Past Podcasts

Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19 - Investor Perspectives

Hear from Carola Bose, Director & Head: Africa Funds, Equity & Mezzanine, DEG/KfW; Shruti Chandrasekhar, Head, SME Ventures, IFC; Papa Demba Diallo, Director-General, FONSIS; Alison Klein, Manager, Private Equity, FMO; Paulo Martelli, Director: Investments, FinDev Canada; Line Picard, Chief Private Equity Officer, AfDB and Stephen Priestley, Managing Director, Funds & Capital Partnerships, CDC Group on how Africa's pioneering investors are bolstering Africa's private investment industry.

23 June 2020

Venture Capital - Driving Innovation in Africa

Hear from Grant Brooke, Executive Director of Twiga Food, Maurizio Caio, Founder & Managing Partner of TLcom, Kenfield Griffith, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Ajua (mSurvey), Robert Zegers, Chief Investment Officer of the African Development Bank Group, and Baba Alokolaro, Managing Partner of TNP, as they discuss venture capital's role in driving innovation in Africa.

27 May 2020

Blended Finance in Action

What role can philanthropy, public and private capital play in catalysing greater investments in Africa's private capital industry? Hear from Ladé Araba, Managing Director, Africa at Convergence Finance, Anne-Marie Chidzero, Chief Investment Officer at FSD Africa, and Dan Kranzler, Senior Partner at Capria Ventures as they examine the potential of these alternative sources of capital. This session was moderated by Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye, Head of Research and Training at AVCA.

29 April 2020

Going Against the Grain

In this eighth episode, hear the conversation between commercial investors; Anthony Hagan, Managing Director, Colonial Consulting; Charles Mwebeiha, Managing Director, Sango Capital; David Moore, Head: Alternative Investments, Alexander Forbes Investments, and Todd Micklethwaite, Head of Distribution, Alternatives, Sanlam Investments on why they remain committed to Africa. This session is moderated by Alexandre Alfonsi, Partner, Axonia Partners.

24 March 2020

Mobilising Local Capital 

In this seventh episode, hear Henry Kyanda, Chief Executive Officer & Trust Secretary at Kenya Power Pension Fund; Hassane Muhieddine, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Cluster at Axian Grou; and Richard Tusabe, Director General at the Rwanda Social Security Board discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by African institutional investors. This session is moderated by Hany Assad, Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio & Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Avanz Capital.

25 February 2020

Spotlight on Africa’s Pioneer Investors

In this sixth episode, Carola Bose, Director & Head of Africa Funds, Equity & Mezzanine at DEG; Worku Gachou, Managing Director for Africa at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Adrian Kamenitzer, Director of Equity, New Products and Special Transactions at the European Investment Bank; Carole Maman, Chief Investment Officer at the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries and Stephen Priestley, Managing Director of Funds and Capital Partnerships at CDC Group share their experiences investing in Africa, and their evolving role as trailblazers of the industry.

29 January 2020

Hear @CDunbar1 City Treasurer of @PhiladelphiaGov and @BurbridgeChuck Executive Director of @ctpf_tweets discuss th…

42% of the total number of LPs included in VC deals in Africa between 2014-2019 were headquartered in North America…

@Proparco co-invests US$22mn into Ethiopian FMCG platform, Turaco. Read more:

PE/VC fund managers, PE/VC investment firms and corporate venture firms accounted for 39%, 19% and 11% of investors…

@deginvest_DE suscribes to bond issued by #HeliosTowers. Read more: