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Deepak is currently the CEO of Arise. Arise is a newly formed long term investment company focused on the financial sector in Africa. Arise was established by three cornerstone investors, being Norfund, FMO and Rabobank with a combined portfolio of 10 banks with an asset value of more than USD 650 million and committed capital of USD 350 million. Deepak joined Arise from Norfund, where he was the Head of Department : Financial Institutions.
Deepak joined Norfund as an Investment Director in 2003 where he was responsible for promoting Norwegian investments in Southern Africa. He also acted as Head of the Financial Institutions Department and formed part of the management team. Before joining Norfund, Deepak was CEO of DBZ (Development Bank of Zambia) and held Senior Executive positions in ZCCM (Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited). His credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi in India, and qualification as a Chartered Accountant. With over 36 years’ experience and various Board positions, Deepak is well equipped to lead the team that will help Africa reach its full economic potential.