Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Marcel Bruhwiler

Manager: Infrastructure and Natural Resources for Southern Africa IFC

Marcel Br├╝hwiler is the Manager of Infrastructure investments in Southern Africa at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Marcel leads IFC’s regional investment operations in energy, transportation, telecommunications, and municipal infrastructure.
Marcel has 30+ years of experience developing, constructing, and financing infrastructure projects. Before joining IFC in 2012, he worked with a multinational company in power project development and financing. He also co-founded a boutique investment advisory firm focused on the energy infrastructure sector and was the Managing Director for the Southern & East Africa operations of a multinational plant & equipment manufacturer. Marcel has worked across Africa in the past 18 years and has previously lived and worked in Switzerland, China, Indonesia, and South Africa. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Marcel is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.
 


2024 Agenda Sessions

Disruptive Debate

Who should pick up the logistics tab? Government or industry?

  • Limited road and rail infrastructure is undeniably still one of Africa’s greatest mineral development constraints, but who is accountable for addressing this – government, or industry, or both? 
  • Are third party infrastructure investors the solution? 
  • The greatest challenges lie in varying legislation across countries – how does the continent collectively work together to build the necessary infrastructure? 
  • If an agreement can’t be found, what is the solution? 

Tuesday 06 February 11:20 - 11:50 Disruptors Stage

Disruptive Discussions

Add to calendar 02/06/2024 11:20 02/06/2024 11:50 Disruptive Debate

Who should pick up the logistics tab? Government or industry?

  • Limited road and rail infrastructure is undeniably still one of Africa’s greatest mineral development constraints, but who is accountable for addressing this – government, or industry, or both? 
  • Are third party infrastructure investors the solution? 
  • The greatest challenges lie in varying legislation across countries – how does the continent collectively work together to build the necessary infrastructure? 
  • If an agreement can’t be found, what is the solution? 
Disruptors Stage Africa/Johannesburg