About Us

About Us


Invest Africa was founded in 2013 as a platform for business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to gain insight into Africa and be exposed to the continent's opportunities.


Our vision is to be a global private members club with a multi-service platform for access and investment into Africa.


Our mission is to be the link between capital and expertise into Africa, and information and opportunity out of africa.



The Invest Africa membership is by invitation only and is capped by chapter city, and by a limited number of international members. We're looking for members who care deeply about Africa and want to be part of the continent's success story.

Member Benefits


Access to the premium global Africa focused business network


Business development into Africa / Investment information out of Africa


Breakfast / lunch / dinner speaker events at top locations


Weekly macro thematic / quarterly bulletin


Africa field trips


African Capital Investments*

*ACI is a standalone FCA regulated boutique investment bank. Invest Africa members have an option to access deal flow (funds & direct investments) through ACI’s platform.



Rob Hersov

Founder, Chairman

Rob Hersov is a South African entrepreneur, Senior Executive and private investor based in London. He currently serves as managing partner of Sapinda UK, is Chairman of the Vistajet Advisory Board, Chairman of Adoreum Partners, and Chairman and Founding Partner of Invest Africa.

Bob Diamond

Co-Chairman, President of the New York Chapter

Bob Diamond is Founder and Chief Executive Office of Atlas Merchant Capital. Atlas makes merchant banking investments in financial services firms with a special focus on Africa and investment management. Bob was recently Chief Executive of Barclays PLC.

Ashish J Thakkar

President of Dubai Chapter

Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at the age of 15. Since starting out in 1996, Ashish J. Thakkar has built a conglomerate of IT, Real Estate and Manufacturing companies with operations in 19 African countries and 21 countries worldwide, employing over 8,000 people through its investments and operations.

Business Development

Business Development

Through our vast local African, and international networks, Invest Africa helps qualified companies:

  • Accelerate their expansion into africa
  • Find the right strategic partners to operate in africa
  • Get direct introductions to potential clients / partners
  • Gather local intelligence and support
  • Grow revenues in exciting new markets

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about Invest Africa, please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch.