Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments, Africa

Equator Capital Partners LLC, Africa

Biography

Phil has considerable experience in structuring and closing international equity and debt offerings for banks and other financial institutions. He has served as Director of Investments, Africa for Equator Capital Partners, LLC since 2013. From 2005- 2013, Phil was Senior Vice President at WorldBusiness Capital, where he managed origination, underwriting, closing, collections and portfolio management of long term loans under OPIC guarantees. He specialized in banks, leasing companies, and microfinance institutions with broad exposure to Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. From 1997–2004, Phil was a Vice President at HSBC Equator Bank performing business development and credit risk assessment of HSBC’s correspondent banks and other counterparties in twenty countries in Africa. Previously Phil held various positions in investment banking, venture capital, and financial advisory. Phil is a Director, and chairs the Board Credit Committee of Madison Finance Company Limited (subsidiary of Lusaka Stock Exchange listed company Madison Financial Services, Zambia), and is a Director of Microplan, (subsidiary of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed company FBC Holdings). Phil is a candidate for the CFA Level III, and holds a BA in International Economics from Long Island University.

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