Strategy consulting and financial advisory firm
dedicated to Africa

Our services

Okan works with key actors (both private and public) of Africa’s socio-economic emergence, giving them strategy and financial advice for their projects to succeed.

Strategy consulting

Corporate strategy
Project structuring
Public sector strategy

Financial advisory

Mergers & Acquisitions
Fundraising
Modeling & Valuation

Our company

Okan is a strategy consulting and financial advisory firm dedicated to Africa.

Founded in 2011 by McKinsey alumni passionate about the continent, Okan provides end-to-end support to its clients to ensure the success of their projects in Africa: strategy, project structuring, fundraising and M&A.

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Strategy consulting

We help our clients define a strategy and structure their projects.

Financial advisory

We help our clients raise funds (debt or equity) for their African projects and support them in their M&A operations.

Our sectors

We are covering the key sectors that drive the economic take-off of Africa.

INFRASTRUCTURE
& TRANSPORT

AGRICULTURE
& AGRIBUSINESS

ENERGY, WATER
& UTILITIES

NATURAL RESOURCES

DIGITAL
& START-UPS

HOSPITALITY
& REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC
SECTOR

HEALTHCARE
& EDUCATION

Our clients

Okan is proud to have advised investment funds, start-ups, mid-sized businesses and African and international MNCs, as well as Governments and development financial institutions.

Our team

Okan was established in 2011 by a team with a long experience in strategy, investment and financial advisory in Africa.

Together, Okan members have completed more than 100 projects across the continent in more than 30 countries and in key sectors driving Africa’s growth.

 Coming from the best consulting firms and financial institutions, and boasting a strong experience in Africa, our team is by your side to ensure the success of your projects.

Amaury de Féligonde

Partner

Amaury de Féligonde

Partner

Formerly at McKinsey and AFD (French Development Fund), Amaury supports public and private clients in structuring their African projects.

Thomas Leonard

Partner

Thomas Leonard

Partner

Formerly at McKinsey, Thomas has developed a strong know-how in supporting African Governments and performing strategy consulting.

Benjamin Romain

Partner

Benjamin Romain

Partner

Formerly at McKinsey, PAI Partners and Ardian, Benjamin has developed an expertise in financial advisory and fundraising.

Hicham Alaoui

Senior Associate

Hicham Alaoui

Senior Associate

Hicham had worked at UBS and Jefferies before joining Okan, where he has worked on more than ten transactions.

Kevan Raffi Khansari

Senior Associate

Kevan Raffi Khansari

Senior Associate

Kevan had worked at Lazard and in the French administration before joining Okan, where he has worked on a fundraising operation for an African fintech.

Maha Khalfi

Associate

Maha Khalfi

Associate

Maha had worked at Enko Capital and KPMG before joining Okan, where she has worked on the creation of a Pan-African investment fund focusing on hospitality.

Max Navarro-Roch

Associate

Max Navarro-Roch

Associate

Max had worked at Rothschild and KPMG before joining Okan, where he has worked on the financial modeling of logistics, ports and metallurgy projects.

Ekaterina Kozlova

Associate

Ekaterina Kozlova

Associate

Ekaterina had worked at the World Bank and Lazard before joining Okan, where she has worked on the creation of agro-industrial SEZ in West Africa.

Hubert Vermeren

Associate

Hubert Vermeren

Associate

Hubert had worked at Natixis, Rothschild and BNP Paribas before joining Okan in January 2020.

Our values

Okan (Cylicodiscus gabunensis) is a tall tropical tree native from Central Africa.

With its characteristics, it symbolizes the values of Excellence, Flexibility and Integrity we share at Okan.

We give the best of ourselves to every client, keeping an entrepreneurial mindset and irreproachable personal and professional ethics.