Gustavo Burnier
Gustavo has been helping shape industries and companies through digital since 1999, when he helped found and was the CMO of Despegar.com which IPO'ed in Sept 2017.  He has an MBA from INSEAD, and lives in sunny London.

Joanna Nicholas - Country Director
Joanna is a management consultant and advisor.to entrepreneurs and businesses in Rwanda, where she also runs an adventure tourism company.  Joanna previously worked for Celerant Consulting across Europe and as a Strategy Consultant for boutique firms in London.

Warren Campbell
Warren is an entrepreneur, active angel investor and advisor to a number of start-ups in Sweden and internationally. Warren is the founder of Vireo Energy AB, an international renewables business, where he was CEO 2010-2015, and before that a partner at McKinsey and Company.

David Ross
David is Managing Director at Northleaf Capital, a global private equity and infrastructure manager. David was previously Managing Director at Bain Capital Credit.

​​​Pierre Heinrichs

Pierre is currently a director at CDPQ. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Helios Investment Partners, the largest sub-Saharan private equity fund, where he sat on the Board of Telkom Kenya and the Nigerian payment business Interswitch. Previously, he was a Principal at Bain Capital PE in London


Board

Tim King

Tim is Executive Vice President Production at Svensk Filmindustri. Tim has six years experience from East and West Africa, working with agricultural based businesses and previously worked at McKinsey & Company.


Advisors

Michael Kaplan
Michael is the founder of Belltown Power, a leading manager of renewable energy investment platforms. Michael previously worked at Albion Ventures LLP, The Boston Consulting Group and Widewine Technologies.

Gustaf Lindberg 
Gustaf is founding Partner at OPX Partners, a Nordic management consulting firm focusing on private equity and portfolio company development. Gustaf previously worked with business development at Nestle HQ, and in various management roles at SEB and Sandvik.

Hanna Fanning - Executive Director
Hanna has been working with entrepreneurs in Rwanda since 2012, building and developing various entrepreneurial initiatives. Hanna's has a background as a commercial lawyer, with leading law firms in Sweden and the UK.

Michael Berg
Michael is CEO of Envirotainer AB, the leading provider of international cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Michael has previously held various CEO positions in international companies. He is also Chairman of the Board for Baby Bjorn, MedCap, Stille, and C2G.

Richard Ellis 

Richard is a partner and founder of Amiri Capital, a finance and investment business. Richard previously worked at Morgan Stanley, LLoyds Strategic Ventures and LEK Consulting.

Impact investments in East Africa