Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception in 2000. He has served as a Director on the AIIM Board since 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM investment committee.
Since the beginning of 2001, Jurie held various positions in the Infrastructure and Development Assets Division of Old Mutual Alternative Investments boutique and still heads up Infrastructure and Development Assets at Old Mutual Investment Group. This division includes AIIM, the IDEAS Fund and the International Infrastructure Fund.
Jurie holds directorships on African Clean Energy Developments, Trans African Concessionaires, South African Toll Road Company and African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Jurie joined Old Mutual Investment Group as an equity analyst in September 1999 before joining the infrastructure team, where he was appointed as the Head of Infrastructure and Development Assets in 2007.
Jurie began his career at Murray and Roberts as a civil engineering contractor on various road, bridge and bulk concrete projects. After completing an Accounting Conversion Course at UCT, he served articles with KPMG. Jurie holds a B.Sc Engineering (Civil) and a B.Com degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Dean joined AIIM in 2013, working across transactions and asset management. Dean transitioned to the role of Chief Operating Officer, where he is responsible for the finance, compliance and governance functions as well as providing technical support to the investment professionals from deal origination to transaction execution and asset management.
Dean is a Director on the Board of the Apollo Advisors; African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 GP, AIIF2 Towers SA and Mercury Power.
Prior to joining AIIM, Dean was employed at Nedbank Capital where he progressed from the roles of project manager and inter-creditor on road, rail and energy infrastructure projects, to transactor in structuring limited recourse infrastructure projects. Dean was intricately involved in the refinancing of the Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concession toll road, and as a result, was appointed as the CFO of Bakwena in 2009. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s financing requirements, board, shareholder and lender interactions, together with risk and compliance areas.
Dean qualified as a CA(SA) at KPMG South Africa, initially in the consumer markets sector and subsequently as senior manager in the financial services sector, which included a two-year secondment to KPMG London.
Mike is a member of the Investment Committee and serves as a technical advisor to AIIM on transport sector transactions. Mike joined AIIM in 2012 as the Senior Director of Asset Management before taking up a non-executive role in 2015. Mike represents the AIIM-managed funds on the Boards of several infrastructure companies.
Mike is a Director of Umoya Energy, Renewable Energy Investments SA, Trans African Concessions, N3 Toll Concessions, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire and Kinangop Wind Park.
He originally trained as a civil engineer, specialising in transportation planning and after 14 years’ experience in the engineering industry, Mike joined the Development Bank of Southern Africa (‘DBSA”). As head of the international department, Mike appraised investments in several Southern African countries and worked with other multinational funding agencies. He was responsible for DBSA’s first project finance investment into Trans African Concessions for the Maputo Toll Road.
On leaving DBSA, Mike joined Nedbank in their infrastructure project finance unit during which time he was their bid manager for the N3 Toll Concessions and the lead arranger for the debt on the Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire project.
Prior to joining AIIM, Mike was head of the Aveng Grinaker-LTA (one of South Africa’s largest construction companies) concessions unit. The unit prepared bids for a number of concessions including the Port Louis (Mauritius) and N1/N2 Winelands (South Africa) toll roads. Mike represented Aveng on the board of N3 Toll Concessions for five years.
Zomunoda is the Group Managing Director of Old Mutual Nigeria and is a member of the AIIM Investment Committee.
Zomunoda has held various positions in the Old Mutual Group since 1999, where he is currently responsible for the Old Mutual’s general and life assurance businesses in Nigeria and Ghana including Old Mutual’s expansion strategy into Francophone Africa.
Zomunoda joined the Old Mutual Asset Management Zimbabwe in 1999 as the Head of Research and as Chief Investment Officer was responsible for the investment strategies for the business. Prior to his appointment as Group Managing Director of Old Mutual Nigeria in 2014, Zomunoda progressed to Managing Director of Old Mutual Investment Group Zimbabwe and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Zimbabwe Ltd, with responsibility for an investment portfolio of USD1.5bn in assets under management.
