobab Network

Sean Kidney


Climate Bonds Initiative

Brett Mallen

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Sanlam Africa Investments