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Alexander Storm Howe '10

Investor and consultant focused on East Africa’s economic future.

What makes East Africa an interesting place for investors right now? The region is the fastest-growing in Africa. Everywhere you look, there are opportunities to provide goods and services that tangibly improve people’s lives, from sustainable agriculture and e-commerce networks to the resources we need to build batteries and electric vehicles. 

Where does your firm, Africa Insight Advisors, come in? I founded AIA to help companies understand the nuances of doing business on the ground here. I’m the only non-African employee. Since 2015, we’ve partnered on more than one hundred projects in eleven countries. We’ve also raised over $38 million for East African businesses. 

What are your plans for the future? I believe with all my heart that Africa is going to become an important player on the global scene, and I hope our company can be a springboard for the next generation of East African entrepreneurs. 

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