20+ years of business advisory, private equity/venture capital, investor relations, corporate finance, privatisation/privatization, corporate governance, company operations, ESG risk management, restructuring, and impact investment management experience with SMEs in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Extensive transaction and investment promotion experience having raised USD2 billion in capital for SMEs in frontier markets from international private investors. Sourced and structured USD50 million in investments private equity/venture capital funds in emerging markets. Sector experience in hospitality (hotels, food & beverage, tourism), agribusiness, aquaculture, manufacturing, financial (banking, investment management), retail, transportation, power/energy, consumer goods, and real estate sectors.
USAID experience in Egypt (1995-1998/Team Leader), Afghanistan (2007-2008/Team Leader), Thailand (2014), Pakistan (2014-2015/Team Leader), and Uganda (2017 – Present/Deputy Chief of Party and Transaction Director). 15+ years of project management experience in South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uganda, and Cambodia.
Senior power-sector transaction advisor in Pakistan, Uganda, and Cambodia for USAID, Power Africa, and a private investor.
Extensive experience throughout Africa, Asia (North, South, Central, and South East Asia), and the Middle East.
6+ years of experience as a board director and 15+ years advising boards of directors on governance and governance procedures.
Extensive experience with DFID, USAID, World Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Swiss Development and Cooperation, Asian Development Bank, and other donors.