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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       22 SMEs
Tickets         €300,000 - €5 million

IPAE 2 portfolio

Mali Shi

WIN Industries

AerialMetric

Lapaire Glasses

So Fresh

Delta SA

Go Africa Online

iProcure

Afrikrea

Zeepay

Ed Partners

Pigier Cameroun

XpressGas

StarNews

Soafiary

New Crystal

Rensource

CoinAfrique

Procréa

African Management Institute

Afribon

AgroServ

AgroServ Industrie

Trianon Homes

IPAE investment team

Ando Annette

Responsable Back Office

Ando Annette

Responsable Back Office

Based in Antananarivo - Madagascar, Ando Annette has been Back Office Manager for IPAE funds since 2023.

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).

Ben Kouakou

Investment Director

Ben Kouakou

Investment Director

Ben Kouakou joined I&P in 2021 and is operating as Investment Director for the funds I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE 1 and IPAE 2).

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Fitia Fonenantsoa

Investment Officer

Fitia Fonenantsoa

Investment Officer

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

Francis Owusu

Investment Manager

Francis Owusu

Investment Manager

Francis joined the team in 2018 and operates as Investment Director in the Accra office. He manages the activities of IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 in Ghana and Nigeria.

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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

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.

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.

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

Shino Grivel

Finance and Operations Oversight Director

Shino Grivel

Finance and Operations Oversight Director

Shino joined I&P in 2019 and works as Finance and Operations Oversight Director for the funds IPAE.

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

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...

Publication of July Newsletter, with an editorial signed by Koen Doens (European Commission)
News | 15/07/2021  The latest edition of our newsletter is online! This newsletter notably includes: • An editorial signed by Koen Doens, Director-General DG INTPA, European Commission (see below) • A zoom on the latest investments of the fund IPAE 2 • An interview of Angéline Yougbaré Traoré,...

Ed Partners Africa (Kenya) raises fund from I&P, Acumen and Zephyr
Entrepreneurs | 23/06/2021  Nairobi-based Ed Partners Africa, an affordable private schools financing company, has raised US $1.9m (Ksh205 million) to expand its presence and enable the unserved affordable private schools market access to credit. The funds were raised from from Acumen, I&P (through its fund I...

New Crystal attains new ISO certifications
Entrepreneurs | 03/05/2021  New Crystal Health Services, Ghana’s leading private health care group dedicated to the urban poor, has recently attained ISO certifications in the following: ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO 45001:2018. This is an important step for New Crystal, financed by our fund I&P...

I&P invests in Ghanaian company XpressGas
Entrepreneurs | 27/04/2021  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 welcomes in its portfolio the Ghanaian company XpressGas, a pioneering distributor of Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Also known as LPG, this fuel offers an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative, particularly for peri-urban and rural areas...

StarNews Mobile Joins Snap Inc.’s Yellow Accelerator 2021
Entrepreneurs | 18/02/2021  StarNews Mobile, a start-up specialized in the field of mobile video that achieved a first fundraising with I&P, announced it has joined the fourth Snap Inc.’s Yellow Accelerator, a program launched in May 2018 for entrepreneurs working at the intersection of content creation and...

Rensource and Premium Poultry team up with Empower to deploy solar energy project to poultry farm
Entrepreneurs | 07/01/2021  Rensource, a leading West African renewable energy services provider supported by I&P since 2020, is deploying a 700 KWp solar photo-voltaic plant to Nigeria´s largest egg producer, Premium Poultry Farms. The project is led in partnership with the Norwegian impact investment...

AMI’s publishes the report 'Business Development Support in a Time of Crisis'
Entrepreneurs | 06/01/2021  The African Management Institute (AMI) is a pan-African company that enables ambitious entrepreneurs and managers across Africa to thrive through practical tools and training. In light of the Covid-19 crisis and its consequences for African SMEs, AMI has published a new report, titled...

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