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. Over 200 of Africa’s most important investors and business leaders are already confirmed as speakers. 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.


Greg Pearson

Managing Director

Gateway Delta, All Africa

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter George

Director, Investment

Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation, All Africa

George Asante

Head: Markets ex SA, CIB

Absa Bank, South Africa

Monica Maduekwe

Founder & CEO

PUTTRU, West Africa

Brandon Quinn

Co-Founder and CEO

Saffron Wealth, All Africa

Raj Domun

Executive Director

Verdant Capital, All Africa

Kudzai Kutukwa


Mobbisurance, All Africa

Graham Wrigley


CDC Group

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP

Secretary of State

Department for International Development

Craig Dean

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Gerald Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Robert Jenkins


Phatisa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer

Access Bank Plc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Grant Cullens

CEO Asset Management

African Alliance Asset Management, Sub-Saharan Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

Jean-Philippe Syed


DPI - Development Partners International, All Africa

Kenny Nwosu

Chief Executive Officer

Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Joshua King


Outsource Ethiopia, All Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners, All Africa

Adesuwa Okunbo

Partner & Managing Director

Syntaxis Capital Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Asha Mehta

Lead Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, All Africa

Yann Groeger

Regional Manager Africa

BlueOrchard Finance S.A, All Africa

Aaron Fu


MEST Africa, All Africa

Andrei Rotaru


IFC Asset Management Company, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan Albert Valk

Founder and CEO

Solarise Africa, All Africa

Deepak Dave

Senior Adviser - East Africa

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Mark Richards

Non Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

CIB Bank Egypt, All Africa

Craig Courtney

Senior Adviser

ISF Advisers

Robert Haynie


SPRING Accelerator, East Africa

Sam Preece


Clean Invest Africa PLC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nick Quintong


PayGo Energy, East Africa

Howard Rosen


Rail Working Group, All Africa

Jean-Luc Konan


COFINA, West Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Karanvir Singh

Founder & CEO

Yego Innovision Ltd, All Africa

Johann Choux

Head of Equity - Financial Institutions & Innovation

Proparco, All Africa

John Mbindyo


ImpalaPay Limited, Kenya

François Guibert

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Development Board, All Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO

MFS Africa, All Africa

Ameya Upadhyay


Flourish, All Africa

Ben Botes

Group CEO

SeedsLife Caban Impact Investment LLP, Sub-Saharan Africa

Saad Sheikh


TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Paresh Daya

Founder & CEO

Orb9, All Africa

Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Franziska Hollmann

Director Corporate Finance Africa

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, All Africa

Chantelé Carrington


PwC UK Africa Business Group, All Africa

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Takudzwa Chinhengo

Chief Executive Officer

Harare Receivables Exchange, Southern Africa

Daniel Jung

Co-Founder and Head of Product

Branch International, All Africa

Rufaro Mucheka

Africa Business Strategy Expert

PhD University of Cape Town (Graduation, July 2019)

Michael Darcy

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Mobile Network (AMN), All Africa

Dominic Berger


Angel Equity International, All Africa

Martijn Proos


Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Job Collins Okello


Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding

Baobab Group, All Africa

Matthew Gordon


Ptolemy, All Africa

David Hardisty

Retail and Business Banking Director

Barclays Bank of Kenya, part of Absa Group Limited

Nicole Iseppi


ENGIE, All Africa

Saugata Banerjee

Managing Director

Digitian Investment Inc, East & North Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director Financial Institutions

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Christina von Doderer

Chief Investment Officer Equity Investments

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

Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigel Smith

Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring, East Africa

KPMG East Africa, Kenya

Michael Carlo Fabbroni

Head Financial Institutions Debt - Africa

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Chief Innovation Officer


Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer

Singularity Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Lucio Frigo


Materia, West & Southern Africa

Christopher Balliet Bleziri

Principal Investment Officer

West African Development Bank (WADB/BOAD), West Africa

Alick Mcintosh


The African Stove Company (TASC)

