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 !

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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.

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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.

AFSIC SPEAKERS 2019

Abenet Bekele

Chief Market Operations Officer

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Koen Peters

Executive Director

GOGLA, All Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Franziska Hollmann

Director Corporate Finance Africa

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, All Africa

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Department for International Trade, All Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

Richard Putley

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Nicholas Nyamali

GMD/CEO

Investment One Financial Services, Nigeria

Takudzwa Chinhengo

Chief Executive Officer

Harare Receivables Exchange, Southern Africa

Mark Richards

Non Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

CIB Bank Egypt, All Africa

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All 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

Souleymane Ba

Partner

Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Roland Tatnall

Senior Investment Director

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Craig Batsi Bandason

Portfolio Manager

Imara Asset Management, Africa (exSA)

Jonathan de La Pasture

Portfolio Manager

Stanlib Credit Alternatives, All Africa

Xoliswa Daku

CEO

Daku Group of Companies, South Africa

Freddie Tucker

Investment Executive

CDC Group, All Africa

Diana Amoa

Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management, All Africa

Obi Ejimofo

Chief Innovation Officer

Asoko Insight

Lasitha Perera

CEO

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

Akosua Mensima Nelson-Cofie

Portfolio Specialist

SSNIT, All Africa

Adnan Razzak

Head of Fund & Investor Services

AXIS Fiduciary Ltd

Rupert Scofield

President and CEO

FINCA International, All Africa

Ioto Iotov

Manager

AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Group General Counsel

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

Howard Rosen

Chairman

Rail Working Group, All Africa

Brandon Quinn

Portfolio Manager

Adventis, All Africa

Job Collins Okello

Chairman

Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

David Hardisty

Retail and Business Banking Director

Barclays Bank of Kenya, part of Absa Group Limited

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

DWS (Deutsche Bank), West Africa

Nthabiseng Mentor

Operations Lead

The African Crowdfunding Association, South Africa

Paresh Daya

Founder & CEO

Orb9, All Africa

Peter Bartlett

Partner

GML Capital, All Africa

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Chief Innovation Officer

WEMA Bank/ALAT

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO

Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, Egypt

Sudeep Laad

Principal

L.E.K. Consulting, All Africa

Hasnen Varawalla

Co-Head of Banking

Absa Bank

Yann Groeger

Regional Manager Africa

BlueOrchard Finance S.A, All Africa

Andrei Rotaru

Principal

IFC Asset Management Company, Sub-Saharan Africa

Olivier Edelman

Head of Unit

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Arun Kumar

Principal Investment Officer

African Development Bank Group, Cote d'ivoire

Rosanne Whalley

Partner

AHL Venture Partners, East & Southern Africa

Elise Donovan

CEO

BVI Finance, All Africa

Peter George

Senior Director, Private Sector & Investment

Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation, All Africa

Craig Courtney

Senior Adviser

ISF Advisers

Dennis Ezaga

Group Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Sam Preece

CEO

Clean Invest Africa PLC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Aaron Fu

MD

MEST Africa, All Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Chinua Azubike

Chief Executive Officer

InfraCredit, Nigeria

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Daniel O’Brien

Managing Director

Harwell Capital, All Africa

David Akinin

Director

Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group, SADC

Johan Marnewick

Head of Credit Alternatives

Stanlib, Sub-Saharan Africa

Haakon Brunell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Katapult Accelerator, All Africa

Rachel Crawford

Manager, Emerging Markets

Village Capital, All Africa

Hirander Misra

Chairman

MINDEX, Pan-African

Matthew Gordon

Partner

Ptolemy, All Africa

Steven Loubser

Fund Manager

Investec Asset Management, Pan-Africa

John Mbindyo

CEO

ImpalaPay Limited, Kenya

Joshua King

CEO

Outsource Ethiopia, All Africa

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Nikolaos Milianitis

Deputy Head of Financial Services Division

European Investment Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Chantelé Carrington

COO

PwC UK Africa Business Group, All Africa

Wieger Fokke

Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions Africa

FMO, All Africa

Thomas Festerling

Group CFO/Foundation CEO

GreenTec Capital Group

Fabien Konan Beugre

Founder

Granatum Finance, All Africa

Kurt Morriesen

Senior Advisor of Impact Investments

UNDP, All Africa

Bertin Ntekereze

Managing Partner

Afrinet Capital LLC, East Africa

Bertrand Casteres

Group CEO

MUA, Mauritius & East Africa

Temi Ofong

Deputy CEO Absa Regional Operations & COO Absa CIB

Absa CIB, All Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rodrigue Fouafou

