ROCKSTONE Ethiopia and Cerberus Frontier

Online Diaspora Investment Forum

Thursday, 2nd September 2021 from 4:00pm (GMT+1)

New date due to Covid postponement of 24th June event.

Exclusive live webinar by invitation only

to discuss the post-election investment landscape through the lens of experts.

Register below and we’ll send you all the details!

Ethiopian Embassy, London
Cerberus Frontier

Event Overview:

Please join us to explore the investment opportunities in a dynamic and forward-looking Ethiopia.

  • Opening remarks and panel introductions
  • Break-out sessions will be 30 minutes, including Q&A – please choose your area of interest.
  • Address and closing remarks Ambassador Teferi Melesse

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Event Running Order

Event London time (GMT +1) Host(s) Summary
Opening Remarks and panel introductions 16:00 – 16:10 Dawit Solomon & Brook Tefera Introducing the speakers & welcome
Ethiopian macroeconomic overview 16:10 – 16:40 To be announced Ethiopian macro picture post-election
Break-out rooms 16:40 – 17:10
Global Partnership for Ethiopia, Telecom. Philippe Vogeleer, Group head of external affairs, Vodafone The impact investment consortium aspires to support Ethiopia’s digital transformation and positively enhance the lives of its citizens.
Ethiopian Investment across sectors Greg Metro, Head of frontier markets, CERBERUS Insight into Investment criteria, through lens of a global frontier investor.
High end Real Estate. Overview of the asset class Christoph Evard, Kibo Capital Partners How is High-End defined? Discuss the market trajectory and investment thesis.
Addis Fine Art (AFA) pioneering gallery Addis Ababa and London Rakeb Sile, Founder Pioneering gallery based in Addis and London, to discuss the exciting Addis art scene.
KEFITA | ከፍታ

100 Exclusive Apartments, off embassy Row, Signal.

17:10 – 17:30 Dietrich Rogge, Chief Executive, Rockstone Real Estate ‘KEFITA’, an Amharic name meaning ‘heights’, neatly sums up ROCKSTONE’s intentions.
Address by H.E. Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta. 17:30 – 17:45 Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Moderator Closing remarks 17:45 – 17:50

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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