INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS

VUYO NTOI

VUYO NTOI

CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR
B.Com (Hons), M.Sc, MBA, AMP

Vuyo was appointed Co-Managing Director in August 2020. Vuyo has more than two decades of investment experience and has been involved in private infrastructure investing in Africa since 2003.

Vuyo is a member of the Investment Committees of all AIIM’s managed funds.

Prior to moving into the Co-Managing Director role, Vuyo was the Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Managed Fund, which primarily focuses on infrastructure investment and development assets in the SADC region, where he was primarily responsible for the post-acquisition management of the fund’s more than 30 investments, in addition to overall fund management.

Vuyo, who joined AIIM in 2003, 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 TRAC, N3TC and Bakwena. In addition, Vuyo was involved in the early refinancing of these toll road assets. Vuyo also played a leading role in AIIM’s pioneer investment outside South Africa, the Lekki Concession Company. More recently, Vuyo led the investment of AIIM Fund’s into Cenpower IPP power project Tema Ghana and Albatros Energy Mali power station, the first IPP in Mali.

Vuyo holds several directorships, including positions on the boards of some of AIIM’s portfolio companies. He is also a Trustee of the Africa Infrastructure Developers Association (AFiDA). Vuyo is a Director on the AIIM Board and is a member of the Executive Committee.

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 that was then within the Brait Group.

OLUSOLA LAWSON

OLUSOLA LAWSON

CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR
B.Sc Economics (Hons), PGDip Law

Olusola was appointed Managing Director and co-Head at AIIM, Africa’s largest infrastructure equity investment manager, in August 2020.

Olusola is a member of the Investment Committees of all AIIM’s managed funds.

He has significant experience in corporate finance and infrastructure equity investing experience across European and African markets, with investing experience across the digital infrastructure, conventional power, renewable energy, gas midstream and transportation space.

Sola serves as a director on the AIIM Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, Africa’s largest alternatives manager.

He serves on several portfolio company boards, as well as the boards of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and the African advisory council of the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA).

Prior to joining AIIM in 2011, he worked at Macquarie Group in the European Infrastructure Funds team in London focusing on investment opportunities across the transportation, energy and petrochemical storage space.

Olusola holds a BSc Economics (Hons) from University College, London.

HELEN TREGURTHA

HELEN TREGURTHA

COO
B.Soc.Sc (Hons), CA (UK)

Helen joined AIIM in 2013 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2022. Prior to that Helen was an Investment Director in the SADC team responsible for identifying, analysing and assessing investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments. Helen is a director of several renewable energy companies in the AIIM portfolio. 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 Umoya Energy Wind Farm in South Africa and the Kipeto Wind Farm in Kenya. Recently she has overseen the refinancing of the senior debt across several of the South African renewable energy projects in the portfolio.


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 AIIM, Helen led the project investment team which successfully bid the Umoya Energy wind farm into round one of South Africa’s REIPPP Programme.


Helen holds a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is an ICAEW qualified Chartered Accountant.

SEAN FRIEND

SEAN FRIEND

CIO: SADC
CFA® charterholder, B.Sc, M.Sc

Sean is the CIO for SADC investments and Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund. The IDEAS Fund is the largest domestic equity investor in infrastructure projects in the SADC region.

Sean joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments in 2006 and became part of AIIM in 2015 when the investment teams were merged. Initially as Portfolio Manager, Sean has been responsible for the IDEAS Fund’s overall management since 2008 and over this period he has overseen the Fund’s significant investment in South African infrastructure and in particular South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (“REIPPP”) programme. The fund has substantial equity interests in 28 operational projects and 1 project in construction. During this period, the IDEAS Fund has grown its fund assets from ZAR2.0 billion to approximately ZAR 16 billion, including successfully raising in excess of ZAR 4 billion in new capital. A particular milestone was the closing of 9 projects in the Fourth Round of REIPPP with aggregate commitments in excess of ZAR 3.0 billion.

Sean has represented and continues to represent the IDEAS Fund on key strategic boards but his primary focus remains on origination, transaction execution, investment approvals and investor relations.

Prior to his role as Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS 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.

PAUL FRANKISH

PAUL FRANKISH

Investment Director
CFA® charterholder, B.Bus.Sci (Hons), CA(SA)

Paul is responsible for new business initiatives, the development and structuring of AIIM’s managed funds and AIIM’s international fundraising activities.

Paul joined AIIM in 2011 and led the structuring and fundraising of AIIM’s flagship AIIF3 Fund and AIIM’s dedicated renewable energy investment vehicle, Apollo - developed to provide international and domestic capital with access to Africa’s growth markets through a diversified portfolio of infrastructure assets across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his current role, Paul was involved in the establishment of AIIM’s asset management function and AIIM’s entry into the renewable energy sector through the selection and submission of bids in the South African REIPPP Programme. Paul led the integration of these projects into the AIIM portfolio and the development of asset management strategies for these assets. Paul holds a directorship on the board of Cookhouse Wind Farm, South Africa’s largest 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.

ED STUMPF

ED STUMPF

Investment Director
B.Com (Hons), MBA, FIA

Ed is responsible for oversight of the Investment Strategy of AIIM’s pan-African fund mandates including origination, structuring and execution of investment opportunities for AIIM managed funds.

Ed joined AIIM in 2014 and has more than two decades experience in emerging markets private equity, corporate and infrastructure finance and financial services. He has overseen transactions comprising in excess of USD 500 million in equity for AIIM across multiple sectors including renewable energy, digital infrastructure and mobility and logistics. Recent investments include: a USD 90 million commitment to NOA Group Holdings, a vertically integrated platform providing net-zero energy solutions for C&I customers in South Africa, the USD 100 million acquisition of The Logistics Group, an integrated ports and logistics operator in Southern Africa, a USD 130 million funding round for Eastcastle Infrastructure, a build-to-suit towers operator in the DRC and Nigeria and a USD 90 million investment in MetroFibre Networx, a fibre connectivity provider in South Africa.

Prior to 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 mandates in transportation, telecoms and energy infrastructure. He was also previously employed by Deloitte as a consulting Actuary to a number of European financial services groups.

Ed represents AIIM as a Director on the boards of NOA Group Holdings, Eastcastle Infrastructure, The Logistics Group, MetroFibre Networx, Onix Data Centres and African Ports & Corridors Holdings. He is a member of the executive committee of AIIM.

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).

MORITZ THOMPSON

MORITZ THOMPSON

Investment Director
B.Sc

Moritz joined AIIM in 2010 and is responsible for originating deals, analyzing, assessing, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments within the Pan-African investment team. He furthermore leads portfolio strategy and management across AIIM’s Pan-African funds, where he is responsible for portfolio construction oversight, investment process, asset valuations, and fund performance oversight.

 

Moritz’s experience spans a range of infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on airports, energy transition and digital infrastructure. Moritz was amongst others involved in AIIM’s investments in REISA Solar PV, Umoya Energy Wind Farm, Kipeto Wind Farm and Sodigaz. He also led the acquisition of a 50% stake in Pan-African airport operator SEGAP and most recently a USD90 million investment in N+ONE Datacentres, Morocco’s leading carrier-neutral data centre company. Moritz is a board member of SEGAP, BBOXX and N+ONE Datacentres.

PATRICK KOUAME

PATRICK KOUAME

Investment Director
ESCP Finance

Patrick is responsible for transaction origination and business development in the Pan African investment team, 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.

SEAN MACDONALD

SEAN MACDONALD

Investment Director
B.Sc (Civ Eng), MBA

Sean joined AIIM in 2013 and is responsible for the execution and asset management of infrastructure investments within the Pan-African investment team.

Sean currently represents the AIIM funds as a Director on the Boards of several portfolio companies including Cenpower Generation Company Ltd, Amandi Energy Ltd, TRAC, Uquo/Accugas and Tema LNG.  Previously he also represented AIIM fund’s investment in N3TC, Bakwena, Azura and Kipeto prior to their sale.

Before joining AIIM, Sean spent almost ten 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.

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 a MBA.

DAMILOLA AGBAJE

DAMILOLA AGBAJE

Investment Director
BA (Economics)

Damilola joined AIIM in 2013 and supports the Pan-African investment team with origination and execution of transactions, primarily in West Africa. Damilola also provides regional support across all aspects of the business. Damilola was a member of the transaction team executing AIIM funds’ investment into Starsight Energy, Amandi Energy Limited, IHS Towers, Azura-Edo IPP, the Uquo Integrated Gas Business (Accugas), Tema LNG Terminal Company and Onix Data Centres Limited.

