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Africa Council


Runa Alam

CEO and Partner

Development Partners International(DPI)

Runa Alam serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Ms. Alam is a... Read More

Runa Alam

CEO and Partner

Runa Alam serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Ms. Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. For the three years before
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Development Partners International(DPI)

Ziad Oueslati

Managing Director

AfricInvest-TunInvest Group

Ziad Oueslati serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Mr. Oueslati is the... Read More

Ziad Oueslati

Managing Director

Ziad Oueslati serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Mr. Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management company in the Maghreb and one of the leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Mr.
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AfricInvest-TunInvest Group

André Roux

Founding Partner

Ethos Private Equity

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.Read More

André Roux

Founding Partner

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception to
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Ethos Private Equity

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Metier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
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Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Murray Grant

Managing Director

CDC

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya in
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CDC

Matthew Hunt

Director

South Suez Capital

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
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South Suez Capital

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Actis

Adiba began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and... Read More

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where there
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Actis

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Helios Investment Partners

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”),... Read More

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He
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Helios Investment Partners

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, Afolabi joined African Capital Alliance... Read More

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, Afolabi joined African Capital Alliance in 1999. He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked with
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African Capital Alliance (ACA)

David Stadler

Chief Executive

Paean Private Equity

Dave established Paean Private Equity in 2014 to invest in middle market buyout and growth... Read More

David Stadler

Chief Executive

Dave established Paean Private Equity in 2014 to invest in middle market buyout and growth investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paean Private Equity is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dave was formerly head of private equity at Nedbank Private Equity, Nedbank being
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Paean Private Equity

Stephen Murphy

Qalaa Holdings

Stephen Murphy

Qalaa Holdings

Alison Klein

FMO

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

Brian Lim

Partner

Pantheon

Brian Lim

Partner

Pantheon
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group