politics & economy

Africa’s infrastructure project development leaders recognised at Ai Project Developer Awards

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the winners of the Ai Infrastructure Project Developers Awards in Cape Town, South Africa.

These first-of-their-kind Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a pan-African and global infrastructure investment audience.

GE Africa won the Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year and IHS Towers took Ai African ICT Project Developer of the Year. The Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year was awarded to ACWA Power while the Ai African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year Awards went to Bouygues. Cenpower and InfraCo shared the Award for the Ai African Energy Project Developer of the Year.
The Award for Ai Private Sector Co-Developer of the Year was given to Africa Finance Corporation and FMO took home the Ai Public Sector Co-Developer of the Year Award. The Ai Construction Company Co-Developer of the Year was awarded to Bechtel and the Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year Award went to Standard Bank.

E&Y was named Ai African Project Development Advisor of the Year, and the African Water Facility received the Award for the Ai Project Preparation Facility of the Year. The Award for the Ai Project Development Fund of the Year went to IFC InfraVentures, and Matelec Group took home the Award for Ai Africa Developer of the Year. Finally, Kenya’s Privatization Commission was named Ai African Sponsor of the Year. The full shortlist is below.

Commenting on the Awards, Hubert Danso, Ai’s Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman said, "Infrastructure is among the top priorities - if not the single most important priority - for Africa’s sustainable growth. The important role the project developer community plays in transforming Africa’s infrastructure cannot be understated. Africa investor is therefore very excited about this set of Ai Awards for infrastructure project developers operating in Africa."

He continued, "We congratulate the winners and all those that entered. This growing community of private sector project developers is a true lynchpin in the infrastructure development community in Africa and, with these Awards, we are delighted to showcase and bring recognition to both private and public sector project developer success stories."

The Awards were held during the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2015

CATEGORY ONE: Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year
GE Africa

CATEGORY TWO: Ai African ICT Project Developer of the Year
IHS Towers

CATEGORY THREE: Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year
ACWA Power

CATEGORY FOUR: Ai African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year
Bouygues

CATEGORY FIVE: Ai African Energy Project Developer of the Year
Cenpower/InfraCo

CATEGORY SIX: Ai Private Sector Co-Developer of the Year
Africa Finance Corporation

CATEGORY SEVEN: Ai Public Sector Co-Developer of the Year
Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

CATEGORY EIGHT: Ai Construction Company Co-Developer of the Year
Bechtel

CATEGORY NINE: Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year
Standard Bank

CATEGORY TEN: Ai African Project Development Advisor of the Year
E&Y

CATEGORY ELEVEN: Ai Project Preparation Facility of the Year
African Water Facility

CATEGORY TWELVE: Ai Project Development Fund of the Year
IFC InfraVentures

CATEGORY THIRTEEN: Ai Africa Developer of the Year
Matelec Group

CATEGORY FOURTEEN: Ai African Sponsor of the Year
Privatization Commission, Kenya

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For more information on the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit and Awards, contact Precious Nkandu on +27 11 783 2431 or pnkandu@africainvestor.com.
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