Damilola represents the AIIM funds as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Starsight Power Utilities Limited and Onix Data Centres Limited.

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. Before joining Jefferies, Damilola worked in Renaissance Capital and Goldman Sachs’ investment banking divisions.

Damilola holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

THOR CORRY

THOR CORRY

Investment Director
B.Bus.Sci (Hons), CA (ICAS)

Thor joined AIIM in 2012 and is responsible for numerous renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) assets within the IDEAS Fund as well as driving the IDEAS Fund digital infrastructure strategy.

His infrastructure investment experience includes transactions, asset management, workouts, and exits in renewable energy and digital infrastructure. He is a Director of numerous IPP assets in Southern Africa.

Thor applies an active management approach in partnership with portfolio company management, focusing on value creation through strategic oversight, operational and financial enhancements and targeted risk management so that assets can deliver or exceed the planned investment case.

Prior to joining AIIM, Thor spent four years at investment bank Greenhill & Co in Sydney focused on M&A 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 the 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.

SECHABA SELEMELA

SECHABA SELEMELA

Investment Principal
B.Econ Sci (Hons), M.Com

Sechaba is responsible for origination and execution of infrastructure investments focusing on the IDEAS Fund. Sechaba’s role includes analysing and assessing investment opportunities, structuring of transactions as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments across various asset sectors including toll roads, renewable energy, gas, infrastructure and public private partnerships.

Sechaba was instrumental in the closing of 7 projects in the Fourth Round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (“REIPPP”), with aggregate commitments in excess of ZAR 2.7 billion.

Sechaba represents IDEAS on key strategic boards but his primary focus remains on origination, transaction execution, investment approvals and investor relations.

Prior to joining Old Mutual Alternative Investments, Sechaba worked 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.

ZAAHID GANEY

ZAAHID GANEY

Investment Principal
B. Com Acc (Hons), CA (SA), CFA

Zaahid joined AIIM in 2021 as an Investment Principal focusing on the IDEAS Fund. Zaahid’s role includes analysing and assessing new investment opportunities, structuring of transactions, portfolio asset management as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments across the renewable energy and digital infrastructure sectors. Zaahid is also responsible for leading the valuations across the IDEAS Fund. 

Prior to joining AIIM, Zaahid spent 13 years at Deloitte, most recently as an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team where he focused on Valuations & Financial Modelling for project finance transactions.

Zaahid has been involved in the SA REIPPP program since its inception and has subsequently been involved in every bid submission round and financial close round thereafter.

Zaahid holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA Charter holder

ZIZILE NDZIBA

ZIZILE NDZIBA

Investment Principal
B.Com (Hons) (Financial Accounting), CA (SA), CFA Level 2

Zizile joined AIIM in 2017 and is involved in all aspects of the transaction process, from origination to transaction execution and asset management focusing primarily on Southern and East Africa.


Zizile has worked on transactions across multiple sectors including Energy (geothermal power and renewable energy), Ports & Logistics and Telecommunications (fibre and towers). Recent investments include: the USD100m acquisition of The Logistics Group, an integrated ports & logistics operator in Southern Africa, a USD130m funding round for Eastcastle Infrastructure, a build-to-suit towers operator in the DRC and Nigeria and a USD90m investment in MetroFibre Networx, a fibre connectivity provider in South Africa.


Zizile represents AIIM as a Director on the boards of The Logistics Group, MetroFibre Networx and African Ports & Corridors Holdings


Prior to joining AIIM, Zizile completed her CA (SA)’s articles at Old Mutual Limited.


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 2016 and has also completed CFA level 2.

ANYABABA IKEM

ANYABABA IKEM

Investment Principal
BEng (Hons) Elec, M.Sc, M.Sc.

Anyababa joined AIIM in 2019. He drives the execution of transactions and management of AIIM’s assets primarily in Anglophone West Africa. He has been instrumental in the expansion of AIIM’s operational footprint in the commercial & industrial (C&I) energy services sector across the continent.

