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.
Growthpoint Investec African Propertied Ltd
Thomas Reilly is the Managing Director for Growthpoint Investec African Properties. He is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the business, including a specific focus on the raising of capital, property acquisitions and asset management activities. Before joining the firm, Thomas was the chief executive officer of the Sanlam Africa Property business which was listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius with three years of demonstrable track record. Prior to that he was the managing director of Sanlam Properties, the Group’s South African property company.
Thomas has a long history in investment banking and property related fund management. He joined the Sanlam Group in 1999 and held various executive roles including Group Treasurer and Head of Market Activity where he was responsible for the Sanlam Capital Market’s financial market structuring and trading activities. Prior to joining Sanlam he held various financial market roles in structuring and trading of derivative based products for ABSA Bank, now a member of the Barclays Group, having first joined the First Derivatives in 1994, a joint venture company between First National Bank and FirstCorp Merchant Bank.
Thomas holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of South Africa.