Zomunoda began his career as a telecoms engineer with subsequent experience as a management consultant with PwC Zimbabwe. Zomunoda holds a B.Sc Eng, Master of Engineering and MBA qualifications and is a CFA Charterholder.
Olusola is the Investment Director for West Africa and is based in Lagos where he is responsible for AIIM’s activities in the region, including transaction and business development. Olusola joined AIIM in 2011 and has played a key role in originating investments in West Africa. He led AIIM funds’ investment into IHS Towers and Nigeria’s Azura-Edo IPP, as well as playing a key role in the investment into Cenpower Generation Company in Ghana.
Prior to joining AIIM, Olusola was an Investment Manager in Macquarie Group’s European Infrastructure Funds team in London. He worked on a number of European infrastructure transactions in a principal capacity; including the buy-out of IVG’s petrochemical storage infrastructure in Germany and the acquisition of Pisto SAS, the largest crude oil and refined products storage and distribution company in France. He also worked on a number of bids for gas transmission, distribution and cavern storage assets in Germany, road networks in France and hospitals in Switzerland. In addition Olusola was actively involved in the management of the Macquarie Funds’ portfolio companies, playing a key role in a number of strategic projects in the petrochemical storage and transportation space.
Prior to joining Macquarie, Olusola worked at PwC London, where his focus was on transaction advisory services to a private equity client base.
Olusola holds a B.Sc Economics (Hons) from University College London.
M.Sc International Economics, M.Sc Corporate Finance
Romain joined AIIM in 2014 and is responsible for originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent.
Romain’s infrastructure experience dates back to 1999 and includes an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure sub-sectors, notably airports, ports and roads. Notable transactions include the award-winning Cyprus Airports, Brussels Airports and Bristol Airport transactions, Dragados SPL and Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Prior to joining AIIM Romain was one of the founding members of the JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Group in Europe where he led a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Electricity Northwest in the UK, Cairns & Mackay airports in Australia and Dragados SPL (now renamed Noatum) in Spain. He was a member of the risk committee and served on the boards of various infrastructure companies, including Noatum and North Queensland Airports.
Romain is currently a non-executive Director on the Board of AIIM Hydroneo, a 50/50 joint venture between AIIM and Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MECAMIDI. He also served on the Board of Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise port operator.
Romain also worked at HSBC and Société Générale, where he structured, negotiated and completed transactions in both advisory and arranging capacities across the EMEA region and the Americas.
Romain holds an M.Sc in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an M.Sc in International Economics from Paris-Dauphine University.
Ulisha is the Investment Director for East Africa, responsible for AIIM’s regional activities with a focus on transaction execution and asset management of the AIIM portfolio in the region.
During 2015 Ulisha transferred to AIIM from Old Mutual Investment Group, which she joined in 2010. Ulisha’s role in Old Mutual required identification of equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the onboarding of transactions. She is on the boards of a number of assets, which cover various asset classes and funding structures including toll roads, renewable energy, gas pipelines, prisons and public private partnerships.
Ulisha is currently a director of Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts, Gigawatt Mozambique SA (Mozambique company), Gigajoule Power, Matola Gas (South Africa), Mainstream Renewable Jeffreys Bay, Imvelo Concession Company.
Prior to joining Old Mutual Investment Group, Ulisha worked in corporate finance and taxation at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years. Ulisha’s previous work experience also covers investment banking, auditing and advisory.
Ulisha holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of KwaZulu Natal, and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
Vuyo is the Investment Director for Southern and Central Africa, and is responsible for overseeing AIIM’s activities in this region.
