Meet the DFC’s Africa Investment Advisors

In 2020, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) launched a regional team based in Africa, charged with advancing investment and expanding the DFC’s portfolio on the continent. The team, consisting of six Africa Investment Advisors, covers the Horn of Africa, Anglophone West Africa, Lusophone Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, and Francophone West and Central Africa. To learn more about each of the advisors, watch their introductory videos below.

Pour ceux qui parlent français, cliquez ici pour regarder la vidéo d’Adou Touré, conseiller en investissement pour l’Afrique francophone de l’ouest et du centre.

Blen Abebe, Horn of Africa

Based out of: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Blen Abebe, Africa Investment Advisor for the Horn of Africa at the U.S. DFC, introduces herself and shares why she finds African markets exciting places for investment. To contact Blen, reach out to [email protected].  

Michelle Patrick-Akinrinade, Anglophone West Africa

Based out of: Lagos, Nigeria

Michelle Patrick-Akinrinade, Africa Investment Advisor for Anglophone West Africa at the U.S. DFC, introduces herself and discusses why she is passionate about the healthcare and agriculture sectors. To contact Michelle, reach out to [email protected].  

Jacob Flewelling, Lusophone Africa and
Pan African Transactions

Based out of: Johannesburg, South Africa

Jacob Flewelling, Africa Investment Advisor for Lusophone Africa and Pan African Transactions at the U.S. DFC, introduces himself and shares why he thinks Africa is an attractive place for investment. To contact Jacob, reach out to [email protected].

Diana Njuguna, Southern Africa

Based out of: Johannesburg, South Africa

Diana Njuguna, Africa Investment Advisor for Southern Africa at the U.S. DFC, introduces herself and talks about why she finds the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Southern Africa particularly exciting. To contact Diana, reach out to [email protected].  

Teddy Onserio, East Africa

Based out of: Nairobi, Kenya

Teddy Onserio, Africa Investment Advisor for East Africa at the U.S. DFC, introduces himself and discusses the importance of strong institutions to foster increased investment and growth and why now is a good time to be investing in the African continent. To contact Teddy, reach out to [email protected].

Adou Touré, Francophone West and Central Africa

Based out of: Dakar, Senegal

Adou Touré, Africa Investment Advisor for Francophone West and Central Africa at the U.S. DFC, introduces himself and talks about why he thinks the agriculture and agribusiness sectors have great potential in his region. To contact Adou, reach out to [email protected].

DFC’s Africa Investment Advisor program is implemented in partnership with CrossBoundary LLC.

To learn more about the DFC, please visit www.dfc.gov.

Investing in Africa’s Future

Investing in Africa’s Future is a premier public forum jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to promote US trade and investment in African markets.

Pour ceux qui parlent français:

Adou Touré, l’Afrique francophone (ouest et centre)

Basé à Dakar, Sénégal

Conseiller en investissement de la U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) pour l’Afrique francophone de l’ouest et du centre, Adou Touré se présente. Si vous souhaitez contacter M. Touré, veuillez envoyer un message à [email protected].  

Pour en savoir plus sur la DFC, consulter le site www.dfc.gov.

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur la conférence “Investing in Africa’s Future” qui aura lieu le 16 octobre 2020.

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.