Past Podcasts

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

Alpha and Diversification

In this fifth episode, Charles Burbridge, Executive Director at Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, and David Ourlicht, Commissioner at the New York State Insurance Fund and Chair of its Investment Committee share their investment strategies and thoughts on African private equity. Are they looking for alpha or diversification, or both?

26 November 2019

Spolight on Gender Inclusiveness

Rose Goslinga, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, at PULA and ‘Tokunboh Ishmael, Chair, AVCA Board; co-Founder and Managing Director, at Alitheia Capital discuss how to effectively mobilise greater gender diversity and inclusiveness in African private equity. This spotlight on Gender Inclusiveness session was recorded at the 16th Annual AVCA Conference in Nairobi, in April 2019. Ameya Upadhyay, Principal at Flourish Ventures shares some Introductory remarks to this spotlight session.

31 October 2019

@ninetyone_sa partially exits its investment in Kamoso Africa. Read more:

@ActisLLP exits its investment in Ghanaian commercial bank. Read more:

@CepheusCapital makes investment in East African manufacturing company. Read more:

@AfDB_Group invests US$10mn in Ethiopian power project. Read more:

@convergence_ acquires 100% of Vodacom’s Africa’s operations. Read more: