Andrew Alli is the CEO of SouthBridge Group; a Pan-African financial services firm focused on Investment Banking and Sovereign advisory.
Before Andrew joined the SouthBridge Group, he was the President & CEO of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). The Executive Management under Andrew’s leadership undertook approximately US$4.5 billion in investments across Africa, financing transformative projects like a West African Submarine Cable, a commercial wind farm in Cape Verde, a toll road in South Africa, a greenfield power plant in Ghana and a flagship road infrastructure project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Alli was a Partner at Travant Capital Partners, a West-Africa focused private equity fund, that he co-founded. The company still operates today and provides first-in-class advisory services to local and international players across the private and public sector spectrum. Prior to this venture, he worked for 11 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank. He joined IFC in Washington as an investment officer working first in the Oil, Gas and Mining Department and then later in the Telecommunications Department. In 2002, he was appointed IFC’s Country Manager for Nigeria, responsible for managing the corporation’s operations in the country. In 2006, he served as the Country Head for Southern Africa, assuming responsibility for South Africa and seven other countries.
During the course of his career, Mr. Alli has been involved with investments in Africa totaling more than US$8 billion. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kings College, University of London, an MBA from INSEAD, France and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).
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Current Company: SouthBridge Group
Industry: Financial Services