In particular, Anyababa guided the entry of Starsight, one of AIIM’s energy services portfolio companies into markets in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

Anyababa has performed a key role in AIIM’s entry into the cold storage logistics value chain with three anchor acquisitions in South Africa.

Prior to 2019, Anyababa spent six years at energy giant BP. His experience at BP spanned a variety of engineering roles in projects and operations in Azerbaijan, the North Sea and the UK. Anyababa is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council. He is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and has completed his CFA level 1 exam

AKIN AKIN-TAYLOR

AKIN AKIN-TAYLOR

Investment Principal
B.Sc. Economics, M.Sc. Finance & Economics, CFA

Akin joined AIIM in 2015 and is involved in all aspects of the transaction process, from origination to transaction execution and asset management, primarily in West Africa.

He has worked on transactions across multiple sectors including energy (thermal power, midstream energy and renewable energy) and telecommunications (towers and data centres)

Prior to joining AIIM, Akin worked as an Economic Research Analyst at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited in Nigeria.

Akin holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Lagos and a Master of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

TANIA SWANEPOEL

TANIA SWANEPOEL

Head of ESG
BSc Geology (Hons), BSc Eng Geo (Hons)

As Head of ESG, Tania leads the ESG practice, determines and drives the strategy and works to increase the ability of the business to execute on ESG and Impact aspects and activities. Since joining OMAI in 2018, she has played an active role in the integration of ESG and impact investing practices into investment decision making, analyzing ESG risks and unlocking opportunities across our portfolios. Tania supports asset managers and portfolio company management teams in executing on ESG performance and maximising positive impacts. 

Tania has been a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA), Umoya Energy Wind Farm and Cookhouse Wind Farm and serves on the social and ethics sub-committees of several companies.

She has over 25 years of ESG experience and prior to joining AIIM, she was a Principal Consultant at Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and served on the Board of Directors at ERM Southern Africa for six years. Her experience in the impact assessment and planning, due diligence and contaminated land arenas provides her with a strong technical background in broad environmental, social, health and safety (ESHS) best practises in the renewable energy, power utilities, oil and gas, mining, industrial and transport sectors.

She holds a B.Sc. Hons (Engineering & Environmental Geology) degree from the University of Pretoria and a B.Sc. Hons (Geology & Geohydrology) degree from the University of the Western Cape and is a Registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr. Sci. Nat).

SYLVIE AMANI

SYLVIE AMANI

ESG Advisor
MSc (Hons), MSc, EMBA

Sylvie joined AIIM in 2021 and is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities across all aspects of the transaction execution and asset management of AIIM’s asset portfolio within the Pan African region. Prior to joining AIIM, she was the Environmental Social Manager at EDF responsible for all the Environmental and Social aspects of EDF’s projects.

Throughout her career of over 10 years as an Environmental and Social professional, Sylvie has worked on many diverse environmental projects and within various multidisciplinary teams of which she has often been leading. This has given her the knowledge and experience in working with several standards such as IFC performance standards, AfDB operational safeguards, World Bank's New Environmental and Social Framework, Equator Principles, World Bank EHS Guidelines, and current ISO standards (14001, 9001, 45001).

Her responsibilities within these teams have allowed her, among other things, to have a suitable mastery of the framework international legislation on the environment as well as that of the requirements of lenders (WB, IFC, AfDB, EIB, FDA).

Sylvie sits on the board of SEGAP and AERCO, a portfolio company of SEGAP, the operator of three airports in the Congo Republic. She also serves as chair and member, on the ESG committees for several companies of various sectors, in the AIIM Portfolio.

Sylvie holds an Executive MBA in Energy & Green Transition from OMNES Education and a Master II in CSR and Sustainable Development from Universite de Haute Alsace. She also holds a Diploma (Advanced Studies) in Environmental Science & Management from the University of Nangui Abrogoua and a Masters in Quality, Safety & Environment, from IAQT.

REINETT MOGOTSHI

REINETT MOGOTSHI

ESG Advisor
BSc (Hons): Environmental Analysis and Management, Post Graduate Diploma, Environmental Management

Reinett joined AIIM in 2022 and is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities across all aspects of the transaction execution and asset management of AIIM’s asset portfolio within the Pan African region. Prior to joining AIIM, she was a Senior Environmental Consultant at SLR Consulting responsible for undertaking the Environmental and Social Risk Assessments for projects in multiple sectors.


