AHIS is conceptualized to initiate a dialogue around affordable housing through three broad principles: Dissemination of information with latest trends in the affordable housing sector; Help developers tackle administrative and financial challenges; and find innovative, affordable solutions to the current housing scenario in Africa..

AHIS will achieve this feat by bringing together the relevant Government Bodies, Investors, Financial Consultants, REITs, Private Equity Firms, Developers, Project Owners, Architects, and Solution Providers to collaborate towards finding innovative yet effective solutions to the current housing crisis in Africa in terms of affordability.

The initiative, which is being organized by GBB Venture on the 26th and 27th of June 2019 in Nairobi city of Kenya aspires to conceive multiple effective delivery models which are also scalable, so as to be implemented across Africa in varied measures.

Affordable Housing Investment Summit is a two-day summit focused on converging a global network of stakeholders of the affordable housing sector.

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Affordable Housing Investment Summit aims to initiate a meaningful dialogue by throwing light on the the key issues in making affordable housing a reality in a sustainable manner. This platform synergy between multiple stakeholders to address common challenges and seek opportunities for seamless development of affordable housing in Africa
Investors at the AHI summit facilitate to a large extent in helping builders turn their vision into reality by tackling monetary challenges.

A wide range of sponsorship packages and networking opportunities so our sponsors can reap great benefits before, during and after the summit. Our team works in close connection with the investors and suppliers to carve out a sponsorship profile to add real value to your brand.

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Director of Real Estate, Taaleritehdas

The interest in investment in East Africa is huge and a great assortment of relevant industry professionals gathered at the summit which makes it a huge possibility to raise funds. I am looking to be associated in many of these future GBB initiatives

Advisory Board

Claudio Acioly

Head– Capacity Building
Senior Housing Expert UN Habitat

Thierno Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead
International Finance Corporation

Ravi Kohli

Founder & Managing Director
Karibu Homes. Kenya.

Andrew Chimphonda

Managing Director
Shelter Afrique


Get relevant insights into current and future market trends in affordable housing and housing finance from our expert speakers.

Pankaj Tyagi

Head of Real Estate
Cytonn Real Estate

Dr. MKO Balogun

Global PFI Limited

Hosea Kili

Group Managing Director/CEO
CPF Financial Services

Hakeem Ogunniran

Eximia Realty Co Ltd

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Hakeem Ogunniran

Founder/CEO Of
Eximia Realty Co Ltd

Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran is the Founder/CEO of Eximia Realty Co Ltd , developers of the MaestroVille, and Fiona Lawton Apartments , Lekki, and joint promoters of Lake City, LAGOS. His company is also the exclusive franchise of Plovercrest Capital Property for the West African territory.

He recently retired from UAC of NIGERIA Plc having served as the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co Plc(Updc) from 2010 – 2018 and Managing Director of MDS Logistics (Division of UAC of Nigeria PLC)between 2000 -2010. Prior to 2000, he was at various times a Law Lecturer, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Sales/Marketing Manager and Corporate Planning Manager.

Mr Ogunniran holds LL.B (Hons) LL.M and MBA degrees from the University of LAGOS. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, USA, he has attended several high level management training programmes including the Unilever (IMS), U.K, General Management Programme (GMP) of Ashridge Management College, U.K., Strategic Leadership Programme of Cranfield University, U.K., REAL Estate Management Program of Harvard Business School, USA and Senior Financial Management program of the London Business School.

Mr Ogunniran is also a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators of Nigeria, Council and EXCO Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and frequent speaker at international conferences.

In the past 8 years, Mr Ogunniran has changed the narrative of the real estate industry, leading
his team to deliver landmark and iconic projects in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and birthing projects in other cities including Asaba and Calabar. In the area of project funding, he led his company to float bonds, CPs and a DOT based Real Estate Investment Trust in 2013.

