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 Co-Managing Director in August 2020 and has more than 16 years of corporate finance and infrastructure equity investing experience across European and African markets.

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

Over the last decade, after founding the Nigerian office for AIIM, he was responsible for originating, executing and managing more than USD500m of equity invested in the digital infrastructure, power, renewables, midstream and transportation space across Africa.  This included the co-development, construction and successful exit of the Azura power project in Nigeria, the first project financed power deal to close in Nigeria in 20 years. He has served on several portfolio company boards, including Lekki Toll Road, Azura Power, Starsight Power Utilities, Tema LNG, Accugas, Savannah Uquo Gas Limited, and as a Board Observer at IHS Towers. Sola serves as a Director on the AIIM Board and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Business Review Group of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.

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 primarily private equity client base.

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.

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 27 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 joined AIIM in 2014 and is responsible for origination, structuring, execution and management of infrastructure investments for AIIM managed funds.

Ed is currently progressing a number of digital infrastructure opportunities in the fibre, data centre and telecom towers sectors together with leading AIIM’s efforts to establish a pan-African ports and logistics platform.  He recently completed a ZAR1.0 billion investment by AIIM managed funds in MetroFibre Networx, a fibre network operator based in South Africa and the acquisition of a majority interest in a Tier IV data centre in Ghana.  Prior to this, he led the acquisition of a majority stake in DSM Corridor Group, the establishment of the Central African Corridor Company and the realization of AIIM fund interests in major South African toll roads.

Before 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 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 MetroFibre Networx, Onix Data Centres, African Ports & Corridors Holdings, DSM Corridor Group, Central African Corridor Company and the Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway.

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 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 LPG, 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.

Moritz holds a B.Sc degree from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany (EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht).

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.

HELEN TREGURTHA

HELEN TREGURTHA

Investment Director
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. 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 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.

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.

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 responsible for performance monitoring 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, renewable energy and mid-stream gas.  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, N3TC, TRAC and Bakwena. Chanine is also a Director of Umoya Energy Wind Farm, REISA Solar PV Farm and Cookhouse Wind Farm.

Chanine holds a B. Com degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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, with a primary focus on the IDEAS Fund. She also manages PPP Investments within the 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 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.

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 a Certificate in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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 investment opportunities, structuring of transactions as well as the execution, realisation and performance monitoring of investments across various asset sectors. Zaahid is also involved in the valuations and financial models across the portfolio.

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

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.

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.  She 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. Tania supports asset managers and portfolio company management teams in executing on ESG performance and maximising positive impacts.  Tania is a director of Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA) and serves on the social and ethics sub-committees of several renewable energy companies in the IDEAS Fund.

Tania has over 20 years of environmental management 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 practice in the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, power utilities, industrial and transport sectors.  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, ILO Core Standards as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

SYLVIE AMANI

SYLVIE AMANI

ESG Advisor
M.Sc (Quality, Safety & Environment), Diploma, Environmental Science & Management

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, hydropower sustainability tools (IHA) 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 of Ivorian 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), the African Development Bank (“AfDB”), the European Union (“EU”) and the Francophone Development Agency. In practical terms, this involves being the focal point for lenders, implementing the ESG action plans of said lenders for the financial examination of projects, also carrying out administrative and technical compliance reviews during ESG audits and other technical controls during project implementation.

Sylvie holds a Masters in Quality, Safety & Environment, from IAQT and a Diploma (Advanced Studies) in Environmental Science & Management from the University of Nangui Abrogoua. She is currently working towards her Executive MBA in Energy & Green Transition from the French Institute of Management.

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, 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 Higher Diploma in Tax and an Advance Diploma in International Tax.

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.

FEYISHOLA AKINDES

FEYISHOLA AKINDES

Investment Manager
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.

Shola represents the AIIM funds as a Non-Executive Director on the board Albatros Energy Mali, a 90MW thermal power plant located in Kayes, in North-west of Mali.

Shola holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Paris Panthéon-Assas University.

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.

AKINSEHINWA AKIN-TAYLOR

AKINSEHINWA AKIN-TAYLOR

Investment Manager
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, primarily in West Africa.

He was a member of the transaction team executing AIIM Funds’ investments into Tema LNG Terminal, Uquo Integrated Gas Business, Amandi IPP and Starsight Energy. Akin is also responsible for asset management of a number of portfolio companies spanning from energy to telecommunications infrastructure sectors.

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.

ZIZILE NDZIBA

ZIZILE NDZIBA

Investment Manager
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 asset portfolio for the AIIM and IDEAS Funds. 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.

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.

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).

ANYABABA IKEM

ANYABABA IKEM

Investment Manager
BEng (Hons) Elec, MSc. Power Systems, MSc. Sustainable Energy

Anyababa joined AIIM in 2019 and supports the origination and execution of transactions primarily in Anglophone West Africa.

He initially joined on an internship where he focused on building the continental footprint of Starsight, AIIM’s commercial & industrial solar and energy efficiency portfolio company.

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.

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.

Asanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg. She also holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation from the Witwatersand Business School.

FUNDISWA NKUTA

FUNDISWA NKUTA

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

Fundiswa joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst in 2019 and was promoted to Investment Associate in 2020. 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.

Fundiswa served her articles at Nedbank, South Africa on a rotational training programme across various investment banking, risk & finance divisions as well as a secondment to Old Mutual Asset Management in Boston, USA.

Fundiswa holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Finance and Accounting and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. Fundiswa qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017.

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

RAMADIMETJA CHUENE

Investment Analyst
B.AccSc, CA(SA)

Ramadimetja joined AIIM as an Investment Analyst in 2019. Ramadimetja forms part of the 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, Orionis, REISA, Cookhouse, Sethekgo, Imvelo, Rainprop and Cookhouse.

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.

THANDISWA MBUSI

THANDISWA MBUSI

Investment Analyst
BCom Acc, PGDA

As part of the SADC team, she acts as a support for the investment team, playing a key role in the valuations process and ongoing analysis and monitoring financial, operational and ESG performance for existing assets in the fund portfolio.

Prior to joining AIIM, Thandiswa completed her CA (SA) articles at Old Mutual as part of the Old Mutual CA Training Programme (OMCAT). Her past rotations include Personal Finance (Finance Team) where she did management reporting and budgeting, Development Impact Funds within Old Mutual Alternative Investments, Group Tax Advisory, Group Financial Reporting and Internal Audit in Old Mutual Finance.

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.

ABI DAVID-OLUSA

ABI DAVID-OLUSA

Investment Analyst
B.Sc. (Accounting)

Abi joined AIIM as an Investment Intern in December 2019 and was later promoted to Investment Analyst. Abi supports the Pan African investment team in performing financial analysis and valuations, conducting research and assisting in due diligence work across the investment process with primary focus in Anglophone West Africa.

Prior to joining AIIM, Abi worked as an Investment Intern at Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF).

Abi holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University.