Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, has appointed Rupali Gupta as Head of Investor Relations.
Indian, Rupali will lead fundraising and development of investor relations with public and private partners and shareholders worldwide. She brings substantial experience to this role, having used her in-depth understanding of investor preferences and institutional relationships to raise over USD2 billion for four emerging market funds. She is one of India’s recognized experts in her field.
During her 19-year career, Rupali Gupta developed wide-ranging expertise in private banking, corporate treasury operations, investor relations, and fund raising. Before joining Africa50, she served as Director of the Investor Management Group at IDFC Alternatives, one of the largest multi-asset class investors in India. Prior to joining IDFC, she held positions with True North (formerly India Value Fund Advisors) and Morgan Stanley India. She started her career at Kotak Securities in Mumbai. She holds a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
“This is a great opportunity for me to deepen relations with investors seeking exposure to African infrastructure and raise funds for another important emerging market fund. Improving infrastructure is one of the key requirements for accelerating economic and social development in Africa, and I am excited about contributing to this. Africa50, with its African parentage and mix of public and private sector shareholders and partners, is ideally placed to achieve this in a sustainable manner,” stated Rupali.
Rupali is an important addition to the multi-disciplinary team at Africa50. Her extensive fund raising and investor relations experience in an emerging market context will help us deepen our relationships with existing investors and shareholders, and allow us to build new partnerships and mobilize long-term savings from within and outside the continent to help close the infrastructure funding gap in Africa.
Africa50 is an infrastructure fund owned by African governments, the African Development Bank, and institutional investors. Its mission is to mobilize long term savings from within and outside Africa and private sector funding to promote infrastructure development in Africa.