PRESS RELEASE: Africa investor Announces African Infrastructure Investment Awards 2018 shortlist


Johannesburg, London, New York, Nairobi, Lagos, Port Louis; 20th April 2018: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The Awards will be presented during the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on the 18th of June 2018 at the St Regis Hotel, in Le Morne Mauritius.

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a unique platform for infrastructure investors, financiers, operators and governments, in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sector to gauge and compare their performance, achievements and investment success stories. The 2018 Ai Awards will showcase African public and private sector, project investment innovations and the growing international competitiveness of African infrastructure as an investible asset class.

Commenting on the awards shortlist Hubert Danso, Ai, CEO and Vice Chairman said, “Africa investor is delighted to note that Ai is successfully attracting and seeing many new entrants participating in Africa’s infrastructure investment opportunities. We wish all the nominees best with their entries.”

The prestigious, highly sought-after Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards, formally recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa. The Awards reward the institutions and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment climate.
See below for the full shortlist.

Infrastructure Regulator of the Year

  1. National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
  2. Nigeria’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
  3. Energy Regulation Board of Zambia
  4. Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Authority (ZERA)
  5. Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) & Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações
  6. Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunication du Congo (ARPTC) / Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
  7. Rail Safety Regulator of South Africa
  8. ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority
  9. Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) -Tanzania
  10. Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA)

Legal Advisor of the Year

  1. Hogan Lovells
  2. Webber Wentzel
  3. Allen & Overy
  4. Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
  5. Baker McKenzie
  6. Fasken
  7. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  8. Bowmans
  9. Linklaters and White & Case
  10. Clifford Chance

Advisor of the Year

  1. Goldman Sachs
  2. Fasken
  3. PWC
  5. Deloitte
  6. Fieldstone Africa
  7. Africa Export-Import Bank
  8. HSBC
  9. Barclays Africa
  10. WSP Africa

Bank Arranger of the Year

  1. Standard Bank
  2. Rand Merchant Bank
  3. African Export-Import Bank
  4. Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
  5. Barclays Africa
  6. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China – ICBC
  7. Investec
  8. Nedbank Group
  9. Trade Development Bank (TDB)
  10. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

PPP Champion of the Year

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Bolloré Transport and Logistics & Government of Cote D’Ivoire
  3. DP World
  4. National Treasury (Kenya)
  5. P. Moller Holding
  6. Department of Energy, Independent Power Producers Office (IPP) South Africa
  7. Orascom Construction Limited and FCC Aqualia
  8. MSC
  9. G20 Global Infrastructure Hub
  10. Government of Rwanda and Bugesera Airport Company Limited

Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

  2. Makiber, Angola
  5. Bigen Group
  6. Village Energy
  7. Oolu Mali, Mali
  8. Eden Gardens Hospital Project
  9. Econet Wireless
  10. GE Africa

Water Deal of the Year

  1. ATHI Water Services Board
  2. Africa Water Facility
  3. Bigen Group
  5. Kigali Water Limited
  6. National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  7. World Bank
  8. Guma Valley Water Company
  9. Metito & the Government of Rwanda

Oil & Gas Deal of the Year

  1. BP and Kosmos
  2. Total
  3. Bharat Petro Resources
  4. Tullow Oil
  5. Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd
  6. National Office for Electricity and Water, Morocco (LNG project)
  7. ENI
  8. Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
  9. Shoreline Natural Resources Ltd
  10. Anadarko

ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year

  1. SITA
  3. FinComEco/ Wala/ Dala
  4. Mauritius Telecom
  5. MTN
  6. Orange SA
  7. Liquid Telkom
  8. Telecom Egypt
  9. Microsoft Africa
  10. Safaricom

Transport Deal of the Year

  1. Bechtel
  2. Tanzania International Container Terminal Services/ Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa
  3. Bolloré Logistics
  4. Kenya ports Authority (KPA)
  5. DP World
  6. Agility
  7. GE Africa
  8. Ministry of Transport Mozambique
  9. Kenya Airways
  10. WESGRO


Power Deal of the Year

  1. Gigawatt Mozambique (Gigajoule)
  2. THEMIS (Rwandan Peat Power Plant)
  3. Albatros Energy Mali S.A.
  4. CENPOWER Generation
  5. Africa Finance Corporation
  6. ENGIE/ EleQtra
  7. African Development Bank
  8. ACWA Power
  9. Scatec Solar
  10. National Office for Electricity and Water, Morocco (LNG project)

Infrastructure Fund of the Year

  1. African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (“AIIF3”)
  2. AP Moller’s Africa Infrastructure Fund (AP Moller Capital)
  3. Pan-African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF),
  4. CDC Group
  5. Africa50
  6. Economic Development Board of Mauritius (former BOI)
  7. Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)
  8. ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund (“ARMHIF”)
  9. Actis Infrastructure Fund
  10. Climate Investor One (CIO)

Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

  2. Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP)
  3. Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP)
  4. West African Power Pool (WAPP)
  5. Economic Development Board of Mauritius (former BOI)
  6. Energy & Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) Africa
  7. Coega Development Corporation
  8. USAID
  9. NEPAD-AU 5% Agenda
  10. Bolloré

Pension Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

  1. National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Uganda
  2. Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), Namibia
  3. PensionDanmark and Pensionskassernes Administration A/S
  4. National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Tanzania
  5. Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), South Africa
  6. Public Service Superannuation Scheme (PSSS), Kenya
  7. Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF)
  8. Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SNNIT), Ghana
  9. Debswana Pension Fund (DBF), Botswana
  10. Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF), Tanzania

Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

  1. Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
  2. Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)
  3. Ithmar Capital , Morocco
  4. Pula Fund (Botswana)
  5. Kenyan Sovereign Wealth Fund
  6. Fundo Soberano de Angola
  7. Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund
  8. FONSIS, Senegal
  9. Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe
  10. Petroleum Investment Fund, Uganda

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards will take place during the annual Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit & Awards, which is the calendar event and premier business development forum for pension funds, trustees, investment consultants, sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors. The Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit & Awards will take place on 18th of June 2018 at the St Regis Hotel, Le Mourne in Mauritius.

For more information on the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit and Awards 2018, visit or contact Sindy Dondolo on +27 11 783 2431 or


Note to Editors

About Africa investor –

Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai CEO Institutional Summit & Awards and the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

About the Ai African Project Developers Forum –

The Ai African Project Developers Forum is a pan-African network of over 200 infrastructure project developers and early-stage financiers that share and publish thought leadership, promote best practice, discuss co-development opportunities and are committed to improving the business environment for project developers and financiers in Africa.

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