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African PE & VC Association and CAIA Association Partnership Launch: The Case for Investing in Africa: Risk and Rewards
Join the CAIA Association and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association for the launch event, a fireside chat, followed by data presentation on Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) investing in Africa.

William (Bill) J. Kelly, President & CEO of the CAIA Association, Laura Merlini, Managing Director EMEA at CAIA Association and Abi Mustapha-Maduakor, CEO of AVCA, will discuss the opportunities and challenges that are shaping the direction of private investment in Africa, including technological and digital innovation, currency risk, and the continent’s demographic dividend.

As part of the webinar, AVCA’s CEO will present AVCA's latest research and key findings from the 2021 H1 African PE Data Tracker, providing a provisional look at investment, exits and fundraising activity in Africa in the first half of the year.

Oct 19, 2021 03:30 PM in London

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Abi Mustapha-Maduakor
Chief Executive Officer @African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Abi is Chief Executive Officer at the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). She was previously Head of Business Operations and Finance at MedAccess, a subsidiary of the CDC Group, focusing on providing innovative finance to facilitate access to medicines across Africa and Asia. Abi has several years of strategic leadership, financial and investment management, and operational management experience. She has held leadership roles in AVCA as Chief Operating Officer and as the Special Adviser to the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment in Nigeria, where she focused on programmes and policies to spur private sector investment and SME growth. Earlier in her career, Abi specialised in Group Treasury structured products in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group and qualified as a Chartered Accountant through Ernst & Young. Abi is completing the Oxford Executive MBA at Saïd Business School and she has an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial Colleg
William J. Kelly
Chief Executive Officer @CAIA Association
William (Bill) J. Kelly is the CEO of the CAIA Association. Bill has been a frequent industry speaker, writer, and commentator on alternative investment topics around the world since taking the leadership role at the CAIA Association in January, 2014. Previously, Bill was the CEO of Boston Partners and one of seven founding partners of the predecessor firm, Boston Partners Asset Management which, prior to a majority interest being sold to Robeco Group in Rotterdam in 2002, was an employee-owned firm. Bill’s career in the institutional asset management space spans over 30 years where he gained extensive managerial experience through successive CFO, COO and CEO roles. In addition to his current role, Bill is a tireless advocate for shareholder protection and investor education and is currently the Chairman and lead independent director for the Boston Partners Trust Company. He has previously served as an independent director and audit committee chair for ’40 Act Mutual Funds and other fi