Susan Payne


Holistic Agricultural Investments Group Ltd


Susan has spent her career building businesses either focused on or located in global emerging markets, primarily Africa for the past decade. After having been called the Bar in Canada, Susan’s early work experience included senior management roles over a decade with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. In 1997, Susan founded and co-managed Emergent Asset Management Limited, a hedge fund focused on emerging markets, as well as helping to develop the firm’s Real Assets division in Africa through EmVest Agricultural Corp. In 2016, Susan co-founded Holistic Agricultural Investments Group, a company which buys, advises on and manages commercial farms in Africa. Susan was awarded a Shell UK Woman of the Future Award in 2006, and in 2007 and in 2008 was appointed by Financial News as one of the Top 100 Women in Finance in Europe. Susan was a member of the World Bank Supervisory Committee that established Guidelines on Global Agricultural Practises, and in 2015 joined the UN FAO Advisory Council on Private Investment into Agriculture.

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