In this episode, Andrew speaks to the Chief Executive Officer of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), Abi Mustapha-Maduakor. 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 programs and policies to spur private sector investment and SME growth.
Join them as they discuss AVCA, their mandate to promote investment into Africa, how they’re adding value to the sector, and what their focus has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two also delve into the key themes that are most relevant to the continent, post-pandemic and the sectors that AVCA members are most excited by, and why. Abi also shares her view on what the unique selling points are for Africa as an investment destination, how she and AVCA members see the AfCFTA as being a relevant factor in investment now and in the future, as well as her outlook on SMEs and the potential capacity for investment by and in SMEs on the continent.
Authored by Andrew Skipper