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Paul Owers, General Counsel Partner, ACTIS

Paul Owers says; “I was introduced to Africa almost by accident and encountered an environment where the norm was to challenge the status quo.” Paul Owers joined Actis when it was established in 2004 and is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal matters. He has over 20 years’ experience […]

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Funke Okubadejo, Real Estate Director, ACTIS

Funke Okubadejo says; “Actis’ commitment to strengthening ESG practices runs deep. It’s not just a nice tag line or something we pay lip service to, it’s a daily responsibility. And making a difference to the lives of ordinary citizens through sustainable investment is something that brings me considerable satisfaction.” Funke […]

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Shami Nissan, Head of Responsible Investment, ACTIS

Shami Nissan says; “We have repeatedly seen that investing responsibly creates businesses that are better able to manage ESG risks and opportunities; they are more resilient, more innovative, more able to deliver societal benefits – and ultimately more valuable as a result.” With over 15 years’ experience in responsible investment, […]

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Andrew Newington, Chief Operating Officer, ACTIS

Andrew Newington says; “Over time, Actis has played a significant role in encouraging investment into the world’s highest growth markets, and is now one of the largest direct investors in energy, real estate and private equity across Africa, Asia and Latin America. This is a unique history and one of […]

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Adrian Mucalov, Energy Director, ACTIS

Adrian Mucalov says; “I consider the opportunity to work in growth markets to be deeply fulfilling; Actis contributes to true economic development, including the provision of electricity to countries with historic scarcity through the Energy fund. Bringing together the private sector, government and communities to support world class power projects […]

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Shomik Mukherjee, Partner, ACTIS

Shomik Mukherjee says; “Growth markets can be messy and chaotic. However, hidden within the chaos is the opportunity to create tremendous value. Peeling the onion and spotting an opportunity where others see chaos is a unique feeling – a bit like being a pioneering explorer.” Finding the Indian onions worth […]

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Jake McConnell, Energy Director, ACTIS

Jake McConnell says; “Successfully developing, constructing and operating power assets is fundamental to a country’s economic growth. Governments, families and businesses need reliable power supplies to flourish. Actis manages this aspect extremely well.” A six-year service in the US Navy and a stint with the Coastal Corporation allowed Jake to […]

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Viraj Mahadevia, Healthcare Director, ACTIS

Viraj Mahadevia says; “Actis has an enviable track record of investing in its markets. It has been on the ground longer than most, learnt lessons on do’s and don’ts and established itself as the premier growth markets private equity firm.” Viraj grew up in India and although he moved to […]