Monday 29 June 2015

Actis Elect Torbjorn Caesar as New Senior Partner

Emerging markets fund manaer Actis have elected Torbjorn Caesar as the company’s new senior partner. He succeeds Paul Fletcher who becomes non-executive chairman. Caesar has an energy and engineering background and has been with Actis for 13 years. In...

Solomon Wifa Joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Investment funds lawyer Solomon Wifa has left O'Melveny & Myers LLP to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s London office as a partner. Wifa is the Co-Chair of the African Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) Legal & Regulatory...

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi to Chair Blackstone Development Company

Blackstone and Black Rhino have announced the appointment of Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as the chairman of Black Rhino. Infrastructure development firm Black Rhino was set up in early 2014 and fund manager...

Runa Alam Hands Over AVCA Chair to Hurley Doddy

Some board change at the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA): DPI’s Runa Alam will hand over the chair position to Hurley Doddy, the Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). AFIG’s CEO Paa Madiaw Ndiaye will become the new vice...

Yida Kemoli Joins Phatisa from TransCentury

After six years as the Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Kenyan investment firm TransCentury, Yida Kemoli is joining fund manager Phatisa as Senior Partner East Africa. Kemoli started his career at JP Morgan’s European Debt Capital Markets...

StanChart’s Shankar Leaves to Set up PE Fund?

Standard Chartered’s head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas Viswanathan Shankar has announced that he will leave the bank at the end of April 2015, ending a 13-year career with the bank. The departure of one of StanChart’s five top...

Dag Skattum: In and Out of 1001 Voices in 2014

That was a short stint at new USD300m PE fund 1001 Voices, founded by Coors heir John Coors: Dag Skattum, hired by 1001 Voices in March 2014 as managing director and to head the fund manager’s London office, left again to become vice-chairman of JPMorgan’...

AVCA Appoint Joseph Boateng to Advisory Council

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association have announced the appointment of Joseph Boateng, Chief Investment Officer of the Casey Family Programs foundation, to its advisory council. Casey Family Programs was set up in 1966 by Jim Casey,...

Founder/CEO Dirk Harbecke Leaves ADC

This probably will not come as a great surprise to anyone who had followed the acquisition of ADC by Atlas Mara: Founder and CEO Dirk Harbecke has announced his departure from ADC. In April this year, ADC and Atlas Mara announced a ‘business combination...

SAVCA Appoints De Bruyn Sebotsa, Van Wyk as Directors

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has announced two new board appointments: Sonja De Bruyn Sebotsa, Principal Partner at Identity Capital, and Arnold van Wyk, executive at RMB Corvest, will join the association’s...

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