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Africa private equity debate: Participants


Africa private equity debate: Realising Africa’s potential


Richard Akwei (RA) is an executive director and member of the executive committee at Musa Capital, a boutique private equity firm specializing on advisory and investments in sub-Saharan Africa. Akwei co-heads Musa Capital’s private equity team and leads the firm’s funds business in sub-Sahara Africa.


Ngalaah Chuphi (NC) is a partner at Ethos Private Equity and leads Ethos’ sub-Saharan Africa strategy. Ngalaah has been involved in deal sourcing, execution, exit and fundraising for the over 15 years at Ethos. Before joining Ethos, Ngalaah worked in project finance and management consulting in several countries globally.


Yaw Keteku (YK) is an associate partner at Vantage Capital. His primary focus is on the mezzanine fund’s activities in South Africa and Ghana. Before Vantage Capital, Keteku was an investment banker based in New York for Credit Suisse.


Dominic Liber (DL) is a partner at Leapfrog Investments, a private equity firm that focuses on profit-with-purpose investing in financial services businesses in Africa, India and southeast Asia. Liber oversees the firm’s African investment activities, including the investment in Nigerian insurer ARM Life and Kenya’s Resolution Insurance.


Philip Lindop (PL) has been head of investment banking for Africa at Barclays since 2012. Before joining Barclays Africa, Lindop worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs based in London. The debate is sponsored by:



Richard Onyango (RO) was recently hired by Eiser Infrastructure Partners to head the company’s Infrastructure Africa business in Johannesburg, a mezzanine subordinated debt fund of $200 million of invested funds. Onyango joins from Standard Bank in South Africa, where he helped develop the East African-based infrastructure finance team.


Joshua Siaw (JS) is a global partner and director of Africa practice at White & Case. Based between Johannesburg and London, Siaw is responsible for developing the firm’s business on the African continent. Siaw was recently identified by Euromoney as one of Africa’s rising stars.

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