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About IPAE 2

As the successor fund of I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1, IPAE 2 continues and deepens the impact mission of Investisseurs & Partenaires and promote the emergence of a new generation of responsible African entrepreneurs.

IPAE 2 aims to invest in equity and quasi-equity as a minority shareholder in 30 to 40 startups and businesses located in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean, and thus contribute to building a sustainable and productive private sector. IPAE 2 also aims to create an investment hub in East Africa, by opening a new office in Nairobi.

IPAE 2 is a generalist fund that targets a large range of sectors that significantly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): agri-business, health, construction industry, renewable energy, microfinance, industry, B2B products and services, etc.

Calendar      2017-2022
Size              €92 million ($100 million)
Status           Under investment
Portfolio       19 SMEs
Tickets         €300,000 - €5 million

IPAE 2 portfolio

Delta SA

Go Africa Online

iProcure

Afrikrea

Zeepay

Ed Partners

Pigier Cameroun

XpressGas

StarNews

Soafiary

New Crystal

Rensource

CoinAfrique

Procréa

African Management Institute

Afribon

IPAE investment team

Anna Traoré

Investment Manager

Anna Traoré

Investment Manager

Anna Traoré joined the team in June 2021 as Investment Manager for the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE).

Asif Noorani

Investment Manager

Asif Noorani

Investment Manager

Asif Noorani is an Investment Manager in I&P’s Nairobi office. He joined in July 2020 to grow I&P’s investment activity in East Africa.

Baafour Otu-Boateng

Investment Director

Baafour Otu-Boateng

Investment Director

Based in Accra, Baafour is in charge of I&P’s portfolio in Ghana.

Fitia Fonenantsoa

Junior Investment Officer

Fitia Fonenantsoa

Junior Investment Officer

Fitia joined I&P Madagascar's investment team as a Junior Investment Officer in December 2021 and is in charge of developing new investments and monitoring the investment portfolio of...

Francis Owusu

Investment Officer

Francis Owusu

Investment Officer

Francis joined the team in 2018 as an Investment Officer in the Accra office, and is focused on the IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 activities in Ghana and Nigeria.

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Idrissa Wone

Investment Officer

Idrissa Wone

Investment Officer

Idrissa joined the team in 2019 as an Investment Officer in the Dakar office.

Jean-Michel Severino

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jean-Michel Severino

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jean-Michel Severino chairs the Supervisory Board of I&P, alongside Olivier Lafourcade and Bagoré Bathily.

Jérémy Hajdenberg

Co-CEO of I&P

Jérémy Hajdenberg

Co-CEO of I&P

Jérémy Hajdenberg is Co-CEO of I&P. He joined I&P in 2004

Karène Angelo

Investment Officer

Karène Angelo

Investment Officer

Based in Antananarivo - Madagascar, Karène joined the I&P team in 2021 as an Investment Officer and is in charge of the IPAE portfolios

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Landry Parkouda

Investment Manager

Landry Parkouda

Investment Manager

Landry joined the IPAE investment team in 2018. Based in Ouagadougou, he is in charge of the portfolio in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Léa Deger

Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance

Léa Deger

Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance

Léa DEGER joined I&P in June 2021 as Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance.

Marguerite Tall

Investment Manager

Marguerite Tall

Investment Manager

Marguerite Tall joined the team in 2021 as Investment Manager for the funds I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE).

Mialy Ranaivoson

Investment Director

Mialy Ranaivoson

Investment Director

Based in Antananarivo, Mialy is in charge of the portfolio in Madagascar and in the Comoros since 2012.

Nouss Bih

Investment Manager

Nouss Bih

Investment Manager

Nouss joins the team in 2016. Based in Abidjan, she is in charge of I&P portfolio in Ivory Coast.

Oty Kévin Aie

Investment Officer

Oty Kévin Aie

Investment Officer

Kevin joined I&P in 2019 as an Investment Officer for IPAE 1 & 2 in Côte d'Ivoire.

Samuel Monteiro

ESG & Impact Senior Manager

Samuel Monteiro

ESG & Impact Senior Manager

Samuel joins the team in 2016 as a PhD candidate and Research Officer on ESG and impact issues. 

Sébastien Boyé

Co-CEO of I&P

Sébastien Boyé

Co-CEO of I&P

Sébastien Boyé joined I&P in 2002 and is now Co-CEO of I&P

Soraya Ouertani

Head of Legal

Soraya Ouertani

Head of Legal

Soraya Ouetani joined Investisseurs & Partenaires in September 2020, as a legal officer for the funds I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs.

Vivian Tchatchueng

Investment Manager

Vivian Tchatchueng

Investment Manager

Based in Douala, Vivian is in charge of I&P's portfolio in Cameroon and Central Africa.