Reinett has 8 years’ experience as an Environmental and Social professional and has worked on multiple environmental projects within the renewable energy, oil and gas, telecommunication and mining sectors in South Africa and other African countries. This has given her the knowledge and experience in working with the local laws and several standards such as IFC performance standards, AfDB operational safeguards and the Equator Principles.


Her responsibilities have allowed her, among other things, to have a suitable mastery of the local and international legislation on the environment as well as that of the requirements of lenders such as the World Bank group (including the International Finance Corporation) and the African Development Bank (“AfDB”).


Reinett holds Honours in Environmental Management and Analysis from the University of Pretoria and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from the Stellenbosch University.

DAVID BAUDAINS

DAVID BAUDAINS

ESG Advisor
BSc (Hons): Environmental and Geographical Science (Geographic Information Systems)

David joined AIIM in 2023 and is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities across all aspects of the transaction execution and asset management of AIIM’s asset portfolio within the Pan African region. Prior to joining AIIM, David worked for TEPM, an engineering company focussed on process efficiency and decarbonisation, and as a contract technical advisor to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, assisting with the development of carbon budget allocation methodologies and regulations.

David is a climate change and energy specialist. He has 18 years’ experience in decarbonisation, energy efficiency, climate change and climate finance advisory and has worked with companies in the mining, cement, automotive, manufacturing, FMCG and finance sectors. He has also worked in the public sector, providing technical support for the development of climate change mitigation regulation and policy in the South African context. He has extensive experience in corporate sustainability, most specifically environmental performance assurance and due diligence (both vendor and acquisition). 

David gained a strong grounding in project management and an intimate understanding of large-scale engineering projects over the course of five years as a site-based brownfields project manager to the automotive sector. This included site management of annual equipment upgrades (equipment strip-out, installation and commissioning).

He has worked in Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Germany and the United States.

David holds Honours in Environmental and Geographical Science with a specialisation in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.

ROSS WENTZEL

ROSS WENTZEL

FINANCE MANAGER
BBusSC (Hons), PGDA

Ross joined AIIM in 2023 and is responsible for financial performance and reporting for the various AIIM funds under management. He has oversight of the delivery of the financial fund accounting function in the organisation and carries overall responsibility for the preparation and quality of financial accounts and maintenance of financial records for the fund accounting function within the business.


Prior to joining AIIM, Ross worked at Sanlam Investments (alternative investments division) as Fund Controller and before that as Associate Director (private equity department) at JTC Group.


Ross completed his BBusSc (Hons) and PGDA at UCT. He is a qualified chartered accountant under SAICA.

JASON SEWANYANA

JASON SEWANYANA

SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR
BA, LLB, LLM (Commercial Law), Diploma (Insolvency Law)

Jason is a senior legal advisor at Old Mutual Alternative Investments and is a dedicated legal resource to the AIIM business.

Jason is responsible for advising the AIIM business and its various project company boards on various legal aspects which includes drafting and settling various commercial agreements, legal structuring advice, providing various legal opinions, interpreting agreements and legislation, assisting with setting up new funds, assisting asset managers during Investment Committee meetings, advising Investment Committees and asset managers, due diligence, managing litigation matters and assistance with risk mitigation strategy.

Jason was previously a senior associate at Bowmans Attorneys and a senior legal advisor in the Old Mutual Investment Group advising the development impact funds team, Futuregrowth Asset Management, Old Mutual Specialised Finance team and Marriot. He has experience in general corporate and commercial work, banking and finance, property finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and structuring, corporate governance, litigation, insolvency (liquidation, business rescue) and risk management.

Jason has worked on numerous infrastructure projects within African jurisdictions including Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Uganda. He has also assisted with setting up new funds in the project finance space.

Jason has a BA (Legal Theory and Psychology) and an LLB from Rhodes University, a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town and an Insolvency Law Diploma from the University of Pretoria. He was admitted attorney of the High Court in 2006.