CEO/Co-Founder

HartNamtemah and Oasis Africa Innovation, All Africa

Ope Onibokun

Investment Specialist

Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE MP

Secretary of State for International Development

Andrew Pandeka Chimphondah

Managing Director

Shelter Afrique, All Africa

Robert Jenkins

Partner

Phatisa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Erion Andoni

Manager, Legal and Compliance Team

CS Global Partners

John Félicité

Director - Africa

Ocorian, All Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director Financial Institutions

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ebele Okeke

Managing Partner

Altica Partners, Pan-African

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Michael Waller

Managing Director

Sofala Capital, South Africa

Allan Wood

Head of Business Development - Western Markets

Jersey Finance, All Africa

Lade Araba

Managing Director

Convergence Finance, All Africa

Jürgen Hammer

Managing Director

SPTF

Jan Albert Valk

Founder and CEO

Solarise Africa, All Africa

David Diaz Formidoni

Investment Officer, Energy Debt

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

Director General

Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Erick Yong

CEO

GreenTec Capital Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

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

Shiori Onishi

Executive Officer, Vice President and Head of Investment

CROWD CREDIT, Inc., All Africa

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing General Partner

EchoVC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer

Singularity Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Greg Pearson

Managing Director

Gateway Delta, All Africa

Kenny Nwosu

Chief Executive Officer

Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Nabil Fawaz

Sector Manager - Agribusiness and General Services

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Afsane Jetha

CEO & Managing Partner

Alta Semper Capital, All Africa

Peter Leger

Head of Global Frontier Markets

Coronation Fund Managers, All Africa

Peter Hinton

Senior Advisor, Low-Fee Schools

CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), Sub-Saharan Africa

Dominic Berger

CEO

Angel Equity International, All Africa

Thomas Hougaard

Vice President

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

Raj Domun

Executive Director

Verdant Capital, All Africa

Daniel Jung

Co-Founder and Head of Product

Branch International, All Africa

Yvan Renaud

COO of Symbiotics SA, Investment Manager of REGMIFA

REGMIFA

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, East Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO

MFS Africa, All Africa

Martijn Proos

Director

Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Robert Schofield

Head of Division

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Christina von Doderer

Chief Investment Officer Equity Investments

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

Juan Jose Garcia

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

International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sub-Saharan Africa

Jon Exel

Senior Energy Specialist

World Bank, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

Xavier Michon

Deputy Executive Secretary

UNCDF, All Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All Africa

Twaambo Hamusute

Chief Executive Officer

Zambia Home Loans, Zambia

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, All Africa

James Polan

Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, All Africa

Jean-Philippe Syed

Principal

DPI - Development Partners International, All Africa

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Development Officer

GroFin, All Africa

Michael Carlo Fabbroni

Head Financial Institutions Debt - Africa

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Shirley Webber

Coverage Head: Natural Resources

Absa Bank, All Africa

Michael Darcy

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Mobile Network (AMN), All Africa

Leonard Stiegeler

General Manager & Member of the Board of Directors

Ringier Africa AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

James Griffiths

Investment Professional

Development Partners International

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Graham Stuart

Minister for Investment

Department for International Trade

Alick Mcintosh

CEO

The African Stove Company (TASC)

Steve Hollingworth

President

Grameen Foundation

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity

Swiss Re direct Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Johannes Feist

Head of Division Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds

KfW Development Bank, All Africa

Ben Botes

Group CEO

SeedsLife Caban Impact Investment LLP, Sub-Saharan Africa

Alexis Losseau

Investment Officer

BIO-Invest, East Africa

Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa

Mark Napier

Director

FSD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Saad Sheikh

Principal

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Josephine Kibe PhD

Operations Officer

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

Deepak Dave

Senior Adviser - East Africa

Adventis Limited, East Africa

David Lashbrook

Head of Africa Real Estate

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

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group, All Africa

Andrew Slater

Actuary

Tanahlot, All Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Anand Naidoo

Managing Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa

Tim Nuy

CEO

MyBucks, S.A.

