Oliver’s oversight functions at AFC include end-to-end origination and execution of transactions.

An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with an extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance, Oliver has over 30 years of experience as an infrastructure project developer, financier and strategic adviser. He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa, leading project development teams providing strategic, policy, programme and commercial advice on infrastructure development issues to development finance institutions, international blue-chip corporations, and governments both in Africa and Europe.

He was the project director for Cenpower, leading a multidisciplinary project team drawn from a number of institutions that successfully achieved financial close for a $900m landmark project in Ghana.

Oliver is a former CEO of TCI Infrastructure Limited and the Gambia Ports Authority. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, is an electrical and electronic engineer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

He is also the non-executive director of several companies and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Centre, a UK-registered charitable organisation that exits to promote Africa’s culture diversity outside of the continent and serves as a hub to promote creativity and innovation in African art, culture, business and entrepreneurship in London.

Oliver is a panellist at our fifth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, in London on 14-15 November 2018.