Andrew Kaiser-Tedesco

Director Africa and Impact Investment

Everyday inclusive entrepreneurs are grappling with reality at the bottom of the pyramid, doing the grunt work of adapting to local demands, and building the solutions to poverty that can pay for themselves. I am passionate about adding to their success.

Andrew is responsible for iBAN’s activities in Africa. He supports companies to scale up their IB models and strengthen connections to impact investors.

In West Africa, Andrew worked with the WARC Group, an inclusive agribusiness consultancy, and Solon Capital Partners, an African focused investment firm. He advised inclusive businesses on how to reach scale, strengthen their impact, and attract funding from impact investors. Prior to this, he oversaw randomised impact evaluations as Director of Innovations for Poverty Action’s Sierra Leone and Liberia office. As an economic policy advisor, Andrew also advised Liberia’s Ministry of Planning and National Investment Commission on negotiating concessions with foreign direct investors.

Andrew holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a bachelors in Economics and Political Science from McGill University in Canada.

iBAN Staff

In close proximity to the United Nations and the beautiful river Rhine, iBAN’s offices are located in Germany’s former capital city of Bonn. We come from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about the theme of inclusive business.

Executive Director
Coordinator Capacity Development and Monitoring
Intern Capacity Development
Director Africa and Impact Investment
Coordinator of Operations
Director Asia and Policy
Events Manager and Office
Finance Manager
Director Communications and Digital Innovation
Intern Communications
Coordinator Online Communications

Editorial Committee

A high-level group of inclusive business thought leaders from a wide range of fields – including the private sector, donor organizations, and academia – drives the editorial agenda of iBAN blue, especially its online magazine ‘The Theme’.

Head of the Editorial Committee
Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business
Founder and Director LEAP Africa
Division Chief Applied Innovation and Acceleration
Chief Executive Officer Grameen Capital India Limited
Director Asia and Policy iBAN