Welcome to AFSIC
Investment Conference

2nd - 4th May 2018

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

AFSIC is one of the most important African investment events held globally. It has a very strong investment focus and is attended by many of the most important global investors investing into Africa and by investors interested in learning more about African investment opportunities.

Now in its 6th year AFSIC 2018 will be be held in London on 2nd to 4th May 2018. AFSIC focuses on attracting investment into Africa’s financial services sector, and will be attended by financial services companies from across Africa including Banks, Insurance Companies, Microfinance Companies and Leasing Companies, as well as a wide array of Fintech companies and other Financial Services companies developed around a “new economy” model.

The structure of AFSIC is specifically designed to provide African companies seeking investment with multiple opportunities to present their company to, and meet with, a very large variety of both debt and equity investors and also dealmakers focused on Africa with a view to attracting inward investment and developing strong and sustainable business relationships with investors.

AFSIC has shown continued strong annual growth in delegate numbers and welcomed over 150 speakers in solo and moderated panel sessions in 2017.

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.


Ababacar Diaw


Impaxis Capital, Senegal

Adekunle Aderinola

Managing Director

STACO Insurance Co. Sierra Leone ltd

Alain Nounke

Manager, Financial Institutions, Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC, World Bank Group

Alain Gahama

Chief Executive Officer

Alasso Surl

Albert Alsina

CEO and Managing Partner

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Alexander Giorgios Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist


Aly-Khan Jamal


Dalberg, London

Andrej Machacek

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Progression Africa, East & Southern Africa

Anthony Pelz

Acting Director

Shuraako, Somalia

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Development)

Archibald Shodeke

Managing Director

Salone Microfinance Trust, Sierra Leone

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Ashwin Mahabaleswara CFA, CIM

Director - Debt Investments  |  RM - Asia, Africa and the Middle East

DWM Asset Management, LLC, Pan-African

Babatunde Daramola

Executive Director Finance, Systems and Investments

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, Nigeria

Bas Rekvelt

Manager Financial Institutions Africa


Benson Gasura

Managing Director

FBC Securities Pvt Ltd, Zimbabwe

Boikanyo Kgosidintsi

Group Head of Investor Relations

Letshego Holdings Limited

Brian Zimunhu

Managing Director

Zimbabwe Microfinance Fund

Bunmi Akinremi

Deputy Group CEO/MD, Investment Banking

United Capital, Pan-African

Carlos Reyes


IFC Asset Management Company

Carlos Kalambay

Managing Director


Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)

African Development Bank Group

Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)

African Development Bank Group

Celestin Mukeba


Procreditbank Congo S.A

Chantelé Carrington


PwC UK Africa Business Group

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Charles Belanger

Business Development Manager for Africa

Business Finance Consulting (BFC)

Christian Lim



Christoph Diehl

Member of Management Board


Christopher J. Onajin

Senior Advisor, Loans and Guarantees

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

Dr. Claudius P. Bart-Williams

Group Chief Executive

Pennarth Greene, Sierra Leone

Clive Msipha


Untu Microfinance (Private) Limited, Zimbabwe

Cobus Visagie

Managing Director

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Colin Curvey

Co-Head, IFC African, Latin American & Caribbean Fund

IFC Asset Management Company

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN)

David White


The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa

David Cowan

Managing Director and Africa Economist


Deepak Malik



Deepak Dave

Head of East Africa

Adventis Limited

Denis Moniotte

Chief Innovation Officer & CTO

Baobab by Microcred, Pan-African

Douglas Hoto

Group Chief Executive Officer

First Mutual Holdings Limited

Ed Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African

Edan Yago



Elie Aloko

Africa Equity Analyst

Robeco Institutional Asset Management (Rotterdam)

Elizabeth Nkukuu

Senior Partner & Chief Investments Officer

Cytonn Investments, Kenya

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO and Co-Founder


Emlyn Ade Palmer


Keomo Investments

Emmanuel Wiredu

Assistant General Manager

Offinso Rural Bank Limited, Ghana

Eric Kump

Managing Director

Carlyle Africa

Eric V. Guichard

Chief Executive Officer


Eugene du Plessis

Head of Capital

IZWE Group

Frank Schütte


MobiLife Ltd, South Africa

Frank Nagel

Director, Advisory Services

Rabo International Advisory Services

Gaimin Nonyane

Head, Economic Research


Geert Jan Schuite

Global Head, Outcomes Management and Strategy

Enclude, Pan-African

Giulia Pellegrini

Portfolio Manager


Grant Flanagan


Atria Africa

Greg Reeve

Non Executive Director

BelCash Technology Solutions PLC

Grégoire Lecomte

Group Head of Treasury

Microcred Group

Guillaume Barberousse

Responsable Banques et Marchés Financiers – Head of FI


Hamou Ninouche

Senior Insurance Executive

Algerian Insurance Company "C.A.A.T", Algeria

Harvesh Seegolam

Chief Executive

Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA)

Hassan Samir Farid

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Ifeoma Anthonia Okeke

Manager Treasury and Deposit Mobilization

Metro Microfinance Bank, Nigeria

James Duddridge

Former Minister for Africa, UK

James Marshall

Senior Portfolio Manager

Enko Capital Management

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, Pan-African

Jan-Erik Behrens

Executive Director, Transaction Advisory Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Jito Kayumba


