INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS

JURIE SWART

JURIE SWART

CEO
B.Sc Eng (Civil), B.Com, CA(SA)

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 CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM Investment Committees, namely AIIF2, AIIF3 and the IDEAS Fund.

In his capacity as CEO of AIIM, which houses the infrastructure capability of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (“OMAI”), Jurie is an Exco member of OMAI.

He has held directorships in various portfolio companies, amongst others, TRAC as Chairman, N3TC, Bakwena, Lekki, Matola Gas Company, G10 (which holds an ACSA shareholding), Bloemfontein Private Prison and various Renewable Energy project companies. He is also a Director of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Jurie joined Old Mutual Investment Group as an equity analyst in 1999 before joining the infrastructure team, and in 2000 held the position of Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund, thereafter he was appointed Head of Infrastructure and Development Assets in 2007.

DEAN HORTON

DEAN HORTON

COO
CA(SA), B.Acc, B.Com

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 3 South African toll road concessionaires; namely Bakwena, N3TC and TRAC. He is also a Director for Apollo Advisors as well as various GP fund and investment holding entities.

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 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 was subsequently appointed as CFO of FibreCo Telecommunications in 2012, where he was responsible for the finance function, together with the raising of funding for the company’s network expansion.   

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.

ROMAIN PY

ROMAIN PY

Head of Investments
M.Sc International Economics, M.Sc Corporate Finance

Romain joined AIIM in 2014 and is responsible for leading AIIM’s Pan-African investment business, notably AIIF3.

Romain has 20 years’ experience in infrastructure with a proven track-record in originating, structuring and executing investments in developed and emerging markets.

Prior to joining AIIM, he worked for JPMorgan, HSBC and Société Générale. Romain represents AIIM as a Director on the boards of African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group, SEGAP, Albatros Energy Mali, BBOXX and AIIM Hydroneo.

OLUSOLA LAWSON

OLUSOLA LAWSON

Investment Director
B.Sc Economics (Hons), PGDip Law

Olusola is Head of West Africa based in Lagos where he is responsible for AIIM’s activities in the region, focusing on transaction and business development across Anglophone countries. Olusola joined AIIM in 2011 and founded the Lagos office. He has played a leading role across origination, investments, asset management and exits, including originating and leading AIIM funds’ investment (and subsequent follow-ons) into several situations across the power, energy and digital infrastructure space, notably: IHS Towers (pan-Africa platform), Azura-Edo IPP and subsequent exit, Amandi Energy Limited, Starsight Power Utility Limited, Uquo Integrated Gas and Proton Energy. He was also involved in the early negotiation of AIIM funds’ investment into Cenpower Generation Company.

He is a Director of Starsight Power Generation, a board observer at IHS Towers and was formerly a Director at Azura-Edo and Lekki Concession Company prior to their respective exits.    

Previously he was an Investment Manager in Macquarie Group’s European Infrastructure Funds team in London, where he worked on a number of European infrastructure transactions in a principal capacity, and played a key role in portfolio company management, primarily 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.

PAUL FRANKISH

PAUL FRANKISH

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

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.

SEAN FRIEND

SEAN FRIEND

Investment Director
B.Sc, M.Sc, CFA Charterholder

Sean is the Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund, which invests in infrastructure and development assets 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. As Co-Portfolio Manager, Sean has been responsible for the IDEAS Fund’s overall management since 2008 and over this period he has overseen the fund becoming the largest equity investor to date in South African infrastructure and South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (“REIPPP”) programme. The fund has substantial equity interests in 17 operational projects and 9 projects in construction. During this period, the IDEAS Fund has grown its fund assets from ZAR2.0 billion to approximately ZAR14.5 billion, including successfully raising in excess of ZAR2.5 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 ZAR3.0 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.

VUYO NTOI

VUYO NTOI

Investment Director
B.Com (Hons), M.Sc, MBA

Vuyo is the Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Fund, which invests in infrastructure and development assets in the SADC region. In this role, he is primarily responsible for the post-acquisition management of the fund’s more than 30 investments.

Vuyo joined AIIM in 2003 and has been involved in the management of AIIM’s funds since joining the team, with responsibility 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 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 is currently a Director of Umoya Energy Wind Farm, Cenpower Generation Company Limited, G10 Investments and Rainprop.  He is also a Trustee of the Africa Infrastructure Developers Association (AFiDA) and a board member of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA).

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.