MSINDI MASETLE

MSINDI MASETLE

Tax Advisor
B-Tech Finance, LLB, H-Dip (Tax Law), Adv Dip (International Tax)

Msindi joined AIIM in 2021 as a senior in-house Tax Advisor to the wider AIIM business and is responsible for all tax-related matters including: investment structuring, international and domestic tax advisory, fund tax compliance, M&A and tax due diligence lead. Msindi also provides advice on global shifts in tax climate, including BEPS, MLI implementations, and changes to domestic law in key jurisdictions affecting key assets.

Prior to joining AIIM, Msindi spent two years at KPMG and over ten years at PwC (which includes a two-year secondment in their New York office). His most recent role was an Associate Director in the Corporate International Tax team, where he specialised in international tax structuring and consulting across industries and various countries. He has in-depth experience in exchange control, tax accounting, cross-border restructurings, tax due diligence, tax planning and compliance.

Msindi holds a bachelor's degree in Financial Information Systems, a LLB, a Higher Diploma in Tax and an Advance Diploma in International Tax

LEBOGANG PHOLOBA

LEBOGANG PHOLOBA

Investment Manager
B.Com (Hons)

Lebogang joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments (“OMAI”) in 2013 and subsequently transitioned to AIIM in 2015.  Lebogang is responsible for analysing new investment opportunities, structuring of transactions as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments, with a primary focus on the IDEAS Fund.

In 2020 Lebogang was involved in the acquisition funding of one of South Africa’s leading local IPPs, the transaction is said to be a significant milestone which has contributed to increased local participation and empowerment in the renewable energy industry.

In 2018, Lebogang was a key member of the team that achieved financial close and subsequent construction of two wind farms that were bid under the fourth bidding window of the South African Government’s REIPPP Program. Lebogang was also a member of the transaction team in 2015 that executed the IDEAS fund’s investment into a holding company that has a majority shareholding in Noupoort Wind Farm, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.

Lebogang is a Director of Rubicept (Pty) Ltd, Oakleaf Investment Holdings 79 (Pty) Ltd, Firefly Investments 253 (Pty) Ltd and Lower Maguduza Hydro Power Scheme (Pty) Ltd.  

Lebogang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of Johannesburg.

ARNOLD ATTOUNGBRE

ARNOLD ATTOUNGBRE

Investment Manager
B.Com (Hons), Masters in International Finance

Arnold joined AIIM in 2017 and supports the Pan-African investment team across all aspects of transaction origination and execution, with French language skills being of particular importance in supporting deals execution in Francophone-Africa. He was a member of the transactions team executing AIIM managed fund investment into SEGAP, an airport holding company with an established portfolio of airport investments across West and Central Africa. Arnold sits on the board of AERCO, a portfolio company of SEGAP, the operator of 3 airports in the Congo Republic.

Before joining AIIM, 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, he worked on various transactions as a member of the Debt Optimization and Distribution division.

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 Cote ‘Ivoire (in partnership with Paris Est. University).

MPHO MUTLOANE

MPHO MUTLOANE

Investment Manager
B.Bus.Sci (Finance and Accounting), PGDA (Accounting), CA (SA)

Mpho joined AIIM as an Investment Manager in 2022 focusing on the IDEAS fund. Mpho is responsible for analysing new investment opportunities, structuring of transactions as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments.

Prior to joining AIIM, Mpho worked as an Investment Executive at Metier Private Equity managing their Sustainable Capital PE Fund which is a pan-African renewable energy, waste and water infrastructure fund.

Mpho also worked at Fieldstone which focused on African infrastructure advisory. Mpho served his articles at FirstRand on the CA training programme which included rotations across various areas of the corporate and investment bank.

Mpho holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. Mpho qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2016

MARIO VAN ROOYEN

MARIO VAN ROOYEN

Investment Manager
CA (SA); B.Acc (Hons)

Mario is responsible for the development and structuring of AIIM’s managed funds, international fundraising activities and strategic initiatives.

Mario joined AIIM in 2016 as a Finance Manager where he was primarily responsible for the finance, compliance, and governance operating environment. His role extended to providing technical guidance to the investment professionals from transaction execution to asset management as well as capital raising and fund structuring activities.

Mario serves as a director on several AIIM managed General Partner and investment holding entities.