Nothando Ndebele

Head: Financial Institutional Group

Absa Bank, South Africa

David Akinin


Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group, SADC

Bertrand Casteres

Group CEO

MUA, Mauritius & East Africa

Nicholas Nyamali


Investment One Financial Services, Nigeria

Haakon Brunell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Katapult Accelerator, All Africa

Craig Batsi Bandason

Portfolio Manager

Imara Asset Management, Africa (exSA)

Andrew McCusker

Head of Education Finance

Opportunity International, All Africa

Peter Hinton

Senior Advisor, Low-Fee Schools

CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), Sub-Saharan Africa

Afsane Jetha

CEO & Managing Partner

Alta Semper Capital, All Africa

Hoda Atia Moustafa

Africa Regional Head

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Sub-Saharan Africa

Prasheen Singh


RisCura Holdings, Southern Africa

James Polan

Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, All Africa

Achille Agbe


EIC Corporation, All Africa

Nikolaos Milianitis

Deputy Head of Financial Services Division

European Investment Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Elizabeth Howard

CEO, Co-Founder


David Renwick

Head of Global Finance & Trade

Absa Bank, South Africa

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Francesco Ambrogetti

Innovative Finance and Partnership Advisor

UNCDF, Least Developed Countries

Richard Putley

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Dr. Johannes Feist

Head of Division Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds

KfW Development Bank, All Africa

Jean-Michel Ette


KeysFinance Partners, Cote d'Ivoire

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Philippe Koch, CFA

Managing Partner

Miltenberg Capital Ltd

Jonathan de La Pasture

Portfolio Manager

Stanlib Credit Alternatives, All Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, All Africa

Elise Donovan


BVI Finance, All Africa

Abenet Bekele

Chief Market Operations Officer

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Ope Onibokun

Investment Specialist

Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group, All Africa

Kevin Mutiso


Alternative Circle, Kenya

Brenton Lalu

Specialist: Africa

Public Investment Corporation, All Africa

Erick Yong


GreenTec Capital Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Fred Steiner CFA

Portfolio Manager

BCCM Advisors, All Africa

Juan Jose Garcia

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

International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sub-Saharan Africa

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing General Partner

EchoVC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Akinwole Omoboriowo

Chairman & CEO

Genesis Energy Holding, All Africa

Morten Nielsen

CFO & Co-Founder

ARYZE, All Africa

Nick Hughes

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer


Neil Hagelthorn

Managing Director, Mauritius


Rosanne Whalley


AHL Venture Partners, East & Southern Africa

Koen Peters

Executive Director

GOGLA, All Africa

Tokunboh Ishmael

Managing Partner

Alitheia Capital, Nigeria

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Department for International Trade, All Africa

Sarah Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Executives in Africa, All Africa

Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa, All Africa

Wieger Fokke

Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions Africa

FMO, All Africa

Fabien Konan Beugre


Granatum Finance, All Africa

George Bodo


Callstreet, Sub-Saharan Africa

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Rachel Crawford

Manager, Emerging Markets

Village Capital, All Africa

Johan Marnewick

Head of Credit Alternatives

Stanlib, Sub-Saharan Africa

Maxime Bayen

Insights Director - Ecosystem Accelerator

GSMA, All Africa

Steve Hollingworth


Grameen Foundation

Albert Maasland

Group CEO

Crown Agents Bank, All Africa

Rupert Scofield

President and CEO

FINCA International, All Africa

Andreas Davidsen

Senior Investment Manager

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

David Lashbrook

Head of Africa Real Estate

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

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Chief Investment Officer

FSD Africa Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Paul Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

TUHF, South Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

DWS (Deutsche Bank), West Africa

David Diaz Formidoni

Investment Officer, Energy Debt

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Xoliswa Daku


Daku Group of Companies, South Africa

Tim Nuy


MyBucks, S.A.

