ROCKSTONE Ethiopia and Cerberus Frontier present…


Thursday, 2nd September 2021 from 3:00pm London & 5:00pm Addis Ababa

Exclusive live webinar by invitation only

to discuss the investment landscape through the lens of experts.

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Ethiopian Embassy, London
Cerberus Frontier

Event Overview:

Please join us and hear from the industry’s key players as we discuss the current investment climate in Ethiopia and explore the investment opportunities.

  • Address by H.E. Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta

  • Philippe Vogeleer of Vodafone provides insight into the Global Partnership for Ethiopia

  • Expert panel discussion – the Ethiopian investment climate

  • High-end real estate overview with Knight Frank International

  • Deep-dive into KEFITA | ከፍታ with Dietrich Rogge

Your hosts

HE Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta

Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta

Ambassador Teferi Melesse is a career diplomat who assumed his post in London in September 2020.

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Nya Alemayhu

Nya Alemayhu

US Head of Operations, Rockstone

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Investment Climate panel

Philippe Vogeleer

Philippe Vogeleer

Vodafone Global Head of Business Development

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Philippe Vogeleer

Greg Metro

Managing Director, Cerberus Frontier

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Addis Alemayehou

Addis Alemayehou

A household name within Ethiopia’s business and entrepreneurship landscape. Founder and Chairman of Kazana Group with a portfolio of over 20 firms.

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Chef Yohanis

Chef Yohanis

Ethiopia’s gourmet guru who returned to Ethiopia after studying and working in France and the USA

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Your moderator

Christoph Evard

Christoph Evard

Partner at Kibo Capital Partners private equity investing in sub-Saharan Africa

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High-end Real Estate overview

Philippe Vogeleer

Arturo Pavani

Head of Research, Knight Frank-EMC Real Estate

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Philippe Vogeleer

Ian Lawrence

Head of Advisory, Knight Frank-EMC Real Estate

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Philippe Vogeleer

Dawit Solomon

Co-founder, BIGAR Builders and Developers

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Herr Dietrich Rogge

Dietrich Rogge

Founder and CEO of Rockstone Real Estate GmbH and Rockstone Ethiopia

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Addis Fine Art

Philippe Vogeleer

Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul

Co-founders, Addis Fine Art

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Event Running Order

Event London time (GMT +1) Host(s) Summary
Opening Remarks and introduction 15:00 – 15:10
Introductory address 15:10 – 15:30 H.E. Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
The Investment climate – Panel discussion 15:30 – 16:15 Panelists:
Philippe Vogeleer, Group Head of Business Development,Vodafone,
Greg Metro, Head of Frontier Markets, CERBERUS,
Lelise Neme, Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission, (TBC)
What is Ethiopia’s investment climate? Which investment opportunities exist? What are the pitfalls to avoid?
High end Real Estate. Overview of the asset class 16:15 – 16:45 Arturo Pavani, Head of Research and Ian Lawrence, Head of Advisory, Knight Frank-EMC, Dawit Solomon, co-founder, BIGAR Builders & Developers How is High-End defined? Discuss the market trajectory and investment thesis.
KEFITA | ከፍታ

100 Exclusive Apartments, off embassy Row, Signal.

16:45-17:15 Dietrich Rogge, Chief Executive, Rockstone Real Estate ‘KEFITA’, an Amharic name meaning ‘heights’, neatly sums up ROCKSTONE’s intentions.
Addis Fine Art (AFA) pioneering gallery Addis Ababa and London 17:15 – 17:30 Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul, Founders Pioneering gallery based in Addis and London, to discuss the exciting Addis art scene.
Q&A and thank you 17:30 – 18:00

Target Audience:
The event is free and open to the public, subject to registration of interest.

Washington DC timings: -5 hours
Addia Ababa timings: +2 hours


Rockstone Ethiopia is a real estate developer and investment manager. It opened its offices in Ethiopia in 2019 and focuses is on high-end residential and commercial real estate projects, with a typical project size of $25-75 million, in prime CBD or residential locations, providing professional services, modern designs, and sustainable construction qualities. Currently developing projects worth $500 million, ROCKSTONE combines real estate know-how with its own principal capital and active real estate management.

Rockstone Ethiopia has invested 1 Billion Birr to build KEFITA|ከፍታ, a G+20 exclusive gated apartment building off Embassy Row in the Signal district of Addis Abeba. ‘KEFITA’ an Amharic name meaning ‘heights’ neatly sums up Rockstone’s intentions. KEFITA is on track to be completed in mid-2023 and will consist of 100 beautifully-crafted apartments. KEFITA is the first Ethiopian residential building in the process of obtaining the green building certification EDGE. At the launch of the project, Commissioner Lelise Neme of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) attended.

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with approximately $53 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate platforms. They provide capital solutions and operating expertise to help companies and properties around the world improve performance and drive value creation.

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