Phatisa, a sector-specific African private equity fund manager, has appointed Robert Jenkins as Senior Partner and acting Chief Investment Officer. Jenkins was one of the pioneers of the private equity industry in the UK.
The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has announced that its CEO Kjell Roland will resign in the summer of 2018 when he turns 65, after almost twelve years at the organization.
eVestment, a global provider of institutional investor data and analytics, has named David Keogh Managing Director of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in London.
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has strengthened its leadership by appointing Tokunboh Ishmael as Chair of the Board of Directors and Ziad Oueslati as Vice Chair. Ishmael is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Alitheia Capital.
Omidyar has announced that Matt Bannick, Omidyar Network’s Managing Partner since 2007, is stepping down from his leadership role and will continue to serve on the firm’s board of directors.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed Tenbite Ermias as its new Head of Africa and Chris Coles as its new Chief Investment Officer.
Abraaj has announced broad changes to the firm’s governance and operating model and the appointment of a new leadership team. Core to the re-organization will be the separation of AIML and Abraaj Holdings (AHI), which will be independently managed.
LeapFrog Investments has appointed Raimund Snyders as a Partner in the Africa Financial Services team, based in the company’s Johannesburg office. Snyders is one of the most experienced financial services leaders on the African continent.
Anergi, an African power company established through the joint venture between Africa Finance Corporation and Harith General Partners, has appointed Enos Banda as its Chief Executive Officer. Anergi was established through the merger of the power investments of AFC and Harith, bringing their experience and expertise together to create a new entity that combines both renewable and non-renewable power assets in Africa.
Advanced Finance & Investment Group (AFIG Funds), an African private equity fund manager, has appointed Thiaba Camara Sy as Chief Operating Officer and Olga Lawson as Director.
Pan African private equity firm Development Partners International (DPI), has appointed Takudzwa Mutasa as Principal.
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has strengthened its leadership as Paul Botha, Founder and CEO at Metier and Danladi Verheijen, Managing Director at Verod Capital Management join its Board of Directors.
IFC Asset Management Company (AMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFC that raises and manages third-party capital for investment in IFC member countries, has appointed Marcos Brujis as its new CEO.
EMPEA’s President and CEO, Robert van Zwieten will be stepping down after four and a half years of dedicated service, effective November 5, 2017.