ASHWIN WEST

ASHWIN WEST

Investment Director
B.Sc (Hons), MBA, Pr Sci Nat

Ashwin joined AIIM in 2010 and is responsible for originating deals, analysing, assessing, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments with the Pan-African investment team.

Ashwin has worked on infrastructure finance deals in the transport, thermal energy and renewable energy sectors, as well as assisting in the management of existing assets. Most recently, Ashwin led investment of AIIM Fund’s into BBOXX Kenya, Rwanda and DRC, one of the leading solar home system operators in East Africa, as well as Albatros Energy Mali power station, the first IPP in Mali. 

Other notable transactions include AIIM Hydroneo, a hydropower development platform; Cenpower IPP power project in Tema Ghana; Cookhouse Wind Farm in South Africa and REISA SA Solar PV investment, also in South Africa.

Ashwin represents the AIIM funds as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of BBOXX Rwanda, BBOXX DRC, Beyond Energy Investments, Albatros Energy Mali, AIIF3 Clean Energy and Mercury Power.

Prior to joining AIIM, Ashwin spent eight years with Aurecon, a consulting engineering firm, providing project development services and support to project sponsors in the 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.

ED STUMPF

ED STUMPF

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

Ed joined AIIM in 2014 as an Investment Director in the Pan African investment team 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 represents AIIM as a director on the boards of African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group Limited and Cenpower Generation Company Limited.

MITESH PEMA

MITESH PEMA

Investment Director
B.Com, H. Dip. Acc, CA(SA)

Mitesh is responsible for origination and execution of infrastructure investments in the SADC investment team focusing on the IDEAS Fund. Mitesh 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 Fund.

Mitesh currently serves as a Director of the Lesedi, Letstatsi, Herbert, and Greefspan solar PV projects as well as the Bloemfontein Private Prison.

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 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 REIPPP Programme.

More recently Mitesh was seconded to Old Mutual Colombia to establish a private equity fund targeting investments within the Colombian infrastructure sector.

MORITZ BREICKMANN

MORITZ BREICKMANN

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.

Moritz’s experience spans a range of infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on energy and utilities, airports and digital infrastructure. Moritz was amongst others involved in the due diligence and structuring of the REISA Solar PV and Umoya Energy Wind Farm investments in South Africa as well as the acquisition, development and sale of the Kipeto Wind Farm in Kenya.

More recently he led the acquisition of a 50% stake in pan-African airport operator SEGAP, where he is a Director on the board and responsible for assessing investment opportunities.

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.

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 and N3TC.  Previously he was also represented AIIM fund’s investment in 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.

CHANINE WILLIAMS

CHANINE WILLIAMS

Investment Principal
B.Com, CA(SA)

Chanine was seconded to AIIM after an initial period as a trainee analyst at Old Mutual Investment Group in 2009. Chanine is responsible for optimizing and managing a portfolio of assets through her strategic contribution on the board and various sub-committees on which she serves. Chanine is also responsible for performance monitoring, strategic engagement and valuation of the existing asset portfolio under AIIM’s management.

Her role extends to the development and implementation of various strategic initiatives, including fund and portfolio strategies, secondary transactions and asset value enhancement strategies, including refinancing, asset restructuring and asset disposals.

Chanine was involved in the acquisition of a majority equity interest in a mature toll road in South Africa in 2010, and subsequently executed an equity optimisation initiative for this investment. Her transaction experience includes several infrastructure sectors including transport and renewable energy. 

In 2016, Chanine was a key member of the team responsible for the implementation of the sale of material interests in the three privately-concessioned toll roads in Southern Africa by one of AIIM’s oldest funds. Following this, she has lead the exit of two further funds within the AIIM stable. Chanine was also a key member of the fundraising and execution team for African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2.

Chanine is a lead asset manager and Director of Scatec Solar Kalkbult, Simacel 155 Solar Park, TRAC and Bakwena. Chanine is also a Director of Umoya Energy Wind Farm and REISA Solar PV Farm.

DAMILOLA AGBAJE

DAMILOLA AGBAJE

Investment Principal
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 Power Utility Limited, Amandi Energy Limited, IHS Towers and Azura-Edo IPP.

Damilola sits on the board of Starsight Power Utility 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 and prior to this Damilola interned with Renaissance Capital and Goldman Sachs’ investment banking divisions.

HELEN TREGURTHA

HELEN TREGURTHA

Investment Principal
B.Soc.Sc (Hons), CA (UK)

Helen joined AIIM in 2013 and is responsible for analysing and assessing investment opportunities, as well as the execution, performance monitoring and realisation of investments within the SADC investment team.

