Saturday 28 May 2016

AFC Appoint Grant T Harris as New Independent Director

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have announced the appointment of Grant T Harris as a new independent director. Harris joins AFC after serving on the US National Security Council for the past four years. He was in charge of developing US policies on...

AFIG Funds Promote Stephane Le Bouder to Managing Director

Senegal-headquartered Advanced Finance & Investment Group LLC (AFIG Funds) have announced the promotion of Mr. Stephane Le Bouder to Managing Director. Le Bouder initially joined AFIG in 2013 and had previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

AVCA Announces Advisory Council, Board Appointments

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) have announced two new appointments: Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF) will join AVCA’s Advisory Council. This appointment...

LeapFrog Appoint Felix Olale to Lead Healthcare Investments

Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments have announced the appointment of Dr Felix Olale to lead their expansion into healthcare investments in Africa. Olale will join LeapFrog as a partner. He is a medical doctor and the former chairman of...

LeapFrog Investments Appoint Karima Ola as Partner

Emerging markets impact investor LeapFrog Investments have appointed Karima Ola as a new partners. She joins the company from the African Development Corporation where she served as CIO and board member. Previously, she was a managing partner at Chayton...

Ex AFDB Head Kaberuka Joins TPG/Satya as Senior Advisor

The former head of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, will join TPG and Satya Capital as senior advisor to ‘provide counsel and insight on investment opportunities on the continent’. Satya Capital and TPG – who have announced their...

Catalyst Principal Partners Appoint New Chair of Investment Committee, Senior Advisor

During their annual investor cocktail, Catalyst Principal Partners have announced two appointments: Andrew Reicher will serve as the chairman of the firm’s investment committee, and Jim Seymour will join Catalyst’s board of senior advisors. Both bring...

KPMG South Africa Appoint Michael Rudnicki as Head of Private Equity

Advisory firm KPMG have announced the appointment of Michael Rudnicki as the new head of private equity, effective 1 September 2015, succeeding Warren Watkins: ‘Rudnicki is a partner in KPMG’s Corporate Tax practice and heads the Financial Services and...

TPG Hire Yemi Lalude as Africa Managing Partner

TGP Growth have appointed Yemi Lalude as Managing Partner for TPG Africa. He will also look after the company’s emerging-market investment activity in technology, media and telecoms. Lalude joins TPG from Adlevo Capital, which he founded in 2008 to invest...

South African Bowman Gilfillan Beef up PE Practice

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan have hired partners John Bellew and James Westgate as well as senior associate Timothy McDougall from their Johannesburg competitor Webber Wentzel to beef up their private equity capacity: Chairman and senior...

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