Delivering on the promise: managing portfolio companies and creating value

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Delivering on the promise: managing portfolio companies and creating value

Delivering on the promise: managing portfolio companies and creating value

About the speakers
  • Albert Alsina
    Albert Alsina
    Founder & CEO at Mediterrania Capital Partners
    Albert Alsina has more than 30 years of international experience in multinational settings where he held several General Management executive positions at global and European levels in the USA, UK, Brazil, Germany, Zimbabwe, Spain and Malta. He has also held Board positions in many African, Asian and South American companies. In 2013, Albert founded Mediterrania Capital Partners, which today manages MC II, MC III and MC IV funds. Nowadays Albert is Chairman of all Mediterrania’s Investment Committees and a Board member of several portfolio companies of the three funds. Albert currently sits on the Board of Directors of AVCA.
  • Luc Rigouzzo
    Luc Rigouzzo
    Managing Partner at Amethis
    Luc Rigouzzo has over 30 years of experience in investing in emerging market companies. Prior to co-founding Amethis, Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO of Proparco, the French Development Financial Institution specialized in long-term sustainable investments to the private sector in emerging countries. He redefined the company's strategy by focusing on infrastructure and financial services in Africa, capital investments for SMEs in the Mediterranean and renewable energy in Asia. He designed and successfully achieved with his team an ambitious 5-year business plan that transformed Proparco into a leading institution in its sector: including the launching of a 300 million Euro capital increase of the company in May 2008, the achievement of a very strong growth of the company and results, while controlling the risks. In the meantime, the company has put in place a development, social and environmental impact assessment tools to all its operations.
  • Chumani Kula
    Chumani Kula
    Co-Head at Old Mutual Private Equity
    Chumani is the co-Head of Old Mutual Private Equity (OMPE), overseeing the investment process, strategic direction and operational running of the business. Since joining Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI) in 2007, he has been involved in the full suite of private equity functions, from deal origination to implementation, investment management, and exit. Chumani joined Old Mutual Private Equity as an Analyst, coming out of the Old Mutual TOPP Programme. He has 16 years of experience in private equity investments. He is also the founding Chairman of Fun Learning for Youth, a non-profit organisation providing academic support to high school learners from disadvantaged communities to enable them to gain entry into university. Chumani has degrees in business science and accounting and is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He serves on the boards of Actom, Morecorp, Medhold, Footgear, Chill Beverages Holdings and Holdsport.
  • Jamie Hollins
    Jamie Hollins
    Principal at Helios Investment Partners
    Jamie Hollins is a Principal on the investment team at Helios investment partners, one of the largest African focused private Investment firms with nearly $4billion under management. Jamie has 22 years of relevant professional experience. He joined Helios in April 2020 having previously worked for the firm as a consultant. Prior to that he was a founder and CEO at Growth Capital Partners in South Africa where he originated and executed private equity transactions in SME businesses. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance at African Merchant Bank in Johannesburg, having started his career at KPMG. Mr Hollins is a Chartered Accountant, having received a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Originally from South Africa, he is a UK citizen.
  • Labi Williams
    Labi Williams
    Managing Director & Partner at Kuramo Capital Management
    Labi is a Partner at Kuramo Capital Management, a New York headquartered alternative assets manager investing across Africa and sits on the Investment Committee of the firm. Previously, Labi was the Head of Client Coverage and Origination for Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria, where he led the Leveraged Finance and Debt Financing Group and served on both the Executive and Credit Committee for the Bank. He was also a Principal with Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where he served on special secondment working directly for the Chief Investment Officer. He has also worked in leveraged finance, corporate finance and structured finance at Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia), Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan. Labi holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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