Ali Khalpey

CEO Frontier markets

EFG Hermes


Ali Khalpey joined the EFG Hermes team in 2017 as CEO of Frontier Markets and brings over 20 years of experience in financial services, combining work in
Investment Banking, Equity Sales and Asset Management. He began his career through the graduate training program with Mercury Asset Management in London in

In 2002, Ali joined Investec Securities in London to rebuild their equity
distribution platform before moving to New York in 2004 to establish Investec’s
platform for North America. He was hired by Renaissance Capital in London in
2010 as Global Head of Africa Sales before moving to South Africa as Head of
Equities for Africa in mid-2011 where he managed a team of over 75 across the UK, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

In 2013 he co-founded Exotix Africa in London and as CEO built the leading Frontier Markets Investment Bank with a presence in Nigeria and Kenya.

Since joining EFG Hermes in 2017, he has rapidly expanded the firm’s global footprint and established businesses in Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh, UK and more recently Nigeria. Ali was educated at Winchester College, England and graduated with a BSc(Hons) First Class in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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