Vuyo joined AIIM in 2003 and has been involved in the management of AIIM’s funds for over a decade and has been responsible for originating, analysing and implementing investments for these funds. Vuyo was initially involved in the build-up of the South Africa Infrastructure Fund’s (SAIF) holdings in South African toll roads, including additional stakes in Trans African Concessions, N3 Toll Concessions and Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire. In addition, Vuyo was involved in the early refinancing of the toll road assets. Vuyo also played a leading role in the AIIM Funds’ pioneer investment outside South Africa, the Lekki Concession Company. More recently, Vuyo led the AIIM funds’ investment the 350MW Cenpower IPP near Tema in Ghana as well as the AIIM Funds’ investment in the 67MW Umoya Energy Wind Farm in South Africa.
Vuyo is currently a director of Trans African Concessions, Umoya Energy Wind Farm and Cenpower Generation Company Limited.
Prior to joining AIIM, Vuyo was an investment analyst and strategist in the Research and Investment Management team at Ipac South Africa an investment management and consulting company within the Brait Group.
Vuyo holds a B.Com honours degree from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from IESE Business School.
Dhesen is responsible for the origination and execution of investments and the management of existing assets for the IDEAS Managed Fund.
Dhesen joined AIIM in 2005 and led the establishment of KIEF, serving as CEO of KIEF's fund management company. He led the acquisition of a secondary stake in Trans African Concessions for KIEF, and led AIIM’s first independent power producer (IPP) investment in Kelvin Power in 2007. As asset manager, he led several initiatives to revive Kelvin Power’s investment case.
Dhesen played a significant role in the raising of the USD500m African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 between its initial close in 2010 and final close in 2011, and joined the IDEAS Fund team in 2012. His transaction experience includes rail, toll road, airport and IPP transactions across coal, gas, wind, solar PV and CSP technologies.
He is currently a director of Umoya Energy, Aurora-Rietvlei Solar Power, Vredendal Solar Power Park, Renewables Cookhouse Wind Farm 1 and Renewable Energy Investments SA, and previously represented AIIM’s funds as a director of Kelvin Power.
Prior to joining AIIM, Dhesen worked in retail insurance and investment sales, marketing and product development roles with Old Mutual and Sanlam group businesses.
Dhesen holds a B.Com (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, and is a Certified Financial Planner and CFA Charterholder.
Paul is responsible for the structuring and development of AIIM’s managed funds as well as new business initiatives.
Paul joined AIIM in 2011 and led the structuring of AIIM’s dedicated renewable energy investment vehicle, Apollo, focused on building out a portfolio of investments in the South African renewables market. Paul has also been involved in the selection and submission of bids supported by the AIIM funds in the South African renewable energy procurement programme and led the integration of these projects into the AIIM portfolio. Paul represents the AIIM funds on the board of the Renewables Cookhouse Wind Farm.
Prior to joining AIIM, Paul spent five years working on the alternative assets structuring desk at Credit Suisse in London where he was responsible for the development, structuring and execution of alternative investment products for the pension and insurance industries.
Paul is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a CFA Charterholder.
Sean is an Investment Director in the AIIM team and is the Portfolio Manager for the IDEAS Managed Fund.
Sean joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments in 2006 and became part of the AIIM team in 2015. Sean has been responsible for the IDEAS Managed Fund’s SADC mandate since 2008 and over this period he has overseen the fund becoming the largest equity investor to date in South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (“REIPPP”) programme with substantial equity interests in 17 active projects and 3 preferred bidder projects. During this period the IDEAS Managed Fund has grown its fund assets from ZAR2.0 billion to approximately ZAR8.5 billion, including successfully raising in excess of ZAR2.0 billion in new capital.
Sean has represented the IDEAS Managed Fund on the Boards of Gugulethu Square Shopping Centre, AFCO Affordable Housing Development, Randfontein Station Mall, Kakamas Hydro Electric Power, Metrowind Wind Farm, Lesedi Solar PV, Lesatsi Solar PV, Phutadijtjhaba Shopping Centre, the Department of Trade and Industry PPP, the Department of Basic Education PPP and the Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre.
Prior to his role as Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Managed Fund, Sean was the portfolio manager for the IDEAS Fund Property portfolio.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Witwatersrand and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ed joined AIIM in 2014 as an Investment Director responsible for origination and execution of infrastructure investments across the African continent. Ed has recently led the sale of material interests in three privately-concessioned toll roads in South Africa by one of AIIM’s funds and is actively involved in the 350MW Kpone power project under construction in Ghana. He is currently leading AIIM’s efforts on a number of port sector opportunities across the continent.
Prior to joining AIIM, Ed was an Executive Director in the Advisory and Infrastructure Finance group at Standard Chartered Bank where he completed a range of project finance and advisory assignments in transportation infrastructure, telecoms, O&G and power in markets including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Ghana and India. He joined Standard Chartered in 2005 and was formerly employed by Deloitte as a consulting Actuary to UK and European financial services companies where he advised on financial modelling, acquisition and shareholder value related assignments.
Ed has an MBA from INSEAD (France), a B.Com (Hons) from the University of Pretoria and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom). He is a director of Cenpower Generation Company Limited and Cenpower Holdings Limited.
Patrick is responsible for transaction origination and business development for West Africa, with a strong focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan African regions.
Prior to joining AIIM, Patrick was an executive at GE leading commercial finance for their oil & gas business in SSA. He was also previously senior vice-president for sales and project finance in charge of Francophone Africa and Angola. Patrick also held a position as Managing Partner for Africa Capital Cote d’Ivoire, where he led the origination and execution of Mergers & Acquisitions, and financing transactions for clients in West and Central Africa.
Patrick started his career in Europe, working for Fortis Bank’s investment banking Africa team in Paris. He headed telecoms (advisory, privatizations, asset backed and project finance) before returning to Côte d’Ivoire as Chief Financial Officer for Atlantique Telecom, a regional mobile telecoms group then CEO of a Alink Telecom, a wholesale data provider in 12 African countries.
Patrick is a Finance Major from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Sean joined AIIM in 2013 with a focus on asset management. Sean helps guide AIIM’s portfolio companies through project execution with a focus on implementing the investment thesis to drive business efficiencies and enhance value for our investors.
Sean represents the AIIM funds as a director on the Boards of the Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, Trans African Concessions and N3 Toll Concessions.
Prior to joining AIIM, Sean spent almost 10 years with the Macquarie infrastructure funds management team, predominantly in the transport sector. During this time he worked on a number of large-scale transactions for Macquarie’s listed toll road fund ranging from green-field bids, acquisitions, disposals and refinancings. In addition, he has considerable asset management experience having represented MIG’s interest as Director on several portfolio businesses in Europe including Autoroutes Paris-Rhine-Rhone in France, Lusoponte in Portugal and M6Toll in the UK. The role also involved internal fund aspects such as asset valuations, internal reporting and investor relations.
Earlier in his career Sean worked for the investment division of a leading international contractor on a range of PPP projects in the health, accommodation and transport sectors.
Sean holds a B.Sc in Civil Engineering and an MBA.
Clint joined Old Mutual Investment Group’s legal team in 2009 and transferred to AIIM as in-house counsel in 2016. Clint is responsible for the legal structuring and negotiations for all transactions concluded by AIIM and its funds. This includes co-ordination and management of external counsel engagements.
In Clint’s role as senior legal advisor at Old Mutual Investment Group he was in charge of legal sign off of all alternative investment, private equity and M&A transactions including providing legal advice and opinions regarding the investment activities of all entities within the OMIG Group.
Prior to joining the Old Mutual Group, he worked as a legal advisor to the V & A Waterfront Company (Pty) Ltd who are an asset of Dubai World Group. He also has significant experience in contract negotiation as a legal advisor to Dubai World Services (Pty) Ltd, Oasis Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Virgin Active South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Clint holds Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town, where he thereafter completed his LLB. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002.
