Veronica Bolton Smith 2022 speaker

Team Leader



Veronica Bolton Smith holds a solid background of 19 years of Africa-focused trade and investment experience. Veronica Bolton Smith brings extensive knowledge of African trade relations and has advised African Heads of State on their foreign direct investment approach, to create and broaden opportunities for investment in Africa.

Veronica Bolton Smith is passionate about connecting the right investors to the investment opportunities in Africa and wants to hear the phrase ‘lack of bankable projects in Africa’ as a thing of the past!

Previous roles Veronica Bolton Smith has held include working at the United Nations, the UK Department of International Development, the UK Houses of Parliament, a Silver Circle law firm, Kenya’s Ministry of Defence, Chief Operating Officer of Invest Africa, and is currently leading a multi-million FCDO-funded programme supporting the Government of Ghana to attract industrial investors into key sectors of growth.

Veronica Bolton Smith’s passion is to foster growth through trade and investment in Sub-Saharan African nations and was recently recognised by the United Nations as a Top 100 Most Influential Person of African Descent in Business.

Veronica Bolton Smith is an advisory board member of Akojo Market and has most recently been appointed as an Ambassador to the Halo Trust.


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