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.
Chief Investment Officer
Advance Global Capital Ltd
Gilles is a seasoned finance and business development executive with a global investment management and investment banking career with experience spanning start-up to Fortune 500 companies across developed and emerging markets. Gilles is currently Chief Investment Officer of Advance Global Capital Ltd. (“AGC”), an impact investment management company specialized in financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which lack sufficient access to capital in developing and underserved markets. Prior to AGC, he led the Francophone West Africa Investment Banking franchise of the Ecobank Group, responsible for coverage, origination and execution effort across the region. Gilles previously worked in the investment banking divisions of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Renaissance Capital. Gilles holds a BSc from ENSTA ParisTech, an MSc from Stanford and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.