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. 

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 totaling 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 to successfully bid for the Umoya Energy Windfarm into round one of South Africa’s REIPPP Programme.

MATHAPELO MALAO

MATHAPELO MALAO

Investment Principal
B.Bus.Sc (Finance) MBA

Mathapelo joined AIIM in 2017 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 within the SADC investment team, with a primary focus on the IDEAS 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 various different infrastructure related projects advising both project sponsors as well as Government.

Mathapelo has also worked for Kagiso Trust Investments, within its Infrastructure and Project Finance team where she advised on PPP projects as well as conventional project financing structures.

THOR CORRY

THOR CORRY

Investment Principal
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 SADC investment team, with a focus on the IDEAS Fund.

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 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 Southern Africa.

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.

SECHABA SELEMELA

SECHABA SELEMELA

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

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 SADC 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.

DEAN ALBOROUGH

DEAN ALBOROUGH

Head of ESG
MSc (Environmental Science), PrSciNat, CEAP

Dean is the Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) at Old Mutual Alternative Investments (“OMAI”), responsible for OMAI's ESG and Impact Investing practice. Dean ensures the implementation of all the ESG practices including Impact Investing activities throughout the investment lifecycle, and manages ESG systems and performance of AIIM’s assets. 

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. 

His specialist experience includes work in the power (renewables and thermal), oil and gas, mining and ports and logistics sectors, undertaking the full range of integrated environmental management processes, including Screening Studies, Due Diligence, Environmental and Socio-economic Impact Assessments (ESIAs) with a key role in project management.

His role also includes ongoing research, assessing climate change, coordinating and integrating specialist findings, checking compliance and standardization with assessment methodology, and compliance with international standards.

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.

Prior to joining AIIM, Dean was a Senior Consultant within Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Southern Africa.

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.

CHEIKH DIEDHIOU

CHEIKH DIEDHIOU

ESG Advisor
MSc (Environmental Sciences), BSc (Environmental Engineering)

Cheikh joined AIIM in 2017. Based in Abidjan, Cheikh is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities across all aspects of the transactions execution and asset management of AIIM’s asset portfolio within West Africa and Francophone Africa infrastructure investments.

Prior to joining AIIM, 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.

TANIA SWANEPOEL

TANIA SWANEPOEL

ESG Advisor
B.Sc Hons (Engineering & Environmental Geology, Geohydrology, Maths)

Tania joined AIIM in 2018 and is responsible for undertaking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities across all aspects of the transactions execution and asset management of AIIM’s asset portfolio within the SADC region.

Prior to joining AIIM, she was a Principal Consultant in Environmental Resources Management’s (ERM) and served on the Board of Directors at ERM Southern Africa for six years. 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 in the South African REIPPP Programme includes clients such as Mainstream, AES, G7, Solar Reserve, Solaire Direct, Biotherm Energy and Texforce.

MICHAEL DE BLIQUY

MICHAEL DE BLIQUY

Tax Advisor
B.Com (Acc), M.Phil (Tax Law), CAIA

Michael joined AIIM in 2013 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.

Michael also provides advice on global shifts in tax climate, including BEPS, MLI implementations, and changes to domestic law in key jurisdictions affecting key assets.

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.

Prior to joining AIIM, 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.

JOHN KIMOTHO

JOHN KIMOTHO

Investment Manager
B.Sc Actuarial Science (Honours)

John joined AIIM in 2016. Based in Nairobi, John supports the Pan-African investment team across all aspects of transaction execution and asset management in East Africa.

John was recently a member of the transaction team executing AIIM Fund’s investments into BBOXX Kenya, Rwanda and DRC. John is also responsible for asset management of a number of portfolio companies, including the Pan-African ports and corridors platform that has a majority stake in DSM Corridor Group, a as well as a majority stake in Central African Corridor Company (“CACC”).

John is a Director of Beyond Energy, BBOXX Kenya Ltd and BBOXX DRC. John is also an Alternative Director for CACC.

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 Quantum Power, an industrial investment platform focusing on power, energy, natural resources and related infrastructure. He was involved in deal sourcing, deal structuring, project development, funding optimization as well as in the development of an investment strategy.

AKINSEHINWA AKIN-TAYLOR

AKINSEHINWA AKIN-TAYLOR

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

Akin joined AIIM in 2015 and supports the origination and execution of transactions within the Pan-African investment team, primarily in West Africa, through assessing and executing investment opportunities.

