IFU's Nairobi office provides on-location advice to Danish companies wishing to set up operations in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania.

IFU has completed more than 50 investments in East Africa in partnership with Danish companies. Committed investments total about DKK 8 billion, of which IFU has provided about DKK 700 million either as equity or loans.

The investments have contributed to creating around 10,000 direct jobs.

40 years' experience in East Africa

IFU made its first investments in Kenya in 1970. Since then, IFU has invested in a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, textiles, tourism as well as hotels and restaurants.

Providing capital and advisory services from own offices

IFU provides advisory services and risk capital. The typical involvement in a project starts at the planning stage, continues during the establishment phase until the new company is able to operate on its own. When the shares are sold or the loan is repaid, the proceeds are reinvested in new project companies. IFU currently has an active portfolio of 18 companies in East Africa.

IFU's regional office in Nairobi, Kenya provides on-location advisory services. The locally appointed manager serves on the boards of a number of the companies established in partnership with Danish companies.

  • Henrik Frøsig
    Henrik Frøsig
    Regional Director, East Africa
    Tel.: +254 712 980 553
  • Samuel Githinji Wathondu
    Samuel Githinji Wathondu
    Senior Investment Manager
    Tel.: +254 (0) 20 425 3000 Ext. 232
  • Ann Njeri Murage
    Ann Njeri Murage
    Project Secretary
    Tel.: +254 20 4253000 ext.228
IFU East Africa
IFU East AfricaEmbassy of Denmark 13, Runda Drive, Runda, Nairobi, P.O. Box 40412, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya

Tlf. +254 20 4253000 (ext. 228 or 229)