Kukula Capital Plc, Zambia

Joe Huxley

Regional Coordinator

FSD Africa

Johannes Feist

Head of Division, Financial Sector Southern Africa & Regional Funds

KfW Group

John Gibling

Managing Director

S&P Global Ratings

John Kristensen

Senior Investment Manager, Head of Fund Investments

Swedfund International

John Legat

CEO and Lead Fund Manager

Imara Asset Management

John Baptist Rugambo

Company Secretary and Director of Corporate Affairs

CRDB Bank Plc, Tanzania

John-Paul Crutchley

Head of Investor Relations

Atlas Mara

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis Limited

Judith Santbergen

Senior Investment Officer

Triodos Investment Management, Pan-African

Judith Tyson

Research Fellow

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Kadi Fadika-Coulibaly

CEO & Managing Director

SGI Hudson & Cie, Ivory Coast

Karim El Hnot


Sogécapital Gestion

Kecia Rust

Executive Director and Founder

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

Keith Davies


Zoona, Southern and Central Africa

Keith Kalyegira

Chief Executive Officer

Capital Markets Authority, Uganda

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance Limited

Dr. Kupukile Mlambo

Deputy Governor

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

Lars Kroijer

Managing Director


Laura Foschi

Deputy Director


Laure Wessemius-Chibrac

Managing Director

Cordaid Investment Management

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Investment Director and Head of Financial Institutions

Amethis Finance

Lorna Smith

Interim Executive Director

BVI Finance

Manzi Rwegasira

Senior Manager Strategy & Special Projects

National Microfinance Bank PLC (NMB), Tanzania

Maria Largey

Head of the Financial Institutions


Mark Richards



Mark Napier


FSD Africa

Mark David Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited, South Africa

Martin Heimes

Head Financial Institutions Debt Financing

responsAbility Investments AG

Maxime Bouan

Regional Manager - Africa & MENA

BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

Michael Hoelter

Director & Portfolio Manager

Deutsche Bank

Michael Pearson

Founder and CEO

Clarus Investments

Micol Pistelli

Credit Guarantee Facility Expert


Momodou Musa Joof

Managing Director/CEO

Jaiz Takaful Insurance, Nigeria

Mustafa Rawji

Deputy Managing Director


Mwombeki Baregu

Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance

Financial Sector Deepening Trust, Tanzania

Nadia van de Walle

Senior Research Manager

InterMedia Research Institute

Never Nyemudzo

Group Chief Executive Officer

CBZ Holdings Limited

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon Africa, Uganda

Nicole Maske

Chief Executive Officer

Eos Capital (Pty) Ltd, Namibia

Omar Gueye

Senior Investment Officer

responsAbility Investments

Omega Collocott

Head of Financial Institution Ratings

Global Credit Ratings (GCR)

Orsolya Farkas

Senior Equity Investment Officer

Triple Jump

Paddy Docherty


Phoenix Africa Development Company

Patrick Duff

Director of Investments

Leapfrog Investments

Paul Cardoen



Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

Peter Hinton

Co-Lead, Affordable Education Finance

CapitalPlus Exchange

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments, Africa

Equator Capital Partners LLC, Africa

Prashant Calcutteea

Lead Audit & Advisory Partner

RSM Mauritius

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder & CEO


Rajiv Lutchmiah

Co-­Founder/ CEO

LCF Securities Ltd

Renaud Lagesse

Managing Director

Confident Asset Management Limited

Richard Wangwe

Head Agribusiness Uganda

Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd, Uganda

Robin Amlot


Banker Africa

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Sam Bright-Kaitoo

Chief Executive Officer

Galaxy Capital Ltd, Ghana

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria

Sanjiv Bhasin


AfrAsia Bank

Sean Keough

Managing Director – Head of Investments

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Sidhartha Choudhury

Senior Underwriter, Finance and Capital Markets

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African

Stefan Nalletamby

Director, Financial Sector Development

African Development Bank Group

Stephane Sapor

Equity Investment Officer Africa

responsAbility Investments

Steven Duchatelle

Deputy CEO - Operations

Advans Group, DRC

Sunil Dutt Benimadhu

Chief Executive

Stock Exchange of Mauritius

Dr. Suzan Hamdy Ph.D

Director of Capital Markets Group, Senior General Manager and Member of the Executive- Committee

Banque Misr, Egypt

Thierno-Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa

International Finance Corporation

Thierry Hugnin

Co Founder and Managing Partner

Kibo Capital Partners, Mauritius

Thierry Koenig


ENSafrica, Mauritius

Thomas L. Ferré

Private Equity Manager

MicroVest Capital

Thubelihle Ndlovu

Managing Director

Portify Investments

Tom Everett-Heath

Regional Managing Director for EMEA


Tracey Webb

Vice President, Structured Finance & Insurance


Tshephang Kelatile

Director, Investment Promotion

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre

Tshepiso Bakwadi

Dealing and Trading Manager

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Tshidi Hagan

Senior Investment Analyst, Africa Strategic Investment Fund

Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Sub Saharan Africa

Dr. Vicente Pons

Managing Principal

Frontera Capital

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO

4G Capital, Kenya

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity

Yao Guemedi

Head of Legal, Compliance, CSR and Corporate Ethics

Oragroup SA

Yvan Legris

International Board Treasurer


Zhi Yong Heng

Portfolio Manager

TLG Capital