Sunday 11 December 2016

EAVCA’s Executive Director Joins ECP

Nonnie Wanjihia Burbidge, who has served as the executive director of the East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), will leave the organisation at the end of October 2016. She joins private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners...

SAVCA Appoint Boynton, Goddard, Maitin as New Board Members

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has made three new board appointments following their AGM on 21 September – from their release: Paul Boynton is the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI),...

Chigwende Leaves Carlyle to Set Up New Fund

Carlyle’s Managing Director and Co-Head of the Sub Saharan Africa Team, Marlon Chigwende, has reportedly left the company in August to set up his own firm. Chigwende had joined Carlyle in 2011, having previously served as Head of Africa Principal Finance...

Standard Chartered Private Equity to Reduce Team

Reuters report that Standard Chartered Private Equity will reduce their African PE team, and Peter Baird, who headed the African fund, will leave the team and be replaced by Ronald Tamale. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters also write that Yemi Osindero...

Quantum Global Appoint Regional Director for Mozambique and Angola

Quantum Global Group have announced the appointment of David Mauro Figueiredo de Carvalho as the group’s new regional director for Lusophone Africa. Carvalho has a track record of more than 16 years in banking and investments and holds a Bachelor of...

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...

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