Sudeep Laad


L.E.K. Consulting, All Africa

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Aunnie Patton Power


Intelligent Impact, All Africa

Freddie Tucker

Investment Executive

CDC Group, All Africa

Nico Tyabji

Director of Strategic Partnerships

SunFunder, East & West Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Olivier Edelman

Head of Unit

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head


Jerome Kisting

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Baobab Capital, Southern Africa

Jürgen Hammer

Managing Director


Patrick Awori


Imaginarium, East Africa

Mark Napier


FSD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All Africa

Andrew Pandeka Chimphondah

Managing Director

Shelter Afrique, All Africa

Peter Scott


BURN, All Africa

Bola Onadele Koko

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Development Officer

GroFin, All Africa

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

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

Twaambo Hamusute

Chief Executive Officer

Zambia Home Loans, Zambia

Arun Kumar

Principal Investment Officer

African Development Bank Group, Cote d'ivoire

Kecia Rust

Executive Director

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, All Africa

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Allan Wood

Head of Business Development - Western Markets

Jersey Finance, All Africa

Yvan Renaud

COO of Symbiotics SA, Investment Manager of REGMIFA


Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Hasnen Varawalla

Co-Head of Banking

Absa Bank

John Félicité

Director - Africa

Ocorian, All Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Shiori Onishi

Executive Officer, Vice President and Head of Investment

CROWD CREDIT, Inc., All Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Chris Low

Senior Advisor

In2Africa Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

Arnaud de Lavalette

Senior Project Manager


Tanya van Lill


SAVCA, Southern Africa

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin PhD

Advisory Partner & Chief Economist

PwC Nigeria, West Africa

Michael Waller

Managing Director

Sofala Capital, South Africa

Temi Ofong

Head: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank, South Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rodrigue Fouafou


HartNamtemah and Oasis Africa Innovation, All Africa

Dennis Ezaga

Group Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Kenza Lahlou

Founder and Managing Partner

Outlierz Ventures, All Africa

Hirander Misra


MINDEX, Pan-African

Robert Schofield

Head of Division

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Paul Clark

Portfolio Manager

Ashburton Investments, Africa excluding South Africa

Kurt Morriesen

Senior Advisor of Impact Investments

UNDP, All Africa

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Roland Tatnall

Senior Investment Director

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bertin Ntekereze

Managing Partner

Afrinet Capital LLC, East Africa

Andrew Slater


Tanahlot, All Africa

Bronwyn Corbett


Grit Real Estate Income Group, All Africa

Lade Araba

Africa Region Representative

Convergence Finance, All Africa

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


Peter Leger

Head of Global Frontier Markets

Coronation Fund Managers, All Africa

Raj Wanniappa


Future Horizon Technologies, South Africa

Steven Duchatelle


Advans Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Matthew Gilbert


Maples Group, All Africa

Leonard Stiegeler

General Manager & Member of the Board of Directors

Ringier Africa AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Deon Bruwer


Forum Properties Africa, All Africa

Benjamin Fernandes


NALA, Tanzania

Juliet Munro

Director - Financial Systems

FSD Africa, All Africa

Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa

Nthabiseng Mentor

Operations Lead

The African Crowdfunding Association, South Africa

Josephine Kibe PhD

Operations Officer

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

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, East Africa

Daniel Szlapak

Head of Global Operations

Branch International

Steven Loubser

Fund Manager

Investec Asset Management, Pan-Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Lasitha Perera


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

Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

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

Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Group General Counsel

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

Ioto Iotov


AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Ebele Okeke

Managing Partner

Altica Partners, Pan-African

Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), All Africa

Shirley Webber

Coverage Head: Natural Resources

Absa Bank, All Africa

Diana Amoa

Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management, All Africa

Magdi Amin

Investment Partner

Omidyar Network, All Africa

Alexis Losseau

Investment Officer

BIO-Invest, East Africa

Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

Director General

Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

John Esther

NE AFRICA Coverage Executive

TDB, East & Southern Africa

Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity

Swiss Re direct Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO

Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, Egypt

Daniel O’Brien

Managing Director

Harwell Capital, All Africa

Thomas Hougaard

Vice President

IFU - Investment Fund for Developing Countries, 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

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder & CEO