AFSIC conference – 2 weeks to go

AFSIC – Investing in Africa is in its 7th year and takes place in 2 weeks’ time.
Europe’s biggest annual conference on inward investment to Africa will be 8-10 May 2019 in London.

For registration go to the AFSIC conference website.

AFSIC is a highly focused investment event and one of the most important Africa investor events globally. Over 200 of Africa’s most important investors and business leaders are confirmed as speakers.

1000+ Expected to attend in 2019

Business leaders from around 40 African countries are expected to attend in 2019; over 250 speakers and participants in country-focused sessions; expected 1000+ delegates; 100 sessions dedicated to uncovering Africa’s most profitable investments; and dynamic networking events providing opportunities for African business leaders, investors and deal-makers to meet.

A sophisticated event and meeting app allows delegates to prepare up to a month ahead for critical investment meetings allowing real deals to be concluded during the course of AFSIC.

Many of Africa’s most important investment funds are confirmed as speakers including:

  • Jussi Ahonen, Investment Manager, Finnfund
  • Magdi Amin, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
  • Diana Amoa, Portfolio Manager, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Franklin Olakunle Amoo, Managing Partner, Baylis Emerging Markets LLC
  • George Asante, Head: Markets ex SA, CIB, Absa Bank
  • Souleymane Ba, Partner, Helios Investment Partners LLP
  • Christopher Balliet Bleziri, Principal Investment Officer, BOAD
  • Craig Batsi Bandason, Portfolio Manager, Imara Asset Management
  • Peter Bartlett, Partner, GML Capital LLP
  • George Bodo, Head of SSA Banking Research, Ecobank Capital
  • Ben Botes, Group CEO, SeedsLife Caban Impact Investment LLP
  • Chantelé Carrington, COO, Africa Business Group, PwC
  • Emilio Cattaneo, Executive Director, EAIF – Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero, Chief Investment Officer, FSD Africa Investments
  • Johann Choux, Head Of Equity Investments – Financial Institutions & Innovation, Proparco
  • Paul Clark, Portfolio Manager, Ashburton Investments
  • Grant Cullens, CEO Asset Management, African Alliance Asset Management
  • Edwin Dande, Chief Executive Officer, Cytonn Investments
  • Andreas Davidsen, Senior Investment Manager, Norfund
  • Jonathan De La Pasture, Portfolio Manager, Stanlib Credit Alternatives
  • Arnaud De Lavalette, Senior Project Manager, ADA Microfinance
  • James Doree, Managing Director, Lion’s Head Global Partners
  • Kunal Doshi, Investment Professional, Capricorn Investment Group
  • Steven Duchatelle, CEO, Advans Group
  • Olivier Edelman, Head of Unit, European Investment Bank
  • Karim El Hnot, CEO, Sogecapital Gestion
  • John Esther, NE AFRICA Coverage Executive, TDB
  • Michael Fabbroni, Head Financial Institutions Debt Financing – Africa, responsAbility Investments AG
  • Michael Fischer, Director – Financial Institutions Africa, DEG mbH
  • Wieger Fokke, Senior Investment Officer – Financial Institutions Africa, FMO – The Dutch development bank
  • Juan Jose Garcia, Principal and Regional Syndications Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America, International Finance Corporation, IFC
  • Jarred Glansbeek, Chief Investment Officer, RisCura Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Cathy Goddard, CEO, Firebird Fund Managers
  • David Grayson, Chief Executive Officer, Auerbach Grayson & Company
  • Yann Groeger, Regional Manager Africa, BlueOrchard Finance
  • Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director & Head of Financial Services, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Thomas Heinig, Senior Project Manager, KfW Development Bank
  • Ed Higenbottam, Managing Director, Verdant Capital
  • Steve Hollingworth, President, Grameen Foundation
  • Philip Hopkins, Director of Investments, Equator Capital Partners
  • Thomas Hougaard, Vice President, IFU – Investment Fund for Developing Countries
  • Nick Hughes, Co Founder and Chief Product Officer, M-KOPA LLC
  • Will Hunnam, Co-Founder, Orbitt
  • Ulla Huotari, Investment Manager, Finnfund
  • Jimoh Ibrahim, President Infastructural Development in Africa, Africa infrastructural Development Funding Dubai
  • Ioto Iotov, Manager, AfricInvest
  • Robert Jenkins, Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Phatisa
  • Afsane Jetha, CEO & Managing Partner, Alta Semper Capital
  • Jarri Jung, Regional Manager Africa & Middle East, Triple Jump
  • Dr Jens Koeke, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Africa
  • Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head, Amethis Finance
  • Jonathan Kruger, Portfolio Manager, Director, Adventis
  • Arun Kumar, Principal Investment Officer, African Development Bank Group
  • Brenton Lalu, Specialist: Africa, Public Investment Corporation
  • David Lashbrook, Head of Africa Real Estate, Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund
  • Gregoire Lecomte, Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding, Baobab Group
  • Peter Leger, Head of Global Frontier Markets, Coronation Fund Managers
  • Alexis Losseau, Investment Officer, BIO – Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries
  • Steven Loubser, Fund Manager, Investec Asset Management
  • Albert Maasland, Group CEO, Crown Agents Bank
  • Johan Marnewick, Head of Credit Alternatives, Stanlib
  • Asha Mehta, Lead Portfolio Manager, Acadian Asset Management
  • Cédric Mezui, Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative, African Development Bank
  • The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State, Department for International Development
  • Kurt Morriesen, Senior Advisor of Impact Investments, UNDP
  • Hoda Atia Moustafa, Africa Regional Head, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • Rufaro Mucheka, Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa, Nedbank Limited
  • Kaan Nazli, Senior Economist, Neuberger Berman
  • Nothando Ndebele, Head: Financial Institutional Group, Absa Bank
  • Erica Nell, Head of Credit, Sanlam Investment Management
  • Lexi Novitske, Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments
  • Temi Ofong, Head: CIB, Absa Bank
  • Adesuwa Okunbo, Partner & Managing Director, Syntaxis Capital Africa
  • Lanre Oloniniyi, Co-Founder, Orbitt
  • Ope Onibokun, Investment Specialist, Investec Asset Management
  • Yann Pambou, Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity, Swiss Re direct Investment Ltd
  • Lasitha Perera, CEO, GuarantCo – Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group
  • James Polan, Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Martijn Proos, Director, Investec Asset Management
  • Brandon Quinn, Co-Founder and CEO, Saffron Wealth
  • Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital
  • Erik Sandersen, Executive Vice President – Financial Institutions, Norfund
  • Robert Schofield, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Andrew Schultz, Head of Africa Sales, Investec
  • Nimit Shah, Partner, Helios Investment Partners
  • Frank Streppel, Global Head of Investments, Emerging Markets Department, Triodos Investment Management B.V.
  • Jean-Philippe Syed, Principal, DPI – Development Partners International
  • Wasim Tahir, Sector Strategist – Financial Institutions, CDC Group
  • Roland Tatnall, Senior Investment Director, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners
  • Ameya Upadhyay, Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network
  • Antti Urvas, Associate Director Financial Institutions, Finnfund
  • Cobus Visagie, Group CEO, Africa Merchant Capital
  • Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, Department for International Trade
  • David Webb, Managing Partner & CIO, Emerging Markets Development Partners
  • Graham Wrigley, Chairman, CDC Group

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