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.
Zom joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments as the Head of the Impact Funds team in 2018. He is responsible for executing the business unit’s long-term strategy while taking into account OMAI’s ambition to expand its African footprint. Impact Funds manages assets used to fund affordable housing, access to quality education and promoting SMME businesses.
Over the last 3 years, Zom has been the Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual West Africa where he has led the current early stage roll out of the Old Mutual brand and client solutions in the retail and corporate markets in Ghana and Nigeria. In this role, he has also been central to the strengthening and growth of Old Mutual strategic bancassurance partnership with Ecobank.
Prior to this, Zom worked for Old Mutual Zimbabwe which he joined in 1999 and he spent the majority of his time in the asset management business whose portfolio included Listed Equities, Interest Bearing Assets, Property and Private Equity. His experience also includes property management and property development projects covering various sectors. Prior to joining Old Mutual, Zom worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
Ed joined AIIM in 2014 as an Investment Director responsible for origination and execution of infrastructure investments across the African continent. He is currently spearheading AIIM’s efforts to develop a pan-African ports and corridors platform, and recently completed the acquisition of a majority stake in DSM Corridor Group, Tanzania – a specialist cargo handler in the Port of Dar Es Salaam. In 2016, he oversaw the sale of material interests in three privately-concessioned toll roads in Southern Africa by one of AIIM’s funds.
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 assignments in transportation, telecoms, O&G and power infrastructure in a number of emerging markets. He was previously employed by Deloitte as a consulting Actuary to a number of European financial services groups.
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). Ed represents AIIM as a director on the boards of African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group Limited and Cenpower Generation Company Limited.
Mitesh is responsible for origination and execution of infrastructure investments focusing on the IDEAS Managed Fund. Mitesh’s role includes originating potential deals, analysing, assessing, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities, as well as the execution thereof. He is also responsible for the asset management of portfolio companies across various asset sectors including renewable energy, transport, and social infrastructure. Mitesh has over ten years’ experience within the industry, having previously worked for PwC’s Corporate Finance Advisory practice where he advised both public and private sector entities on the financing of large scale infrastructure projects. Mitesh was also the General Manager of the 93MW Sishen Solar Facility and the 138MW Gouda Wind Energy Facility. Prior to is his current role within AIIM, Mitesh was involved in the structuring and capital raising of AIIF2 up to first close and then focused on leading the execution of AIIF2’s early investments into projects such as those within South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (“REIPPP”) programme. More recently Mitesh was seconded to Old Mutual Colombia to establish a private equity fund targeting investments within the Colombian infrastructure sector. Mitesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a higher diploma in Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand and is a Chartered Accountant in South Africa.
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.
Moritz’s experience spans a range of infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on energy and utilities, and more recently airports. 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 100MW Kipeto wind farm in Kenya.
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-Winkel, Germany (EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vuyo is the Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund, and is responsible for overseeing AIIM’s activities within the SADC region.
Vuyo joined AIIM in 2003 and has been involved in the management of AIIM’s funds for over a decade, 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 Concession 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 Umoya Energy and Cenpower Generation Company Limited and is also a Trustee of the Africa Infrastructure Developers Association (AFiDA).
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, an M.Sc from the University of Oxford and an MBA from IESE Business School.
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 the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice in AIIM, providing oversight across AIIM’s activities in transactions and asset management.
Dean has experience in oil and gas, mining, ports and logistics, transport and renewables sectors undertaking Environmental and Social (ES) Screening, Environmental and Socio-economic Impact Assessments (ESIAs), ES Due Diligence and Risk Assessment and ES Management Systems (ESMS). Dean has experience and working knowledge of various international standards including UNPRI, Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, IFC and World Bank EHS Guidelines, International Labor Organization, King IV among others. Dean also has working knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Dean plays an active role in ensuring the integration of the ESG practice into investment decision making, analyzing ESG risks and opportunities and developing the ESG roadmap for assets. Dean supports asset managers and portfolio company management teams in executing on ESG performance.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2015, Dean was a senior consultant within Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Southern Africa.
Dean holds an MSc in Environmental Science, a BSc in Zoology and Environmental and Geographical Science and BSc Honours in Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town. Dean is a Certified Environmental Assessment Practitioner (CEAP), a Registered Principal Natural Scientist (PrSciNat) and a member of the GIB Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience (SuRe) Standard Stakeholder Council.
Dean is currently a Director for REISA Solar PV Farm in South Africa and Chairperson for the Social and Ethics Committee, while also being a member of other ESG board subcommittees throughout Africa.
Tania has over 20 years of broad based environmental experience. Prior to joining AIIM, she has been a Principal Consultant in Environmental Resources Management’s (ERM). She has served on the Board of Directors at ERM Southern Africa since January 2012. Her years of experience in both 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 practice combined with a keen understanding of the regulatory framework in South Africa. Her experience spans environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), environmental management programmes (EMPs), stakeholder engagement (public participation), environmental site investigations, risk assessments and due diligence, remedial system implementation and monitoring, groundwater monitoring, geotechnical investigations, and rural water supply & sanitation studies.