Dean is responsible for overseeing environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities in transactions diligence and asset management of AIIM’s assets.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2015, Dean was a senior consultant within Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Southern Africa, gaining experience in renewable energies (hydropower, wind, solar and biogas), oil and gas and mining while undertaking Environmental and Socio-economic Impact Assessments (ESIAs), environmental management planning and risk assessment. Dean has significant experience in integrated environmental management, international standards such as Equator Principles, IFC and the World Bank and broader sustainability.
Specific hydropower experience includes project management of the large scale ESIAs for Kariba Dam Upgrade Project, 100MW Mulungushi Hydropower Project, and new development 225MW Muchinga Hydropower Project in Zambia. These projects included aspects such as sluice gate rehabilitation, erosion pit at dam wall foot excavation and rehabilitation, new powerhouse development, underground transfer tunneling, access roads and a power transmission lines. Comprehensive stakeholder engagement processes were undertaken and assessed. Responsibilities included project management, analysis and integration of the specialist studies into the ESIA and compiling an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the facilities.
Dean holds an MSc in Environmental Science, a B.Sc in Zoology and Environmental and Geographical Science and B.Sc Honours in Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town, and is a Certified Environmental Assessment Practitioner (South Africa).
Michael advises on and manages strategic income tax opportunities within the AIIM Funds and assets. These include the coordination and implementation of third party tax advice for transactions, both within South Africa and into Africa, and ensures the management and appropriateness of all tax advice received from regional third party advisors, from receipt of their advice to implementation at the project company level.
Michael has worked on numerous Infrastructure projects within African jurisdictions, including Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Cameroon.
Michael also maintains the overall responsibility for the day-to-day income tax considerations for the wider AIIM group of companies.
Prior to joining the AIIM team in 2013, Michael spent seven years within the Old Mutual Tax Advisory Unit providing specialised tax advice to the Private Equity, Specialised Finance, and Infrastructure teams, as well as the wider Old Mutual Investment Group. Michael has also previously spent time in KPMG’s Financial Services Tax team.
Michael holds a B.Com (Acc) and M.Phil (Tax Law) from the University of Cape Town.
Ashwin is responsible for originating potential deals, analysing, assessing, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments.
Ashwin joined AIIM in 2010 and has worked on infrastructure project finance deals in the transport, thermal energy and renewable energy sectors, as well as assisting in the management of existing assets. Most recently, Ashwin was involved in the successful execution of the 350MW gas fired Cenpower IPP power project in Tema, Ghana. During 2011, he was also involved in the successful execution of two renewable energy investments in South Africa, namely the 139MW Renewables Cookhouse Wind Farm and the 81MW Renewable Energy Investments SA Solar PV investment, both of which reached commercial operations in 2014.
Ashwin represents the AIIM funds on the Board of AIIM Hydroneo, a hydropower development joint venture.
Prior to joining AIIM, Ashwin spent 8 years with Aurecon, a consulting engineering firm managing teams delivering permitting and development assistance to project developers, including inter alia environmental permitting, water, waste and air quality licensing. Ashwin’s areas of focus were the large infrastructure, energy and water sectors. Before joining Aurecon, Ashwin spent two years in the UK working for Thames Water in project management and management systems implementation and review.
Ashwin holds a B.Sc Honours degree and a MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Francis is responsible for the management, monitoring and optimisation of AIIM’s existing infrastructure assets from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective. Francis also assists in the development of the portfolio companies’ regional environmental and social programmes across sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2016, Francis was the Head of Development for Africa at Windlab and was responsible for the expansion of its operations into sub-Saharan Africa, making particular inroads in establishing the business presence in Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya. Since the beginning of 2008, Francis held various positions at Windlab where he managed development of the portfolio of wind farm projects, overseeing a team of project managers and activities such as stakeholder and development partner communications, resource assessment, grid studies and approvals. His role also entailed the management of the wind energy portfolio, with a focus on value creation and ensuring the balance of risk and opportunity. His legacy includes the 138MW Amakhala Emoyeni and 94MW West Coast One wind farms. He played an industry representation role, chairing the SAWEA Technical Working Group, and he lectures the wind energy module at Stellenbosch University. Before joining Windlab, Francis worked on wind turbine R&D in New Zealand and product development of generation systems aimed at poverty alleviation in rural communities.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from the University of Toronto and an MBA specializing in Executive Management from the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Helen joined AIIM’s transaction team in July 2013 and is jointly responsible for analysing and assessing investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments. Helen has extensive experience in the energy industry and has developed and arranged the debt and equity financing for a number of energy projects, including the Hopefield Wind Farm and the Kipeto Energy Project.
Helen’s previous experience involved managing investments in renewable energy projects in the UK. Helen worked for Climate Change Capital (CCC) in London where she helped to build and manage a portfolio of renewable energy assets totalling over 50MW for their GBP60 million renewable energy infrastructure fund. Prior to joining CCC, Helen was at Barclays Capital where she was responsible for the P&L reporting of the European electricity trading desk.
Prior to joining the AIIM team, Helen led project investment team for Umoya where she prepared the bid documentation for Hopefield Wind Farm’s submission into the South African Government’s Renewable Energy IPP Programme, which was selected as preferred bidder in December 2011.
Helen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Moritz joined AIIM in 2010 and is responsible for originating potential deals, analysing and assessing investment opportunities as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments.
Moritz’s experience spans a range of infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on energy and utilities. Moritz was amongst others involved in the due diligence and structuring of the 81MW Renewable Energy Investments SA Solar PV power plant and the 67MW Umoya Energy Wind Farm in South Africa as well as the 61MW Kinangop Wind Park in Kenya. Moritz is currently working on the development of the 100MW Kipeto wind farm in Kenya and investigating further projects in East Africa.
Prior to joining AIIM, Moritz worked at Macquarie Capital in Frankfurt where he formed part of their corporate and project finance advisory team, advising on various infrastructure transactions, primarily in the energy sector.
Moritz holds a B.Sc degree from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkle, Germany (EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht).
Reshma joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments in 2012, becoming a member of the AIIM team in 2015. She is currently involved in the management of Public, Private Partnership (PPP), toll roads and renewable energy assets. She is responsible for the execution of transactions, management of existing investments and board representation on investee company boards.
Reshma is currently a director of Imvelo Concession Company, N3 Toll Concession, Trans African Concessions, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concession and Umoya Energy.
Prior to joining Old Mutual Alternative Investments, Reshma worked at Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory Services department for five years. In her role as a senior manager, she specialised in business and asset valuations, financial due diligence and transaction advisory. Reshma completed her articles in the auditing department after which she travelled on secondment to the Ernst & Young Atlanta and Amsterdam offices.
Reshma holds a B.Com Honours Degree from the University of Natal, a Higher Diploma in Tax from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Thor joined AIIM in 2012 and is responsible for the development and realisation of the investment plans of the renewable energy assets within the AIIM managed funds in South Africa and Kenya.
Thor serves on the board of three South African based renewable energy companies namely Cookhouse Wind Farm, Umoya Energy and Renewable Energy Investment SA Solar PV plant as well as the Kenyan based Kinangop Wind Park. Thor is a committee member on a number of Audit and Risk, Construction and Social and Ethics Committees across this portfolio.
Thor focuses on risk identification and mitigation, strategic management and the implementation of initiatives to add value and optimise investor returns.
Prior to joining AIIM, Thor spent four years at investment bank Greenhill & Co in Sydney focused on mergers and acquisitions for private equity sponsors and corporates across Australasia. Prior to Greenhill & Co, Thor was with KPMG’s Private Equity Group in London where he ran due diligence processes for private equity sponsors in the UK, Europe and USA in the alternative energy, oil and gas, chemicals, general industrials, healthcare, media and telecoms sectors.
Thor completed his articles with the Banking and Capital Markets Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Thor also holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town.
