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.
Director - Market Development
Richard Gomes is responsible for Shell Foundation’s Market Development programme to accelerate the growth of social impact markets. He is also a member of SF’s Investment Committee and Senior Management Team.
Richard joined SF in 2009 and has supported over 50 social enterprises to build consumer demand, raise investment and advocate for policy support. He has authored several reports examining the lessons learned from SF’s work, including Enterprise Solutions to 2030 and Accelerating Access to Energy, and leads SF’s learning and research activities. His more recent work includes the co-creation of new market institutions to support sector growth.
Prior to this, Richard worked for the Shell Group across a range of financial and commercial roles in the UK, Europe and Asia. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism.