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Tanzania

SEAN CAREY
Associate Director

Sean is responsible for certain new and existing investments across the AgDevCo portfolio. Sean joined AgDevCo’s London office from an alternative investment business, focusing on renewable energy, infrastructure and other real asset investments. Sean previously worked for Ernst & Young focussing on multinational mining, renewable energy and oil & gas engagements in various countries. Sean grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science degree specialising in finance and management and is also a chartered accountant (CA).

 

Joined AgDevCo: 2014
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Mohamedali Habib
Analyst

Mohamedali is part of the Tanzanian team as an Analyst. Prior to joining AgDevCo, he worked for PwC Tanzania as an Audit Associate, gathering experience in various industries including financial services (insurance and banking), telecommunications, logistics and mining. Mohamedali is an ACCA Affiliate, and also obtained his Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He will be sitting for his CFA Level 3 exam in June 2018.

Joined AgDevCo: 2018
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Peter James
Senior Investment Manager

Peter has 12 years of experience in the investment and banking sector and has worked in both the private and public sectors. Since 2015, Peter has lead AgDevCo’s infrastructure and renewable energy platform which seeks to create sustainable agribusiness by providing infrastructure and energy solutions. Prior to joining AgDevCo, Peter worked with CPCS Transcom for 3 years where he held Key Expert Financial positions on a variety of projects in infrastructure sectors such as energy, rail, marine and transport. At Export Development Canada, he led the management of an extractives A/R portfolio of more than USD $1.5 Billion in exposure through the global financial downturn.

 

His management resulted in no material losses, despite continuous debtor restructurings and insolvency scenarios. He then worked as a Senior Associate completing syndicate and bilateral loan facilities totalling more than USD $100 Million for EDC. During the years 2005 – 2009, Peter held progressive roles at the Bank of Nova Scotia in commercial banking. He has led and participated in transactions and trade meetings throughout Africa, Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. Peter holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and completed a “Renewable Energy Expert Certificate” by European Energy Centre in 2015.

Joined AgDevCo: 2015
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NICK JONES
Associate Director

Nick is responsible for managing all current and potential Tanzanian investments and oversees the country team and office. Nick’s career started in the Corporate Finance Execution team at BNP Paribas, where he gained experience across many industries and geographies. He moved to a fund and asset management business, focused on sustainable investments, including the development of forestry and agroforestry investment vehicles. He also helped launch an Impact Investment and advisory business, specialising in renewable energy, housing and agriculture in the UK and developing markets. Nick graduated from the University of Bath with a 1st class Honours degree in Business Administration.

Joined AgDevCo: 2012
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FLORA MMBANDO
Finance Officer

Flora provides administrative and financial support to all Tanzanian projects and manages general office administration. Flora brings to AgDevCo Tanzania over 22 years of public and private sector experience in finance and office administration. This includes supporting farmers at a grassroots level through USAID and other international NGO programmes in Tanzania. In addition to several Finance and Administration training courses in Tanzania, Flora has undertaken a tour of learning in the USA and an exposure visit to Israel.

Joined AgDevCo: 2014
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Ndaki Mpanda
FInancial Accountant

Ndaki is the Financial Accountant for Tanzania office. He brings to AgDevCo five years of experience attained from construction and agricultural sectors. Prior to joining AgDevCo, Ndaki worked as an area Africa’s project accountant for BAM International bv and later as the  finance and administration officer for Njombe Out-growers Services Co. Ltd (NOSC) , a subsidiary of The Wood Foundation-Africa implementing a project to assist tea small-holder farmers and the Tanzanian tea sector in general. Ndaki holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce majoring in accountancy and finance, from University of Madras of India and he is currently pursuing a professional qualification in accountancy (CPA).

Joined AgDevCo: September 2016
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