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Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

Africa has long inspired me with its deep cultural contrasts, striking natural beauty and the innate liveliness of its people. There is so much raw talent and potential amongst the African people that I find myself constantly motivated with new ideas, ventures and collaborations. It is a continent that is alive and evolving in a way that is so unique, so incredible, that it is impossible not to be excited for Africa.

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Impact investing in West Africa

July 7, 2017

As we close in on IPA2017 to be held in Ghana, I am featured in B&FT Online on how Ghana’s success can be attributed mainly to its diversified economy, as well as how African innovators do best when they are supported by creative ecosystems that encourage them to create local solutions for local challenges. I also share my thoughts on why investors can look towards markets like Ghana as an increasingly mature and investment-ready environment that not only welcomes private capital but also works with it to ensure that their investment delivers sustainable financial and social impact returns.

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Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais: Africa's Innovation Guru

June 28, 2017

With a few weeks to go until the 6th edition of IPA in Accra, Ghana, Regina Jane Jere, Editor of New African Woman Magazine reached out to me about what can be expected. I discuss what’s in store in terms of nurturing vibrant ecosystems for women innovators across Africa and share my views on the innovation spirit that is stealthily fueling its way across the continent.

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Opportunities for African Private Equity

June 14, 2017

As part of its marketing campaign for the forthcoming launch of the Global Public Investor, OMFIF published an article of mine entitled Opportunities for African Private Equity, which touches on how PE investors are welcomed as facilitators of infrastructure development and long-term economic diversification through key industrial sectors. I share my thoughts on how Private Capital is heavily courted, particularly in fast-growing economies such as Nigeria, which has a proactive and highly pro-private enterprise economic strategy. I also talk about the ways in which African and foreign investors can take advantage of widespread opportunities to support significant government investments in priority industries, including hospitality, technology, infrastructure, timber, and healthcare.

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