Welcome to PIA

The Private Investors for Africa (PIA), founded in 2001, is a business coalition that brings together ethically like-minded companies with the objective of tapping into their business experience in Africa to tangibly contribute to the continent's future.

At present PIA members include: Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, HEINEKEN, Standard Bank and Syngenta.

The PIA members are united and motivated by a common vision to help accelerate economic growth and social development across the African continent.

Latest news

PIA meeting with EU institutions

On 30 March, the PIA met with Koen Doens, Director General – DG International Partnerships (INTPA), European Commission and Richard Amor, Head of Corporate lending, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America, at the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss the institutions’ approach to Africa. The dialogue highlighted the clear role of the private sector in the continents recovery, in the context of Covid-19. The EU values the PIA’s ongoing structural engagements.

PIA meeting on US-Africa relations

On 26 February the PIA met with Scott Eisner from the US Chamber and Witney Schneidman from the Brookings Institute to discuss the changing landscape of the Bretton Woods Institutions and the new Biden Administration’s approach to Africa. Despite a number of challenges given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook remains hopeful.

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PIA meeting with the Government of Zambia

At the end of November 2020 the PIA members held discussions with the government of Zambia regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the country and the outlook for the economy. The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, gave an outline regarding the prioritization of various economic sectors, private sector incentives and the impact of the ACFTA on trade. The group also had a constructive meeting with the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Zambia, who provided insights on the countries debt, the role of the private sector and plans to ensure economic recovery.