Mr. Damian Dolland holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering with Distinction and Cum Laude; he has Minor in Chemistry from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. His career spans over 19 years in the Investment banking sector. Damian started his career with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, New York as a Summer Analyst, Asset-backed Securities.
Between 2000 and 2009, he was Executive Director, Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, Johannesburg, South Africa where he built Morgan Stanley’s Sub-Sahara Africa ex-SA Investment Banking Platform, which was awarded Best Foreign Investment Bank in Africa 2008 by EMEA Finance.
He was also a Managing Partner in Fidelis Advisory Partners, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was responsible for client management, business development, transaction execution and management of day to day operations and staff. He was also Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking: Sub-Saharan Africa, J.P. Morgan between 2010 and 2012.
He is presently the founder and Director of Darisami International Consultancy based in Port Louis Mauritius where he is involved in financial advisory and investments focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean specialising in Mergers & Acquisition, Debt & Equity financing and Real Estate. The Central Bank of Nigeria approved his appointment to the Board on November 24, 2015.