Prior to joining AIIM, Mario was a Senior Audit Manager at Baker Tilly Greenwoods where he was exposed to various sectors such as Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Software Development and Manufacturing. He also completed a secondment in New York in the USA, focussing on Hedge Funds.

Mario holds a Post-Graduate Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Stellenbosch. Mario qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013.

IRANGA MUKENDI

IRANGA MUKENDI

Investment Manager
BSc. Chemical Engineering

Iranga joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2022 and progressed to Investment Manager in 2023. She forms part of the Pan-African investment team and is involved in financial analysis and valuations, conducting research and assisting in due diligence work across the full investment process in respect of AIIF4.

She also assists in asset management activities for portfolio companies of the Fund.

Prior to joining AIIM, Iranga worked as an investment banking analyst at Renaissance Capital which provides advisory services to clients across Africa.

Iranga holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

SUMAYA AZIZ

SUMAYA AZIZ

Investment Manager
BCom (Hons) Investment Management

Sumaya joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2022 and progressed to Investment Manager in 2023. She forms part of the SADC investment team involved in structuring equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the fund portfolios.

Sumaya began her career at Citi where she spent six years in CIB. After a short stint at Oasis Asset Management, Sumaya moved to Mergence Investment Managers where she spent four years working on infrastructure debt and equity transactions.

Sumaya holds a bachelor’s degree in Investment Management from the University of Pretoria.

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

Investment Associate
B.AccSc, CA(SA)

Ramadimetja joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst in 2019 as part of the SADC investment team. Ramadimetja transitioned to the Pan African team in September 2022 and is involved in analysing equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the fund portfolios.

She sits on the boards of the Eland, Nyala and Tshepong renewable energy projects.

Prior to joining AIIM, Ramadimetja served her articles at Discovery Limited and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017.

Ramadimetja holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Witwatersrand.

OLAYINKA ADEBAYO

OLAYINKA ADEBAYO

Investment Associate
M.Sc Environmental Physiology

Olayinka joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2022. She forms part of the Pan-African investment team and is involved in financial analysis and valuations, conducting research and assisting in due diligence work across the full
investment process in respect of AIIF4.


She also assists in asset management activities for portfolio companies of the Fund.


Prior to joining AIIM, Olayinka spent four years working as a Transaction Advisory consultant with PwC Nigeria providing financial advisory services to corporates and Development Financial Institutions.


Olayinka holds a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Physiology and Environmental Physiology respectively from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and is a CFA Level 3 Candidate.

TAHIR MULLAJEE

TAHIR MULLAJEE

Investment Associate
CA (SA), CAIA

Tahir joined AIIM as an Investment Associate. He is part of the IDEAS Investment Team and is involved in financial analysis and valuations, conducting research and assisting in due diligence work across the full investment process in respect of the IDEAS Fund.

He also assists in the asset management activities for portfolio companies within the IDEAS Fund.

Prior to joining AIIM, Tahir was part of RMB/ the FirstRand Group where he fulfilled roles in Finance, Capital Management, Asset Management/Structuring and most recently Credit.

Tahir holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has also obtained the Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst designation.

ASTOU SIMAGA

ASTOU SIMAGA

Investment Associate
BBA Finance, MSc Banking and Finance

Astou joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2023. She supports the Pan-African investment team across the full investment lifecycle and holds responsibilities in transaction origination and deal execution, with a particular focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan African markets. She also assists in asset management activities for portfolio companies.

Prior to joining AIIM, Astou worked at Senegal’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (FONSIS) were she helped execute several transactions, primarily across energy, agribusiness, healthcare and pharma sectors.

Prior to FONSIS, she worked as a junior deal team member at AFIG Funds, a growth and expansion private equity fund manager targeting investments in West, Central and East Africa.

Astou started her career in 2015 as an Investment Analyst intern at Teranga Capital, the first SGB-focused impact fund in Senegal and The Gambia.

Astou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Master of Science in Banking and Finance, both from IAM Business School (Senegal).

