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 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 is Managing Director at Northleaf Capital, a global private equity and infrastructure manager. David was previously Managing Director at Bain Capital Credit.
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.
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.
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.
Andie is an experienced human rights professional with 25 years of senior management experience including over 15 years working in and on East Africa. Recently back in the UK after five years living in Uganda, she is now working as an independent consultant. She has an MA from Edinburgh University.
Richard founded and ran an FCA authorised investment firm, raising $4m of venture capital, investing over $2bn into private equity transactions. Previously worked as an investment banker and management consultant. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from University of Oxford. He has a long standing interest in Africa having studied at the University of Cape Town, and been a trustee of a Rwanda focused charity.
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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.
Guy co-founded Purdie Pascoe in 2008, a market research agency specialising in healthcare. He started his career at Deloitte Consulting. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Oxford.