AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Zebu Investment Partners
Brian is the Managing Partner of Zebu Investment Partners (formerly DAFML), a private equity fund with offices in Ghana, Mauritius & South Africa, managers of Africa Food Security Fund. The fund has invested across 8 countries in Africa, primarily in the food-value chain. Zebu’s pan-African funds has an AUM in excess of $100m focused mainly on SMEs. Brian has almost two decades experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate strategy, covering countries in both developed and emerging markets. He was formerly at the Washington DC (USA) office of Emerging Capital Partners, one of the largest pan-African private equity firms with over US$ 2.5 billion under management. Brian started his investment career with the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup (tformely Salomon Smith Barney) and then joined Freddie Mac to help restructure the organization, resulting in a $3 billion reversal of revenue understatement. He also worked for JPMorgan in its Equity Capital Markets. Brian sits on portfolio and non-profit boards, including Avison Pty (South Africa), Venture Capital Trust Fund (Ghana), Moablaou S.A. (Burkina Faso) and SOS Kinderdorf Village (Ghana). He obtained his undergraduate degree at Howard University, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.