Friday, December 1, 2023

The Ai Academy helps investment and business leaders and policy makers to understand the evolution of investing in Africa, to enhance their performance, competitiveness and provide a fact base for decision-making at the continental level.

As part of its Corporate Social Investment policy, Africa investor established the Ai Academy as a thought leadership and networking platform to provide valuable information and networks to key decision makers working on investment issues in Africa. The Ai Academy benefits from specialists’ insights from Ai Capital and the operational experience of the Ai Advisory Board, as well as programmes run by Ai events.

The Ai Academy works closely with the Ai Heads of State Investment Advisory Council, launched in 2011 at the New York Stock Exchange in partnership with the United Nations and African Union. The Ai Council brings together and mobilizes business and investment leaders to advise African Heads of State and the African Union on strategies to increase intra-African investment flows and regional economic integration.

The Academy runs proprietary platforms to address and increase the pipeline of investable, bankable projects through the Ai Project Developers Forum and mobilizes African capital and asset owners through the Ai Sovereign Wealth and Pension Leaders Forum.

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The Ai African Project Developers Forum

The Ai African Project Developers Forum (APDF) is a pan-African network of over 200 infrastructure project developers and early-stage financiers that shares and publishes thought leadership, promotes best practice, discusses co-development opportunities and is committed to improving the business environment for project developers and financiers in Africa.

Bart Nnaji
CEO, Geometric Power Limited

Carlo van Wageningen
Chairman, Lake Turkana Wind Power

Edu Okeke
COO, Azura Power Holding Limited

Gad Cohen
eleQtra’s Chief Executive Officer

Helen Tarnoy
CEO, Aldwych International

Johan de Vos
Managing Director, Gigajoule Group

John McCarthy
Head of Global Infrastructure Abu Dhabhi Investment Authority

Marc Mandaba
Managing Director, Themis

Vishal Agarwal
Managing Director (Developments & Investments), GE Africa
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The Ai African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Forum

The Ai African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Forum (ASWPFF) is a high-level platform for African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund (SWF & PF) leaders to network and share best practices on key issues related to improving the investment environment for long-term intra-African investment.

Adam Mayingu
Director General of the Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) Tanzania

Aldo Tembe
CEO, Moçambique Previdente

David Nuyoma

Hubert Danso
CEO and Chairman: Africa investor, Chairman: ASWPFF

Ibrahima Kane

Jack Kayonga
CEO, Agaciro Sovereign Wealth Fund

Jose Filomeno
Chairman FSDEA

Joseph Boateng
Senior Analyst Chief Investment Officer, Casey Family Programs

Mbui Wagacha
Chairman: Kenyan Sovereign Wealth Fund, Senior Economic Advisor: Executive Office of the President, Kenya

Nic Firzli
Director General World Pensions Council

Edward Odundo
Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Benefits Authority Kenya & President, International Organisation of Pensions Supervisors (IOPS)

Ralf Byarugaba

Richard Mwiinga
Chairman, Zambia Association of Pension Funds (ZAPF)

Robert Maynard
CIO, Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (P.E.R.S.I)

Sam Camilleri
CEO , Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF)

Sibusiso Luthuli
CEO, Eskom Pension Fund

Tariq Senhaji
CEO, Ithmar

Uche Orji
CEO, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority

Theresa Whitmarsh
Executive Director, Washington State Investment Board
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Ai Emerging Managers Forum Advisory Board

John Robinson
Senior Managing Consultant, PFM Asset

Robert Greene
President & CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Wilmot Allen
Senior Adviser, Africa investor Emerging Managers Forum

Christine Phillpotts
Snr Vice President, Alliance Bernstein

Angela Miller May
Director of Investments/CIO, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

Hubert Danso
CEO and Chairman: Africa investor, Chairman: Ai Emerging Managers Forum and the Ai African Sovereign Wealth & Pension Fund Forum