IPAE 2 governance

IPAE is governed by 2 bodies, the Investment Committee and the Extra-Financial Committee.

I&P team can count on the support of high-level advisors with extensive experience in: macroeconomic issues, geopolitics and African politicas, financial and legal structuring, information systems, project management, branding, microfinance, bank relations...

The Investment Committe will be regularly consulted for its opinion on every investment or divestment proposal related to I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2.


It is composed of:

  • Olivier LAFOURCADE, Chairman of IPDEV Board
  • Luc RIGOUZZO, Executive President of Amethys Finance
  • Hervé SCHRICKE, President Club Afrique, AFIC
  • François WOHRER, CEO of Degroof Petercam France
  • Carole RAMELLA, Managing Director of GFA Consulting LTD
  • Cheick SANANKOUA, Managing Director of HC Capital Properties

An extra-financial committe is composed of independent members and is regularly consulted. Its role includes the review of the extra-financial policy and its specifi goals, and of the annual ESG and impact assessment.


It is composed of:

  • Swaady MARTIN, Founder and Chairman of Ysawara
  • Michel JACQUIER
  • Mariam DJIBO, Principal of Adenia
  • Pascale DATTIN, ESG Consultant
  • Farid BADDACH, Executive Director of BSR

Last IPAE 2 news

"Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa"
News | 27/10/2022  As I&P celebrates its 20th year of activity, the team is pleased to present its "Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa. Based on 20 years of learning, entrepreneurial adventures, successes as well as failures and challenges, this manifesto aims to...

Rapport ESG / Impact IPAE1 IPAE2 Mars 2022
I&P presents the annual ESG Impact reports of the IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 funds
News | 29/08/2022  2022 marks the twentieth anniversary since the creation of I&P. These 20 years of funding and advocating for African entrepreneurship have constantly strengthened our convictions about the importance of relying on a responsible private sector to contribute to Africa's development. The...

PORTRAIT entrepreneur : Siaka Sanon, CEO of Agroserv Industrie
Entrepreneurs | 12/07/2022  Agroserv Industrie, the latest investment realized by the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) funds, is a company specializing in maize transformation and commercialization in Burkina Faso. This is a good opportunity to look back on the journey of Siaka Sanon, at the head of the...

I&P welcomes a new company in its portfolio: DELTA SA, Senegal
News | 08/07/2022  Investisseurs & Partenaires, through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), is announcing a new equity investment: DELTA SA, a Senegalese company specialized in the sanitation and construction sector. I&P is carrying out its 10th equity investment in Senegal. ...

Mialy Ranaivoson Job Zongo Lead Campus 2022
"Lead Campus - Sustainable Leadership In Africa'': Mialy Ranaivoson and Job Zongo complete their journeys
News | 08/07/2022    Mialy Ranaivoson and Job Zongo, respectively Investment Director of the IPAE fund and Managing Director of Sinergi Burkina, graduate with their "Lead Campus: sustainable leadership in Africa" 2022 executive certificates.   The closing ceremony of this second class,...

Newsletter of April - May & Edito by Carole RAMELLA
News | 10/05/2022  The April-May 2022 Newsletter is available! The newsletter notably contains: ⇒ An editorial signed by Carole Ramella, Managing Director of GFA Consulting and member of the IPAE 2 Investment Committy ⇒ A review of the latest IPAE 2 fund investments (HerI in Madagascar...

IPAE 2 fund continues its deployment and welcomes three new companies in its portfolio
News | 26/04/2022  During the first quarter, the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE2) impact fund stood out for its active investment pace, welcoming three new companies with high growth potential into its portfolio in the space of a few months, in Côte d'Ivoire and Madagascar. The IPAE 2 portfolio,...

Sortie Afribon Investisseurs & Partenaires
I&P completes a new exit: the agribusiness company “Afribon”
Entrepreneurs | 21/02/2022    IPAE 2 has transferred its shares to the Kerry Group, world's leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets company, operating on all continents. The pan-African group Afribon, founded in 2012 by Julien Giuge and Anne Merienne,...

I&P publishes its second global impact report
News | 20/12/2021  Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes the second edition of its annual impact report, a summary of our impact mission and the most significant achievements and progress made in 2021. In a time period strongly marked by the Covid-19 crisis, I&P's teams have grown stronger, new...

I&P's quaterly newsletter, with an editorial signed by Mariam Djibo of Advans Côte d'Ivoire
News | 04/11/2021The newsletter of the last quarter of 2021 is online! In this issue are notably included: • An editorial signed by Mariam Djibo, Director of Advans Côte d'Ivoire (below) • A review of the first regional workshop dedicated to train incubators in West Africa, organized by the program I&P...

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