Enabling economic growth
between India and Africa


Vinesh Kassen

Senior Coverage Banker, Middle East & Asia Corridor - Absa Corporate and Investment Bank

May 2022

Proud sponsors of the 2022 Conclave on India Africa Growth Partnership

Absa Corporate and Investment Banking is proud once again to connect India to Africa through the 17th CII Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Growth Partnership. India and Africa enjoy a long-standing historical relationship that incorporates social, economic & political exchanges. The conclave is a space that continues to prepare the ground for impactful cross-border collaboration and dialogue.

The conclave equally encourages Indian companies to establish a footprint in Africa and continues to cultivate growth between both regions. As a partner for the conference, Absa is committed to growing Africa’s economies through foreign direct investment through our partnership with the CII Exim Bank Conclave. This collaboration demonstrates our capabilities and depth of knowledge when exploring the power of investing in Africa across sectors.

The bravery to imagine and the will to get things done. That’s Africanacity

Vinesh Kassen, Senior Coverage Banker, Middle East and Asia, Absa CIB explains the importance of the upcoming 17th CII Exim Bank Conclave in India - Africa Growth Partnership & our fourth year as sponsors. #AfricaExpertise


Vinesh Kassen is a Director within the Middle East & Asia Corridor at Absa Group Limited, responsible for the strategy to originate and execute corporate and investment banking solutions for multinational clients across the Indian sub-continent looking to trade or invest in Africa. Vinesh has over 17 years of experience in corporate banking. He is passionate about growing and expanding business growth and transformation across the African continent.

He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (University of the Witwatersrand) as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.


Vinesh Kassen

Senior Coverage Banker, Middle East & Asia Corridor - Absa Corporate and Investment Bank

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