Valentine is an entrepreneur in Southern Africa, specialising in private equity and local private sector development and attracting local and foreign investment into Africa. Valentine worked previously for CDC/Actis in London and Lusaka, specialising in deal origination throughout Southern Africa and portfolio management in Zambia and Malawi. He was also Chief Executive Officer at the Zambia Privatisation Agency. Valentine is a UK qualified Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Valentine holds several board positions in Zambia, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom and is Chairman of Zambian Breweries, MTN (Zambia) Limited and ALBIDON (Zambia) Limited. He also has an investment portfolio in the financial, mining and agriculture sectors.