KAGISO MONYAI

KAGISO MONYAI

Investment Associate
BSc, CFA

Kagiso joined AIIM in 2023 as an Investment Associate focusing
on the IDEAS Fund. Kagiso’s role includes driving the
valuations process for the fund, as well as the execution,
realisation and performance monitoring of investments across
all infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining AIIM, Kagiso worked as a Senior Consultant at
CAPIC in the Project Finance and Modelling division where he
focused on Financial Modelling for project finance transactions,
focusing on renewable energy.

Kagiso has been involved in several rounds of the South
African REIPPP program and private C&I renewable energy
projects.

Kagiso holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University
of Johannesburg and is a CFA charter holder.

MUHAMMAD PATEL

MUHAMMAD PATEL

Investment Associate
MEng Bsc (Eng)

Muhammad joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2023. He forms part of the SADC investment team involved in structuring equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the fund portfolios.


Prior to joining AIIM, Muhammad worked at Nedbank CIB, primarily looking at project-financed infrastructure deals in Southern and West Africa. In addition, he spent eight years working across multi-national engineering and management consultancies in South Africa.


Muhammad holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch and a Bachelor’s from Wits University.

TSHEGOFATSO SEKGWELE

TSHEGOFATSO SEKGWELE

Investment Associate
B.Sc. (Actuarial Sciences), Mphil (Developmen Finance), CFA®

Tshego joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2023. She forms part of the SADC investment team involved in structuring equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the fund portfolios.


Prior to joining AIIM, Tshego was part of Sanlam where she fulfilled various roles. Most recently, she was part of the infrastructure debt team responsible for origination, deal screening and asset management of infrastructure assets.


Tshego holds a BSc in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics from the University of Pretoria, a PGDiP in Development Finance (Cum Laude), an MPhil in Development Finance (Cum Laude) both from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is a CFA® Charterholder.

KATHERINE BALL

KATHERINE BALL

Investment Associate
BCom (Politics, Philosophy & Economics), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Administration)

Katherine joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2023. She forms part of the Strategic Initiatives team involved in new business initiatives, the development and structuring of AIIM’s managed funds and international and local fundraising activities.

Prior to joining AIIM, Katherine was a member of Ethos Private Equity where she was part of the Investor Relations team and the Large Equity Funds team. Her role covered new fundraising initiatives, investor relationship management and supporting the investment deal teams. Katherine started her career in management consulting at Agis Strategy, where she gained experience across five countries and eight sectors.

Katherine holds a BCom in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Business Administration from Wits Business School, where she was on the Deans Merit List.

SUSAN WAITHAKA

SUSAN WAITHAKA

Investment Analyst
M.Sc, BCom Finance

Susan joined AIIM as an Investment Intern in 2020 and was later promoted to Investment Analyst. Susan supports the Pan-African team from deal origination stage to execution and asset management for existing assets in East Africa.

Prior to joining AIIM, Susan worked as a Finance and Fund Administrator Assistant at Amana Capital, a Kenyan fund manager. Susan mainly assisted with the accounting functions of the firm, administration of the money market and pension funds as well as business development. Susan was also part of the SGR Project Management team as a Project Accounting Intern.

Susan holds a master’s degree from the University of Exeter, UK and has successfully completed CFA Level 1 and 13 ACCA papers.

LEONARDO DOOLOOA

LEONARDO DOOLOOA

Investment Analyst
B.Bus.Sci (Hons)

Leonardo joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst Intern in 2021 and was later promoted to Investment Analyst. Leonardo forms part of the Pan-African investment team and is involved in financial analysis and valuations, conducting research, and assisting in due diligence work across the full investment process in respect of AIIF4.

Leonardo holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours degree from the University of Cape Town.

ERICA KIKUNZE

ERICA KIKUNZE

Investment Analyst
B.Eng.(Hons)

Erica joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst Intern in 2022 and was later promoted to Investment Analyst. Erica forms part of the Pan-African investment team and is involved in financial analysis and valuations, conducting research, and assisting in due diligence work across the full investment process in respect of AIIF4.

Prior to joining AIIM, Erica worked as a BESS Analyst (Battery Energy Storage Systems) at Enerstore Africa, where she assisted with market research focused on East Africa and data analysis functions. In 2020, she was also selected for the McKinsey Women Achievement Award

Erica holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree in Electrical Power Systems from the African Leadership University in Mauritius.