Health is wealth

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Health is wealth

Health is wealth

About the speakers
  • Chenelle Ansah
    Chenelle Ansah
    Managing Partner at LightPace VC
    Passionate about the intersectionality between Diversity, Fintech and Climate Change. Investing across Europe & Africa. Chenelle is one of the leading black female investors in Venture Capital in the UK. An emerging fund manager and managing partner of LightPace VC, an early-stage Venture Capital Fund focused on advancing People and the Planet. She has worked in Financial Services for 16+ years and has spent the last 10 years working at the intersection of Fintech and Diversity. A Partner at Cornerstone Partners (the UK's first black-owned investment firm), Chairwoman of the Investment Committee and Board Advisor at Crisis Venture Studio. A two-time awardee of Innovate Finance’s Standout Women in Fintech on Innovate UK’s Fintech Power list 2022 & 2021. Featured in Forbes, The Sunday Times, BBC news and BBC Radio 4, Chenelle is often at the forefront of discussions pertaining to creating access to capital and inclusion. She has been instrumental in influencing Government policy to create better opportunities for SMEs and Diverse founders.
  • Zachary Fond
    Zachary Fond
    Partner & COO at Alta Semper
    Zachary Fond is a Partner and COO at Alta Semper Capital, one of the most active investors in the healthcare sector across the African continent. Zachary has been investing / advising in the healthcare, consumer and technology sectors across developing and developed markets for over 15 years. During his career, he has invested in market-leading businesses in Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, and Angola as well as several more developed markets and regions. Prior to joining at Alta Semper Capital in 2016, Zachary worked as a Senior Associate with Emerging Capital Partners based out of Nairobi. Earlier in his career, he was an investment professional with SABMiller. Zachary started his career working in M&A for Goldman Sachs and UBS in Johannesburg and New York. Zachary has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sewu-Steve Tawia
    Sewu-Steve Tawia
    Managing Partner at [email protected]
    Sewu-Steve Tawia is a finance leader with over 20 years of experience in impact investing, development & blended finance, strategy consulting, angel investing and venture capital/private equity funds and fund of funds in Europe and Africa. As an emerging or frontier technologies for investing expert, he is currently Managing Partner at Jaza Rift Ventures, a leading $50m seed fund backing innovative and resilient healthtech, medtech and biotech startups founders across Africa. Sewu-Steve is an alumnus of London Business School (UK), Audencia Business School (France), and has an executive leadership certificate in social entrepreneurship (EPSE) from Stanford GSB (USA). He holds a number of professional charters: including CDFP (Digital Finance), CAIA (Alternative Investments), CIFE (Islamic Finance), Prince 2 (Project Management) and Toastmasters (public speaking). He’s a speaker, advisor (NED, IC), coach and mentor to various local and international organisations., his is also a JKA Karate Shotokan (3rd Dan) and Kizomba instructor.

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