Paul Kavuma

Director and Head,  East Africa Private Equity - Actis

Membership:  Class of 2008 (2nd Liberation)

Paul has recently established an investment management company that focus on mid-market growth capital investments in Eastern Africa. Previously, Paul was a Director and Head of East Africa Private Equity at Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity investor with USD8billion of funds under management, where he has managed several major investments across diverse sectors, including financial services, real estate, horticulture and infrastructure. Prior to joining Actis in 2003, Paul spent four years with HSBC Investment Bank in Johannesburg and London, where as an Associate Director he was responsible for originating and executing African corporate finance and advisory activities.

Previously a senior consultant focusing on emerging markets in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Privatisation Unit in Washington and as project officer for East African Development Bank in Uganda, Paul has advised on various high profile transactions. He also founded, operated and, after five years, exited a food and beverage, retail and family entertainment business in Miami, Florida. Paul earned a BA (Engineering and Economics) from Brown University and a MBA from Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management.

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