Chanine is responsible for the asset management of AIIM’s existing investments including the valuation and performance monitoring of the existing asset portfolio under AIIM’s management.
Chanine was involved in the acquisition of a majority equity interest in a mature toll road in South Africa, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire in 2010, and subsequently executed an equity optimisation initiative for this investment. Her transaction experience includes several infrastructure sectors including transport and renewable energy. She was also a key member of the fundraising and execution team for African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2.
Chanine is a Director of Umoya Energy, Renewable Energy Investments SA, Trans African concessions, N3 Toll Concessions and Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire.
Chanine was seconded to AIIM after an initial period as a trainee analyst at Old Mutual Investment Group in 2009. Prior to this, she completed her three years of articles within the Old Mutual Group where she gained experience in financial accounting, financial management, internal audit, tax and financial analysis.
Chanine holds a B.Com degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Damilola joined AIIM in 2013 and supports the origination and execution of transactions, primarily in West Africa, through assessing and executing investment opportunities. Damilola also provides regional support across all aspects of the business. Damilola was a member of the transaction team executing AIIM funds’ investment into IHS Towers and Azura-Edo IPP.
Prior to joining AIIM, Damilola worked in Jefferies LLC’s Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York City where he executed transactions across sectors, including infrastructure. Prior to joining Jefferies, Damilola interned with Renaissance Capital and Goldman Sachs’ investment banking divisions.
Damilola has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Hayley is responsible for valuation and performance monitoring of the existing asset portfolio under AIIM’s management. Hayley’s focus includes telecommunication, power and road assets across the African continent. She is also responsible for detailed analysis of existing assets and the markets in which AIIM operates and drives reporting in relation to the existing assets.
Hayley joined AIIM in 2010 to provide support across all aspects of African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 (AIIF2) fundraising process. Following the close of AIIF2, Hayley has owned responsibilities throughout the AIIM business culminating in her current role in asset management.
Prior to joining AIIM, Hayley was employed as a Business Analyst at Metal Concentrators, a company specialising in Gold trading and refining.
Hayley holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Science Degree from the University of Cape Town.
Sechaba joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments in 2015 as an investment associate and transferred to the AIIM team shortly thereafter. As a member of the team, he is currently involved the due diligence of new investments and asset management for the portfolio.
Sechaba’s role includes identification of equity investment opportunities as well as the onboarding of transactions. He is also responsible for asset management of portfolio companies across various asset sectors including toll roads, renewable energy, gas, infrastructure and public private partnerships.
Prior to joining Old Mutual Alternative Investments he spent 5 years working in corporate finance and M&A for Standard Bank and Rothschild South Africa.
Sechaba holds a Bachelor of Economic Science degree with Honours and a Masters in Commerce (Economic Science) from the Witwatersrand University.
Akinsehinwa (Akin) is an Investment Analyst for AIIM and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Akin is involved in the initial screening and research of prospective transactions as well as a number of other transaction-related tasks including gathering, monitoring and analysing of data, and recommending actions.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2015, Akin was an Economic Research Analyst at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited. At FDC, Akin analysed macroeconomic trends in the Nigerian economy and assisted the team in creating reports to advise clients ranging from the banking sector to the telecommunications sector on the outlook of the economy. Akin was also involved in political risk analysis for the firm.
Akin holds a B.Sc in Economics from the University of Lagos and an M.Sc in Finance and Economics from the University of Durham in the UK. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Level II candidate
Bianca joined AIIM in 2014 and is responsible for supporting AIIM’s strategic initiatives related to capital raising and fund structuring.
Prior to joining AIIM, Bianca worked at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) in London where she was part of their Acquisition Finance team and was responsible for monitoring and managing the performance of a portfolio of leveraged buyout debt assets across a range of sectors including telecoms, manufacturing, healthcare and aerospace.
Prior to joining the Acquisition Finance team, Bianca worked as a Corporate Research Analyst performing company and industry research to support corporate finance transactions for BTMU, covering service sectors including retail and transportation across Europe and the Middle East with a particular focus on shipping and airline subsectors.
