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, AfIDA
Founder and CEO, Tocam Capital

Mr Andrews has over 35 years’ experience in infrastructure development, investing, public-private partnerships and strategic advisory work such as advising and partnering with governments, regional and international corporations, and development finance institutions. During his career,…
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)

Andreas Cremer is head of department at DEG and responsible for infrastructure and energy operations in Africa and Latin America, managing a loan portfolio of over US$ 1 billion. He has been active in financing…
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…
Koffi Klousseh

Koffi Klousseh

Managing Director, Head of Project Development. Africa50

Koffi Klousseh was named Managing Director, Head of Project Development for Africa50 on May 1, 2017. A citizen of Togo, Mr. Klousseh is a recognized expert in infrastructure development, with a solid track record in…
Marina Pannekeet

Marina Pannekeet

Investment Officer (FMO)

Lisa Pinsley

Lisa Pinsley

Head of Africa, Energy Infrastructure

Lisa joined Actis in 2016, opening the Cape Town office, to focus on originating and managing energy investments, primarily in Africa. Lisa has 12 years of experience in power sector investing and 22 years of…
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,…
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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