Sectors

Infrastructure

The World Bank estimates $1.3 trillion needs to be spent every year to address the infrastructure deficit in Emerging Markets. The 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, with a combined population 800 million, generate the same amount of power as Spain, which only has a population 45 million.

We partner with those working to solve the infrastructure deficit, ranging from financial institutions, investors, project developers and IPPs to EPC contractors, advisory firms and other service providers.

Areas covered

  • Power
  • Transport
  • Telecommunications
  • EPC
  • Real Estate

Previous Experience

  • Managing Director, Infra Fund, Dubai
  • Investment Director, Infra Fund, Ethiopia
  • Project Director, Gas IPP, Rwanda
  • CTO, Geothermal IPP, Ethiopia
  • Development Director, Port Project, Angola

Technology

Developing markets are harnessing tech innovations to leapfrog more mature markets. This has been seen most dramatically in areas like telecommunications and fintech. In a recent study KPMG estimated that global fintech investments hit $3.2 billion a quarter, with more growth likely.

We help established market leaders, disruptive start-ups and tech investors to identify the leaders who will shape tomorrow’s world through continual innovation

Areas covered

  • Telecommunications
  • Fintech
  • Clean tech
  • Software & Hardware
  • IT Services

Previous Experience

  • COO, Clean tech, Kenya
  • CEO, Retail tech, SSA & India
  • CEO, Digital Services, Kenya
  • COO, VC backed developer, EMEA
  • CTO, Security tech, Kenya

Financial Services

Financial Services is one of the most dynamic sectors in Emerging Markets, where companies are increasing turning to alternative sources of debt and equity. The opportunity in consumer finance is also significant with two billion adults globally are still unbanked.

We have a very strong network in Financial Services and understand that EM investing requires a highly involved approach and therefore a very specific type of professional

Areas covered

  • PE & VC
  • Banking & Microfinance
  • DFIs & SWFs
  • Insurance
  • Professional Services

Previous Experience

  • CEO, Asset Manager, Kenya
  • Legal Director, Family Office, Dubai
  • Africa Director, Asian SWF, UK
  • COO, Microfinance bank, Pan-Africa
  • CEO, Retail Bank, Nigeria

Consumer

The demographics of Emerging Markets will be one of the biggest agents of global change over the next few generations. The youth population in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to double to 400 million by 2050 and by 2100 half of the world’s youth will live on the Continent.

We have worked with leading players in the consumer segment, ranging from multinationals to regional conglomerates as well as early stage innovators

Areas covered

  • FMCG & Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Media

Previous Experience

  • CEO, Start-up Retail Chain, Nigeria
  • CMO, Retail/E-commerce, Kenya
  • HRD, FMCG Multinational, Pan-Africa
  • CFO, EM Hotels Group, UK
  • CEO, Advertising, Kenya

Industrial

Traditional areas like the extractive industries will continue to be vital for the typically export-led economies of Emerging Markets. However, there is growing excitement around rapidly evolving industries like agribusiness. The World Economic Forum estimates that 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land is in Africa.

We have a strong track record of working with all types of industrial companies including first-hand experience of working in the shipping, logistics and natural resources

Areas covered

  • Natural Resources
  • Agribusiness
  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Automotive & Aviation
  • Manufacturing

Previous Experience

  • Managing Director, Downstream O&G, Kenya
  • Portfolio Director (Logistics), PE fund, UAE
  • Managing Director, Agribusiness, Ethiopia
  • COO, PE backed Equipment leasing, Ethiopia
  • HRD, Security multinational, Mauritius

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