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SuperReturn Africa
5 - 7 December 2022
The Westin Cape TownCape Town

Will Pearson
Senior Investment Advisor at Prosper Africa

Profile

Will Pearson is Senior Investment Advisor at Prosper Africa, a United States government initiative aimed at boosting investment and trade between African countries and the US.

Will has nearly 20 years of experience in the energy, infrastructure, and impact investing sectors.  Over the course of his career, he has worked with diverse teams across North America, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Will lived in Zambia from 2014-2019, where he was the Director of GET FiT Zambia, a German Development Bank (KfW)-sponsored program designed to attract private sector investment to Zambia’s renewable energy sector. While in Zambia he was also a Senior Transaction Advisor with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), working to develop a pipeline of infrastructure and agribusiness investments suitable for private investment.

Prior to moving to Zambia, Will was a Director in the Global Energy and Natural Resources practice and Head of the London office at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy. He started his career as a Portfolio Analyst on the electricity trading desk at Sempra Energy, an integrated energy company in San Diego, California.

Will has written articles for The Economist, Financial Times and Foreign Policy, and has featured as a guest speaker and panel moderator at conferences and roundtables across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Agenda Sessions

  • Africa’s infrastructure: a bird’s eye view

    09:00

Speakers at this event