He is a recipient of many awards including the Federal Government’s Scholarship for High
Academic Standing (1981 – 1984), Kwame Nkrumah Award For Corporate Governance Excellence 2009, Global Home Nigeria Property Award’s Property CEO of the Year 2011 and named one of the top 20 CEOs of the Listed Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for

Hosea Kili

Group Managing Director/CEO Of
CPF Financial Services

Mr. Hosea Kili is the Group Managing Director/CEO of CPF Financial Services and a Trustee of the Local Authorities Pension Trust. He is also an advocate of  the High Court of Kenya.

Mr. Kili holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK); a Fellow and Council Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and an active member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Mr. Kili also serves as a Council member of the East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) and a Non-Executive Director at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). He is currently the Chairman of the Association of Pensions Administrators of Kenya (APAK).

A recipient of numerous commendations and awards both locally and internationally, Mr. Kili was awarded the Presidential Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya in December 2011 and the 2nd Runners up CEO of the Year at the COYA Awards 2012. He was also recognized as the Personality of the Year at the 2017 Pension Awards that sought to award excellence in innovation and service provision to improve the outcomes of both pension funds as well as members. Mr. Kili was also recognized as the 2 nd Runners up in the ‘CEO of the Year’ category during the 2017 Champions of Governance Awards.

MKO Balogun

Global PFI Limited

MKO is the MD/CEO Global Property & Facilities International Ltd, and was MD of WSP FMC Nigeria, a position he took after the merger of Domme FM Ltd with WSP FMC Nigeria Ltd in 2012. As MD/CEO, MKO has grown the business from a local Nigerian company a company spreading across Africa with operations across 5 African Countries, he has also grown and stabilise the business since taking over in 2012 taking the company through mergers and rebranding. He is a member of the board of directors of Premier Paints Plc and the Chairman of the strategy committee of the board.

MKO is a recipient of many awards including Nigerian Top Leaders International Magazine 2013 Global Lifetime Achievement International Gold; Corporate & Media Africa Communications 2012 Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development; Time News 2013 Excellence Gold Award for Economic Development of Nigeria and many.

As a facilities manager, and popularly called Mr. Facilities, MKO holds the prestigious Certified Facilities Manager CFM qualification, of IFMA, he has been a lecturer at University of Lagos, since 2009 in the Masters in FM degree program, the founder of the African Facilities Management Institute, major speaker at various international FM and Building Industry programs in Nigeria, Ghana, Dubai, SA, attended various international FM conferences in US, Dubai, Ghana, Nigeria. His area of focus in recent times is Sustainability & Smart City

Claudio Acioly

UN – Habitat
Head - Capacity Building, Senior Housing Expert

Claudio Acioly is an architect and urban planner, a development practitioner with more than 35 years of experience.  He has worked in more than 30 countries.  Acioly was a senior housing and land expert, a programme manager, associated with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies-IHS for 15 years before he joined UN-Habitat in 2008 as chief Housing Policy, coordinator of the United Nations Housing Rights Program and the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat – AGFE.  At IHS, he worked internationally in several housing and slum upgrading programmes.  As head of Housing Policy of UN-Habitat (2008-2012), Acioly led the housing policy work of UN-Habitat in countries such as Cuba, Ghana, Malawi, El-Salvador, Uganda, Vietnam, Nepal and Ecuador and was directly involved in housing policy planning and implementation as well as slum upgrading.  He is the principal author of UN-Habitat’s Housing Profile Methodology and the Street-led Citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy amongst many other publications.  He is currently the head of Capacity Building of UN-Habitat leading global programs and initiatives linking capacity building, institutional development and policy change.  Acioly has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNECE, UNDP, the Dutch Development Cooperation and several international organizations.  He has published books and articles in international journals on issues such as urban density, inner city revitalization, housing, slum upgrading and participatory budgeting.

Thierno Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa

Thierno Habib Hann (Habib) is the Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, at the International Finance Corporation, IFC, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Habib has an extensive background in housing finance, structured finance, financial institutions, and in the World Bank’s work on the legal and regulatory environment for private sector investment. Habib spent eleven years working in New York, leading and participating in Investment Banking teams issuing Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS), Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs), Credit Derivatives (CDS), and CDOs at J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, as a Vice-President. He started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Consultant in financial services and derivatives products.  At the World Bank Group, Habib served as Country Lead for the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice based in Guinea, advising public authorities on strategic sectors of the economy with the objective of improving the competitiveness and investment climate.

