AfIDA

Board of Directors

The AfIDA Board of Directors Comprises Senior Industry Executives and Professionals, Representing Major Regional Banks and Industrial Corporations. In line with global best practices and corporate governance, twenty percent are independent directors and the additional six available board seats are reserved for share holders from other African countries.

The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for policy formulation, strategy and decision making, with specific authority delegated to three subsidiary committees and Executive Management for day-to-day operations.

Board Members

Oliver Andrews

Oliver Andrews

Chairman – Founder and Chairman, Toucam

Oliver is an Executive Director and the Chief Investment Officer. His oversight functions include end to end origination and execution of transactions for AFC. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with extensive background in engineering,…
Gilles Vaes

Gilles Vaes

Vice-Chairman – CEO, InfraCo Africa

Gilles comes to us from Engie (ex GDF Suez) and was most recently based in Casablanca where he was responsible for business development in North Africa. He has been developing infrastructure projects for the last…
Paul Biggs

Paul Biggs

Senior Partner (Trinity)

Paul Biggs is the Senior Partner of Trinity. Paul’s experience is extensive and ranges across the power, telecoms, electricity, ports/airports and infrastructure sectors. Paul’s focus on Africa started over 16 years ago at CDC (Commonwealth…
Gad Cohen

Gad Cohen

CEO (Eleqtra)

Gad Cohen is eleQtra’s Chief Executive Officer (New York & London) and one of its three co-founding Partners. Gad has over 20 years’ professional experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects in the…
Andreas Cremer

Andreas Cremer

Head, Infrastructure and Energy (Asia, Europe and Middle East, DEG)

Suzanne Gujadhur Bell

Suzanne Gujadhur Bell

MD (International Proximity)

Prior to establishing International Proximity, Suzanne practised for four years at the London Bar and for five years at the Mauritian Bar where she specialised in corporate/commercial law. She also ran the first offshore management…
Andrew Johnstone

Andrew Johnstone

CEO (Climate Fund Managers)

Andrew Johnstone has overall responsibility for the establishment of the Climate Investor One initiative and is responsible for the delivery of all fund management services to Climate Investor One. Andrew has led and guided the…
Vuyo Ntoi

Vuyo Ntoi

Co-Managing Director (AIIM), B. Com (Hons), M.Sc, MBA

Vuyo was appointed Co-Managing Director in August 2020. Vuyo has two decades of investment experience and has been involved in private infrastructure investing in Africa since 2003. Prior to moving into the Co-Managing Director role,…
Marina Pannekeet

Marina Pannekeet

Investment Officer (FMO)

Amadou Wadda

Amadou Wadda

Head of Project Development (AFC)

An infrastructure developer, civil engineer and investment banker with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sector across various infrastructure sectors in Africa. Amadou has directly and in a supporting capacity successfully…

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