Ope Onibokun, Head of Project Finance, ARISE

Listen to Ope Onibokun share his experience on how to navigate the challenges of investing in infrastructure in Africa.

Ope is an Investment Specialist with a track record of raising  capital  for large scale infrastructure projects, mobilising about US$2 billion for projects on the Africa continent. His area of expertise covers ports, transportation, logistics, telecom and energy.

He believes that Africa currently presents a more attractive market, compared to anywhere else in the world. One of his reasons being that the continent is one of the few regions currently experiencing high yield, despite the downturn in other regions.

His top picks for sectors posed to attract the most capital are: ICT, logistics and the manufacturing sector, with tech-enabled companies easing the process.

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Monica Maduekwe

Monica is the founder of PUTTRU. She has several years of experience promoting sustainable energy markets in West Africa. She has an extensive knowledge of the energy landscape, which she has gained through her work as programme officer for resource mobilisation and project development, and, prior to that, a renewable energy programme officer both at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). She has M.Sc. in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy and the Environment, from University of Dundee, and a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.