Chris Low

Senior Advisor

Motive Labs, Sub-Saharan Africa

Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Matthew Gilbert

Partner

Maples Group, All Africa

Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director

AFSIC

Lucio Frigo

CEO

Materia, West & Southern Africa

Graham Wrigley

Chairman

CDC Group

Juliet Munro

Director - Financial Systems

FSD Africa, All Africa

Jean-Michel Ette

Director

KeysFinance Partners, Cote d'Ivoire

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Paul Clark

Portfolio Manager

Ashburton Investments, Africa excluding South Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

François Guibert

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Development Board, All Africa

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

Brenton Lalu

Specialist: Africa

Public Investment Corporation, All Africa

Aunnie Patton Power

Founder

Intelligent Impact, All Africa

Tanya van Lill

CEO

SAVCA, Southern Africa

Arnaud de Lavalette

Senior Project Manager

ADA

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Nimit Shah

Partner

Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Morten Nielsen

CFO & Co-Founder

ARYZE, All Africa

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Oliver Aikens

Head of Capital Markets

Prodigy Finance

Bronwyn Corbett

CEO

Grit Real Estate Income Group, All Africa

Andreas Davidsen

Senior Investment Manager

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO

BNP PARIBAS, Algeria

Peter Scott

CEO/Founder

BURN, All Africa

Jason Harel

BLC Robert & Associates

Kecia Rust

Executive Director

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, All Africa

Jonas Luini

Associate VP

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), All Africa

Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kevin Mutiso

CEO

Alternative Circle, Kenya

Andrew McCusker

Head of Education Finance

Opportunity International, All Africa

Magdi Amin

Investment Partner

Omidyar Network, All Africa

Matthew Duggan

Head of Syndicate

Absa Bank

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Nigel Smith

Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring, East Africa

KPMG East Africa, Kenya

Saugata Banerjee

Managing Director

Digitian Investment Inc, East & North Africa

Sarah Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Executives in Africa, All Africa

Elizabeth Howard

CEO, Co-Founder

LelapaFund

Divya Babu

Strategic Partnerships Lead

Bitbond

Paul Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

TUHF, South Africa

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

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

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head

Amethis

Balaji M K

Off-Grid Lead

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Karanvir Singh

Founder & CEO

Yego Innovision Ltd, All Africa

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Managing Director

Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding

Baobab Group, All Africa

Tunde Gbajumo

Deputy Chief of Party

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Lesang Magang

Chairman

Afinitas Limited

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Baobab Capital, Southern Africa

Steven Duchatelle

CEO

Advans Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tokunboh Ishmael

Managing Partner

Alitheia Capital, Nigeria

Robert Haynie

CEO

SPRING Accelerator, East Africa

Monica Maduekwe

Founder & CEO

PUTTRU, West Africa

Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa, All Africa

Rufaro Mucheka

Africa Business Strategy Expert

PhD University of Cape Town (Graduation, July 2019)

John Esther

NE AFRICA Coverage Executive

TDB, East & Southern Africa

Nick Hughes

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

M-KOPA

Deon Bruwer

CEO

Forum Properties Africa, All Africa

Neil Hagelthorn

Managing Director, Mauritius

ICECAP

Johann Choux

Head of Equity - Financial Institutions & Innovation

Proparco, All Africa

Maxime Bayen

Insights Director - Ecosystem Accelerator

GSMA, All Africa

Nico Tyabji

Director of Strategic Partnerships

SunFunder, East & West Africa

George Asante

Head: Markets ex SA, CIB

Absa Bank, South Africa

Karim El Hnot

CEO

Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer

Access Bank Plc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Fred Steiner CFA

Portfolio Manager

BCCM Advisors, All Africa

Jean-Luc Konan

CEO

COFINA, West Africa

Philippe Koch, CFA

Managing Partner

Miltenberg Capital Ltd

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners, All Africa

Bola Onadele Koko

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange

Nick Quintong

CEO

PayGo Energy, East Africa

Ameya Upadhyay

Principal

Flourish, All Africa

Daniel Szlapak

Head of Global Operations

Branch International

Akinwole Omoboriowo

Chairman & CEO

Genesis Energy Holding, All Africa

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Chief Investment Officer

FSD Africa Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa