Building Africa - Infra case studies

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Building Africa - Infra case studies

Building Africa - Infra case studies

About the speakers
  • Zain Laher
    Zain Laher
    Director at Kleoss Capital
    “Zain is a Founding Partner of Kleoss Capital, a South African mid-market private equity fund manager. Kleoss Capital is currently raising its second fund, Kleoss Fund II and is targeting a total fund size of R1 billion, having already raised more than 60% of the total target. Zain is a seasoned private equity professional and prior to founding Kleoss Capital, he was at Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) between 2006-2012. ECP is one of the largest and longest-established private equity fund managers focused on Africa, with over$3.2billion in capital raised. Zain began his career in investment banking at Standard Bank in 2001 and was based in its London and Johannesburg offices.”
  • Frederico Van Wyk
    Frederico Van Wyk
    CIO at Eos Capital
    Frederico has a 13-year track record in banking, finance, and investments, with five years of experience in agricultural processing and retail. With a career spanning various sectors, he understands the complexities of managing assets and the capital structures underpinning these assets. Frederico currently serves on the boards of portfolio assets, expanding his strategic insight into the functioning and impact of the broader economy on these companies.
  • Jobalo Oshikanlu
    Jobalo Oshikanlu
    Executive Director, Legal & Investments at ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment
    Jobalo Oshikanlu is currently Executive Director, Legal & Investments at ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited, a private equity firm that is a major player in infrastructure in West Africa. ARM-Harith invests in sustainable infrastructure which supports economic growth and development in Nigeria and West Africa, and is committed to making a positive impact on local communities and the economies in which it invests. Jobalo Oshikanlu is a commercial lawyer of 25 years with a focus on infrastructure finance and development, and has extensive experience in public-private partnerships, including having been in his early years as a legal practitioner a key member of the team that drafted the first-ever PPP infrastructure legislation in Nigeria (enacted into Lagos laws in November 2004). He is considerably experienced in infrastructure, having been key in leading the delivery of landmark, precedent-setting projects in West Africa, and continues to hold board-level roles in entities within the energy and transport sectors. Jobalo Oshikanlu is a member of the Nigerian Bar and an Alumnus of Cranfield UK where he obtained an award in Business & Leadership.

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