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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Ken Osei
Principal Investment Officer at IFC


Ken Osei is a Principal Investment Officer – Manufacturing & Consumer Services, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Ken is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and leads IFC’s Southern Africa Hub for new business, and is also Sector Lead for Africa, for IFC’s Health & Education Sectors.

Ken leads the origination, structuring, closing and portfolio management of investments across several sectors including automotive manufacturing, building materials, consumables, Tourism, Hotels, Retail, Commercial Property, Healthcare, Education, and Housing.

As H&E Sector lead for Africa, Ken coordinates development of investment approaches for the sectors, working closely with the Global Sector Leads for Health Services, Life Sciences and Education, and coordinates business development efforts for the sectors across the African continent.

Prior to his current role within IFC, Ken was based in Nairobi, Kenya as Principal Equity Specialist, where he was involved in originating, structuring, and closing equity (and quasi-equity) investments in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Consumer Services Sectors.

Ken has been actively involved in IFC equity, debt, and quasi-equity investments in East, West, and Southern Africa, in a wide range of sectors including Property, Education, Hotels, Healthcare, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, FMCG, Building Materials, and the Automotive sectors.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from George Washington University, a Master of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, from Stanford University, and an MBA Degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Management.

Agenda Sessions

  • Carving new exit doors