About Us

Vele Africa Advisory is an Africa-focused strategic advisory firm that supports clients in operating on the continent.

What We Do

“Vele” – from

Preposition from the Nguni group of languages used to:

  • specify a starting point in spatial movement
  • specify a starting point in an expression of limits
  • express discrimination or distinction
  • indicate source or origin
  • used to indicate agent or instrumentality

Entering and operating in the African market - whether through investing in a single country, or a myriad, can be daunting - even for seasoned organisations.

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Vele Africa Advisory is an

Africa-focused strategic advisory firm

that supports clients in operating on the continent. Headquartered in London with a partnership network across key African markets, Vele Africa Advisory provides exclusive support to corporates, development finance institutions, donors, family offices and individual investors throughout the investment lifecycle.

Our advice is based on

Extensive experience, expertise and a granular understanding

of the realities and nuances of operating in different African countries. Our multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual team is committed to supporting clients to do business successfully and sustainably on the continent. Our consultants are chosen on a project-basis for their technical skills, relevant on-the-ground networks and discretion.

Founder and Managing Director of Vele Africa

Simiso Velempini

Simiso Velempini has extensive consulting and advisory experience across sub-Saharan Africa. Leveraging her deep understanding of the pan-African political, business and investment landscape, Simiso has supported African and international clients on market entry and expansion strategies, mergers and acquisitions, reputational issues, the management of crises and resolution of complex disputes.

With over 15 years of experience in helping clients navigate varied risk and opportunities across over 30 African markets, Simiso and her team have the necessary political expertise, commercial experience and socio-cultural judgement to help clients to succeed on the continent by placing people, profit and planet at the centre of their decision-making in Africa.

Our heritage, experience and orientation are African at their core, and international in their expression.

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