Bianca completed her CFA in 2014. She also holds a Business Science degree with Finance Honours from the University of Cape Town.
Based in Nairobi, John supports the investment team across all aspects of transaction execution and asset management in East Africa.
John has experience in financial due diligence, market research and insights, financial analysis and business valuation.
Prior to joining AIIM, John was Project Finance Manager at Amu Power Company Ltd where he was responsible for developing, reviewing and providing commercial analysis and support in the negotiation of key project agreements as well as the financial modelling. John led the project finance efforts of the firm, supporting the debt fund raising process.
Previously, John was part of the Quatum Power development team for Menengai field geothermal power projects Kenya with a focus on providing support in commercial negotiations, creation of integrated financial modelling and analysis of energy projects opportunities in the region.
John completed his B.Sc Actuarial Science, first class honours at University of Nairobi.
B.Com (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management
Santosh joined AIIM in 2015 and provides support to transactions through analysis of various project opportunities across all sectors in Africa. The team is responsible for originating and executing investments in infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent.
Prior to joining AIIM, Santosh worked in the Macquarie Securities division as a Junior Research Analyst where he gained significant experience in equity research. Santosh also garnered industry experience through a number of internships at Citibank South Africa and Capitar, where he was exposed to experience in capital raising, structuring and deal origination as well as corporate finance.
Santosh holds a Bachelor of Commerce honours degree specialising in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.
Arnold is an Investment Analyst for AIIM and is based in Cape Town. Arnold supports the investment team across all aspects of transaction execution, with French language skills being of particular importance in supporting deals in Francophone-Africa.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2017, Arnold was among the twenty selected African young professionals who completed the Citibank’s 2015 Management Associate Program. Through functional and geographical rotations across the continent, Arnold has been exposed to transactions originated by Citi. Arnold started his career in Paris, at Ecobank International, where he was part of the Corporate & Investment Banking team, advising global corporates investing in Africa on several transactions. Arnold also garnered investment banking experience through an internship at Credit Agricole C.I.B, where, as a member of the Debt Optimization and Distribution division he worked on a variety of transactions.
Arnold holds a Master in International Financial Analysis from Neoma Business School (France) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management from the National University of Côte d’Ivoire (in partnership with Paris Est. University).
Khelen joined AIIM in 2016 as an Investment Analyst. He supports the investment team across all aspects of transaction execution and asset management. The investment team is responsible for originating and executing investments in infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent.
Khelen is a recent engineering graduate from the University of Witswatersrand. During his studies he held a number of internships with Lejwe La Metsi, Transnet, Generic Engineering and CKV Engineering.
Khelen holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Industrial Engineering from the University of Witswatersrand.
Lebogang joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments as an analyst in 2013, becoming a member of the AIIM team in 2015. Lebogang’s role is to analyse equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the fund portfolio. Most recently in 2015 Lebogang was involved in the financial close of three wind farms in the third bidding window under the South African REIPPP Programme.
Prior to joining the team in 2013 Lebogang was part of the Old Mutual Graduate Accelerated Programme (GAP Programme) for over a year where he spent the majority of his time with MacroSolutions and the Portfolio Implementation boutiques in Old Mutual Investment Group.
Lebogang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of Johannesburg.
Zizile joined AIIM in 2017 as an Investment Analyst to support the investment team, specifically in the management of the portfolio of existing assets for the AIIM funds and IDEAS Managed Fund.
Zizile served her articles at Old Mutual as part of the Old Mutual CA Training Programme (OMCAT) where she held a number of positions in various departments throughout the Group, including a 6-month placement at AIIM. Zizile also spent three months in Mexico City where she was assisting with business planning for Old Mutual Mexico and Old Mutual Colombia.
Zizile holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. Zizile qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017 and has also completed CFA Level 1.