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André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

LocationEthos Private Equity

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in... Read More

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception
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Ethos Private Equity

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

LocationDevelopment Partners International(DPI)

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of... Read More

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. For the three years before starting DPI, Ms. Alam was Chief Executive of two African private
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Development Partners International(DPI)

Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO

LocationMediterrania Capital Partners

Albert Alsina has more than 25 years of international experience in multi-national settings where he... Read More

Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO

Albert Alsina has more than 25 years of international experience in multi-national settings where he held several executive positions in General Management at global and European levels in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Zimbabwe and Spain. In 2007, Albert joined
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Mediterrania Capital Partners

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

LocationMetier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
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Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

LocationEmerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Murray Grant

Managing Director

LocationCDC

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner.... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya
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CDC

Matthew Hunt

Director

LocationSouth Suez Capital

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
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South Suez Capital

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

LocationActis

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks... Read More

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where
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Actis

Alison Klein

LocationFMO

Alison Klein

FMO

Brian Lim

Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets

LocationPantheon Ventures

Brian is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams. Prior... Read More

Brian Lim

Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets

Brian is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams. Prior to joining Pantheon, Brian worked as a Portfolio Director at CDC Group and before that worked at Watson Wyatt advising institutional investors on private equity
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Pantheon Ventures

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

LocationHelios Investment Partners

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”),... Read More

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He
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Helios Investment Partners

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

LocationAfrican Capital Alliance (ACA)

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil... Read More

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked
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African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Felix Olale

Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health... Read More

Felix Olale

Partner

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health Investments. He is also an entrepreneur and physician-scientist, renowned for his work building businesses and investing in healthcare in emerging markets.

Prior to Leapfrog, Dr Olale
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LeapFrog Investments

Ziad Oueslati

Board of Directors, Managing Director

LocationAfricInvest

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management... Read More

Ziad Oueslati

Board of Directors, Managing Director

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management company in the Maghreb and one of the leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Mr. Oueslati participated to the structuring and raising of several investment funds
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AfricInvest

Ashish Patel

LocationThe Abraaj Group

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

LocationMcLarty Associates

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group,... Read More

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group, where he advised multinational companies on their strategies in over 20 markets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He has written extensively on doing business in frontier markets
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McLarty Associates
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