With a 19 year track record, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is the most experienced private equity investment manager focused exclusively on African infrastructure. AIIM is committed to Africa’s long-term development through its infrastructure focus and currently manages USD2.1 billion across 7 funds having concluded investments into more than 56 assets across the power, telecommunications and transport sectors in East, West and Southern Africa.
Vuyo is the co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund, and is as part of this role responsible for overseeing AIIM’s activities within the SADC region.
Vuyo joined AIIM in 2003 and has been involved in the management of AIIM’s funds for over 15 years, with responsibility for originating, analysing and implementing investments for these funds. Vuyo was initially involved in the build-up of the South Africa Infrastructure Fund’s (“SAIF”) holdings in South African toll roads, including additional stakes in Trans African Concessions, N3 Toll Concession and Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire. In addition, Vuyo was involved in the early refinancing of these toll road assets. Vuyo also played a leading role in AIIM’s pioneer investment outside South Africa, the Lekki Concession Company. More recently, Vuyo led the AIIM funds’ investment in the 350MW Cenpower IPP near Tema in Ghana, as well as the investment in the 67MW Umoya Energy wind farm in South Africa.
Vuyo is currently a director of Umoya Energy and Cenpower Generation Company Limited and is also a Trustee of the Africa Infrastructure Developers Association (AFiDA).
Prior to joining AIIM, Vuyo was an investment analyst and strategist in the Research and Investment Management team at ipac South Africa, an investment management and consulting company.
Vuyo holds a B.Com
Honours degree from the University of Cape Town, an M.Sc
from the University of Oxford and an MBA from IESE Business School.