Oliver Andrews – Lab Principal

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation


Oliver Andrews was appointed AFC’s Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer  in September 2014. Until his appointment, he was the Corporations’s Director and Chief Coverage Division, prior to that he was the CEO of Africa Infrastructure.  In his current capacity, he is responsible for creating the Corporation’s deal pipeline, leading end-to-end deal execution and managing the Corporation’s investment portfolio. He was the project advisor for Cenpower leading a multidisciplinary project team drawn from a number of institutions that successfully achieved financial close for a 900 million USD landmark project in ghana, which won the 2014 Africa Power deal of the year. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance, he as over 30 year’s experience in the various infrastructure sectors and 20 years as an infrastructure project develeoper financier and strategic adviser.

Oliver is a former CEO of TCI infrastructure Limited (TCII) and the Gambia Ports Authority. He as extensive international experience in infratructure development and financing both from a public and private sector perspective, within and outside the African continent. He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa leading project development teams providing strategic, policy, program and commercial advice on infrastructure development issues to development financial institutions, international corporations, and Goverments both in Africa and Europe.  Mr. Andrews an Electrical and electronic Engineer, holds an MBA from the university of Wales , is also a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics. Oliver is the Chiarman of the Board of trustees of the Africa Centre, a UK registered charitable organisation that exists to promote Africa’s cultural diversity outside of the continent and serves as a hub to promote creativity and innovation in African art, culture, business and entreprenuership in London.