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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 the World Bank

During May 2021, the PIA met with senior members of the World Bank Africa team to discuss the recovery of the African continent in the wake of Covid-19. We had a vibrant discussion around the vaccine roll-out and its link to economic recovery. Other topics included regional and global trade, debt relief and revenue mobilisation. While the medium-term outlook for the continent is broadly positive, increased private sector investment remains dependent on a stable investment climate.

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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