The Evolution of Private Equity in Africa:

A Discussion with the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

A discussion with:
Walé Adeosun
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer
Kuramo Capital

Runa Alam
Cofounder and CEO
Development Partners International

Michelle Kathryn Essomé
Chief Executive Officer
African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

‘Tokunboh Ishmael
Cofounder and Managing Director
Alitheia Capital

Papa Madiaw Ndiaye
Founder and CEO
AFIG Funds

Bobby Pittman
Managing Director
Kupanda Capital

Davinder Sikand
Partner, Sub-Saharan Africa
The Abraaj Group

Moderated by:
Aubrey Hruby
Visiting Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council 

Welcome by:
J. Peter Pham
Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council 

 The Atlantic Council will bring together a group of stakeholders from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) for a panel discussion on the evolution of private equity in Africa. AVCA’s membership includes venture capital firms, foundations, endowments, financial institutions, and institutional investors. They represent an industry with over two hundred firms managing over $25 billion in assets across fifty-four countries.

DATE: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

LOCATION: Atlantic Council
  1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
  Washington, DC 20005

This event is on-the-record and open for press coverage; members of the media should contact to register.