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Managing Director

Chris is one of AgDevCo’s founding directors. He has been working on development finance issues in Africa for the past 15 years, including two extended periods living overseas. Chris’ experience includes working in infrastructure project development at InfraCo Africa, as an economic adviser for the UK’s Department for International Development and as an adviser and speechwriter to the Minister of Finance in the Namibian government. His career started as a corporate finance specialist with Arthur Andersen in London, after completing the prestigious Arthur Andersen scholarship programme. Chris has economics degrees from University College, Oxford (BA Hons) and the London School of Economics (MSc) and holds an advanced qualification in investment appraisal. His responsibilities at AgDevCo include being the senior investment director responsible for East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya) and West Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Senegal).  

Other current positions: Chris is a member of AgDevCo’s Board and Executive Committee. He also holds a number of board positions in AgDevCo’s subsidiary and investee companies.

Joined AgDevCo: 2009
Investment Manager

James is an Investment Manager for the Rwanda and Uganda portfolios. He has four years’ experience in deal execution, portfolio management and investment modelling in a Sub-Saharan African context, in particular East Africa. James holds a MSc in Investments from Birmingham Business School, were he researched responsible investments and renewable energy. He also holds a BSc in Economics with German from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Joined AgDevCo: 2014
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