Habib is a native of Guinea.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Paris-IX-Dauphine in France, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting and holds an MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of Business at the City University of New York, focusing on investments. He is a member of the NYSSA (New York Society of Securities Analysts), the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also passed the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) Series 7 and 63 trading licenses in New York. Habib is the Co-founder of AngelAfrica. He is a native French speaker; and enjoys music, sports and cultural discovery travel.

Ravi Kohli

Founder & Managing Director
Karibu Homes. Kenya

Ravi is a founder and Managing Director of Karibu Homes. Karibu Homes is amongst the first enterprises to deliver a truly affordable housing solution for Kenyans. Karibu Homes produces housing for Kenyan families as far down the income ladder as is commercially viable. They currently have over 1,000 homes under construction in Athi River, a booming industrial town on the outskirts of Nairobi. They have homes starting at Ksh 1.8M (USD 18,000) to Ksh 6M (USD 60,000) providing an opportunity for families, currently underserved, to join the Kenyan property ladder. A second project in on-line in urban Nairobi for a further 1,400 homes at the same price points.

Ravi is a 4 th generation Kenyan and he returned home in 2005. Previously, he studied Economics and Human resource management at the University of Keele in the UK. He then proceeded to complete his accountancy training in London before starting a career in Property Development. Ravi completed 5 developments in the UK with Ansgate Hampton Homes PLC, between 2002 and 2005, before returning home to Kenya. Karibu Homes was founded in 2012 with the specific mandate to provide affordable housing at scale. Ravi is on the board The Kenya Property Developers Association, Horizon Contact Centers and Elephant Soap Industries Ltd. He has also just completed the Stanford Graduate School of Businesses SEED Program.

Andrew Chimphonda

Managing Director of
Shelter Afrique

Mr Andrew Chimphonda is the Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, the Pan-African Housing organisation dealing exclusively with affordable housing in Africa.

Mr Chimphondah, a Zimbabwean national holds an MBA with a focus on International Finance from the Durham University Business School (UK). He is a Chartered Accountant and is currently writing a dissertation for a PhD.

Mr Chimphondah has more than 20 years Finance and Business executive leadership experience spanning real estate finance, banking, and FMCG. He joins Shelter Afrique from Housing Investment Partners (PTY) Limited, South Africa where he was serving as Chief Executive   Officer. He has also worked as Managing Executive for National Housing Finance Corporation, South Africa; Managing Executive for Home Front Finance; General Manager for ABSA Home loans, South Africa; Chief Operating Officer, Standard Insurance Limited, South Africa; Director Home Loans, South Africa; Managing Director of Innscore – Zambia and Kenya. On the Finance side, he has worked as Group Financial Controller for Innscore, Africa; and Financial Manager for Unilever South East Africa;

He has led the successful business turnaround and fundraising initiatives in the various housing finance corporations he has worked for.

The new Managing Director joins Shelter Afrique at a crucial time and will be responsible for executing the 2018-2023 strategy. Speaking on his appointment, he noted “I am very keen to begin the work of returning Shelter Afrique to the centre of the affordable housing debate; we have undergone a period of transition, but we believe we are better placed now, to assist our shareholders and partners deliver their affordable housing plans. The Board has approved an effective strategy, which takes us back to our original mandate of large-scale affordable housing projects.

I look forward to joining forces to bring all these plans to fruition“.

Pankaj Tyagi

Head of Real Estate at
Cytonn Real Estate

Pankaj Tyagi is the Head of Real Estate at Cytonn Real Estate. He holds a Graduate in
Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management.

He has over 24 years experience in project management, quantity survey, strategic planning resource, contract management, liaison and coordination. This combined with his expertise in conducting and coordinating project activities suitably places him as the
Head of Real Estate at Cytonn.

Ravi K Chandran

Founder, CEO

Arthur Adeya is an Architect by profession with over a decade’s experience in Architecture and over 6 years’ experience in Master Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.

He previously worked in the USA with The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA Inc. The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA The HOK Planning Group in Wash

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.