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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.

Weil Rodelys

Technical Assistance and Impact Project Officer

Weil Rodelys

Technical Assistance and Impact Project Officer

Based in Madagascar, Weil joined the I&P Finance team in 2018.

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

Mialy Ranaivoson Job Zongo Lead Campus 2022
"Lead Campus - Sustainable Leadership In Africa'': a second week of onsite training in Morocco for Mialy Ranaivoson and Job Zongo
News | 17/05/2022      The "Lead Campus - Sustainable leadership in Africa" program deployed by HEC and supported by AFD, continues its deployment with a new week of face-to-face training in Morocco. A first week was organized in Abidjan in March. Mialy Ranaivoson, Investment Director of...

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...

Entrepreneurial Story: Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor, Director of New Crystal Health Services
Entrepreneurs | 26/10/2021  Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor is a medical doctor and an entrepreneur. After completing University of Ghana Medical School in 1999, he completed his mandatory housemanship and then decided to work at Greenshield Clinic in Sefwi-Wiawso, a rural town in the Western region of Ghana. This experience...

Rapport ESG / Impact IPAE 1 et IPAE 2
Publication of ESG / Impact reports for IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 funds
News | 18/08/2021  Each year, I&P produces an impact report to assess the progress of projects and analyze the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of our investments. The latest IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 reports are online:  Read the IPAE 1 report Read the IPAE 2 report...

I&P organizes a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for companies in Cameroon
News | 27/07/2021On July 21st, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), in partnership with the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce and the European Union, organized a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for SMEs in Cameroon ( from microfinance to equity investment). During this event, several financial and legal...

The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 welcomes four new African SMEs in the portfolio
News | 14/07/2021  Since April 2021, the impact fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE2) pursues an active pace of investment, welcoming four new companies in its portfolio, in Ghana (XpressGas, Zeepay), in Kenya (EdPartners Africa) and Cameroon (Pigier Cameroun). Let's have a look on these various...

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