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Grace Mugabe Claims She is Already President
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Grace Mugabe Claims She is Already President

Grace Mugabe Zimbabwean First Lady has reportedly told the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league that she is already the president, as she “plans and does everything with President Robert Mugabe”. According to NewsDay, Mashonaland West Zanu-PF women’s league chairperson Angeline Muchemeyi said that Grace told them that there was no […]

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Eduardo Bozo, Director Energy, ACTIS

Eduardo Bozo says; “From helping build a regional wind power generation business in three Central American countries, to investments in Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa, I can’t think of another business that gives the opportunity to work in such exciting places, generating returns responsibly and making a real impact upon […]

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Ron Bell, Head of Operations, ACTIS

Ron Bell saya; “I learnt early in my career that risk and opportunity represented two sides of the same coin: satisfaction comes from building robust management of the former, to enable the latter space to grow.” Ron Bell began his career at J Rothschild holdings PLC (now St James Capital […]

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Nelson Bechara, Value Creation Manager, ACTIS

Nelson Bechara says; “Businesses in growth markets are hungry for added-value capital – that is exactly what Actis can provide.” Born in Brazil, Nelson is an engineer by training. His appetite for problem solving, combined with his years in leadership positions as a management consultant and executive, make him a […]

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Lou Baran, Chief HR Officer, ACTIS

Lou Baran says; “I like to focus on things that make a material difference to the performance of the business and the engagement of our people.” Lou had always travelled in Asia – starting out in Pakistan and Nepal but when she first moved to Asia for work, she imagined […]

Morsi Gets Life Sentence Overturned
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Morsi Gets Life Sentence Overturned

Egypt’s Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed M0rsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas. The court last week overturned a death sentence against M0rsi in a separate case, […]

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Beatriz Amary, Consumer Sector, ACTIS

Beatriz Amary says; “I first worked in private equity as an intern in the 1990s, and I fell in love with the industry – its constant challenges and great learning opportunities. I was attracted to Actis because of the ‘think global, act local’ philosophy – being a global fund but […]

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Carlos Aguiar, Financial Service, ACTIS

Carlos Aguiar says; “Actis has established a strong local presence in Brazil and built a team with whom I empathised right from the start. We share the same values, which define the ‘Actis way’ of doing business: looking for opportunities to create long-term value and make a positive impact.” Carlos […]

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Sanjiv Aggarwal, Energy Sector, ACTIS

Sanjiv Aggarwal says; “I joined Actis because it shares my belief that the Indian energy sector holds significant investing opportunities. And the company’s track record showed that it was consistently committed to its markets.” Sanjiv has built a career spanning two decades, riding the ups and downs of the Indian […]