She has a strong working knowledge of international standards and guidelines on identifying and managing ESG issues including the Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, IFC EHS Guidelines, UNPRI and ILO Core Standards.
Tania has managed projects for a number of public and private sector clients, in the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, power utilities, industrial and transport sectors. Her experience with renewable energy projects (wind and solar) in the REIPPP in South Africa includes clients such as Mainstream, AES, G7, Solar Reserve, Solaire Direct, Biotherm Energy and Texforce.
Cheikh is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities in transactions due diligence and asset management of AIIM’s assets.
Prior to joining AIIM in 2017, Cheikh was a senior consultant within Earth Systems, an international consultancy firm specialized in environmental, water and sustainability services. Working from the Earth Systems’ Dakar-based West Africa Regional Office, Cheikh gained significant experience in environmental and social impact assessment and management in West African countries, across numerous projects in different sectors. Sectors of experience include mining, infrastructure and agriculture. Through involvement and inputs at different stages of a project’s lifecycle, from planning and design to monitoring and auditing, Cheikh has extensive experience in considering environmental and social risks in the context of national regulations, best practice and international standards including Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines. Before joining Earth Systems, Cheikh worked with Senegalese national consultancy firms specialized in environmental impact assessment, water resources management and climate change in West Africa.
Cheikh holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement (ISE) of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (Senegal), an MSc in Wetlands Management from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Hassan II University of Casablanca (Morocco).
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, Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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. Michael holds the CAIA designation and has achieved various post graduate courses on advanced international tax.
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.
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.
Mathapelo Malao joined AIIM in 2017 as an Investment Principal and is responsible for origination of deals, analysing and assessing investment opportunities, structuring of transactions as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments, with a primary focus on the IDEAS managed fund.
Prior to joining AIIM, she was the Senior Manager Commercial and Dispute Management at the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) where she led the financial workstream for the Additional Rolling Stock Transaction and was also responsible for some of the commercial and contractual arrangements pertaining to the Gautrain Project. Prior to her involvement at the GMA, she was a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Unit where she worked on a number of different infrastructure related projects advising both project sponsors as well as Government.
Mathapelo has also worked for Kagiso Trust Investment working within its Infrastructure and Project Finance team where she advised on PPP projects as well as conventional project financing structures.
Mathapelo holds a B.Bus.Sc (Finance Honours) from the University of Cape Town; MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School as well as Certificate in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
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.
Thor joined AIIM in November 2012 and is responsible for the management of existing renewable energy assets for the AIIM funds and IDEAS Managed Fund and for the realisation of investment companies.
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.
His infrastructure investment experience includes transactions, asset management, workouts, and exits in Independent Power Producer (IPP) transactions, across wind, mini-hydro and solar PV technologies. He is an AIIM-fund nominated director of a number of wind and hydro IPP assets in South Africa and Kenya.
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 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 degree 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.Sc. Economics; M.Sc. Finance & Economics; CFA Charterholder
Akin joined AIIM in 2015 and supports the investment team through the process of evaluating investment opportunities and transaction execution. He was a member of the transaction team executing AIIM funds’ investments into Amandi IPP in Ghana and Starsight Power Utility Limited in Nigeria. In addition to this, Akin is also responsible for asset management of a number of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining AIIM, Akin worked as an Economic Research Analyst at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited in Nigeria. Akin holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Lagos and M.Sc. in Finance and Economics from the University of Durham in the UK. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
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).
Feyishola (Shola) is involved in structuring and execution of infrastructure investments in Africa. He supports the investment team across various sectors and all aspects of the transactions from deal sourcing, investment appraisal, transaction execution to investments portfolio monitoring. Based in Abidjan, he has a strong focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan African countries.
Prior to joining the team, Shola was Associate at Fieldstone based in London where he supported on structuring various projects in Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on financial modelling for financing or M&A and working on power projects from an early stage of development. He has also worked as a Project finance Consultant at KPMG in Paris where he was involved in financial advisory mandates for public and private sector clients on infrastructure projects in France, Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Shola is native from Benin and holds a master's degree in finance from Paris Panthéon-Assas University.
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.
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.
Yanmo joined AIIM in 2017 and supports the origination and execution of transactions, primarily in West Africa, through assessing and executing investment opportunities. Yanmo also provides regional support across all aspects of the business.
Prior to joining AIIM, Yanmo worked in the office of the Nigerian Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, where she assisted in the performance monitoring of key infrastructure projects across the country.
Yanmo has a Masters of Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.
B.Com (Hons) (Financial Accounting), CA (SA), CFA Level 2
Zizile joined AIIM in 2017 as an Investment Analyst to support the investment team, specifically in the management of the portfolio of existing assets. She has been involved in renewable energy transactions and portfolio management activities across wind, solar and mini-hydro assets.
Zizile served her articles as part of the Old Mutual CA Training Programme where she held a number of positions in various departments throughout the Group, including AIIM, Old Mutual Specialised Finance and Old Mutual Wealth. 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. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2016 and has completed CFA Level 2.