He was a member of the transaction team executing AIIM Funds’ investments into Amandi Energy Limited, Starsight Power Utility Limited and Proton Energy. 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.

 

ARNOLD ATTOUNGBRE

ARNOLD ATTOUNGBRE

Investment Associate
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 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.

Prior to 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, as a member of the Debt Optimization and Distribution division he worked on a variety of transactions.

ASANDA TSHAMBULA

ASANDA TSHAMBULA

Investment Associate
B.com (Hons), M.M

Asanda joined AIIM as an Investment Associate in 2019 and is responsible for supporting AIIM’s strategic initiatives related to capital raising and fund structuring. 

Prior to joining AIIM, Asanda worked for the Technology Innovation Agency responsible for commercialising technology innovations in the energy sector. Her remit involved managing a portfolio of innovations to create fundable businesses by providing due diligence support, financial restructuring, facilitating funder relationships to secure additional funding and managing investment exits. Prior to this Asanada worked at SA Taxi Finance as a financial modelling analyst and Merchantec Capital as an investment analyst in mergers and acquisitions.

FEYISHOLA AKINDES

FEYISHOLA AKINDES

Investment Associate
M.Sc Finance

Feyishola (“Shola”) joined AIIM in 2018 and supports the Pan-African investment team through the process of evaluating investment opportunities and transaction execution across various sectors. Based in Abidjan, he has a strong focus on French-speaking Francophone African countries. 

Prior to joining, Shola was an Associate at Fieldstone based in London where he supported the team on structuring various projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and focused on financial modelling as well as M&A for power projects.

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.

LEBOGANG PHOLOBA

LEBOGANG PHOLOBA

Investment Associate
B.Com (Hons)

Lebogang joined Old Mutual Alternative Investments (“OMAI”) in 2013 and subsequently transitioned to AIIM in 2015.  Lebogang supports the SADC team in analyzing and recommendation of equity investment opportunities in infrastructure assets as well as the ongoing management of existing investments in the IDEAS Fund portfolio.

Most recently in 2018 Lebogang was involved in the financial close of two wind farms in the fourth bidding window under the South African Government’s REIPPP Program. Lebogang was also a member of the transaction team 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.  

Prior to joining 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.

SANTOSH NAIDOO

SANTOSH NAIDOO

Investment Associate
B.Com (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management

Santosh joined AIIM in 2015 and provides support to transactions in the Pan African investment team 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.

YANMO OMOROGBE

YANMO OMOROGBE

Investment Associate
Chemical Engineering (MEng)

Yanmo joined AIIM in 2017 and supports the origination and execution of transactions within the Pan-African investment team, primarily in West Africa, through assessing and executing investment opportunities.

Yanmo was a member of the transactions team executing AIIM managed fund investment into Starsight Power Utility Limited.

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.

ZIZILE NDZIBA

ZIZILE NDZIBA

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

Zizile joined AIIM in 2017 as an Investment Analyst to support the asset management team, where she was responsible for the valuation and performance monitoring of the existing AIIM asset portfolio.

She has been involved in renewable energy transactions and portfolio management activities across wind, solar and mini-hydro assets. In January 2019 Zizile was promoted to Investment Associate and moved to support the Pan-African investment team with originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects across the region.

Zizile serves as a non-executive Director on the boards of Herbert Greefspan, Aurora and Vredendal Solar Plants, G10 (ACSA) and is alternative Director on Sethego (office accommodation PPP).

Prior to joining AIIM, Zizile completed her CA (SA)’s 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.

FUNDISWA NKUTA

FUNDISWA NKUTA

Investment Analyst
B.BusSci (Finance & Accounting), PGDA (Accounting), CA (SA)

Fundiswa joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst in 2019. Fundiswa supports the Pan-African investment team in performing financial analysis and valuations, conducting research and assisting in due diligence work across the full investment process in respect of AIIF3.

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

Prior to joining AIIM, Fundiswa worked as an M&A analyst at Rothschild & Co (South Africa) which provides advisory services to large and mid-sized corporations across various industries, private equity firms, families, entrepreneurs and governments.

Fundiswa mainly advised on sell-side mandates, strategic reviews as well as BEE and IPO advisory within the petrochemicals, mining services and agriculture sectors.

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

Investment Analyst
B.AccSc, CA(SA)

Ramadimetja joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst in 2019. Ramadimetja forms part of SADC investment team 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 G10 and Orionis.