Monday, 13th February 2017, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today appointed five prominent industry veterans to join its Board of Directors. The new Board members are key influencers within the African private equity industry, and will deepen AVCA’s reach and impact as it continues to enable private investment in Africa and champion the sector.
The new Board members are:
- Antoine Delaporte, Founder and Managing Director, Adenia Partners
- Cyril Odu, Chief Executive Officer, African Capital Alliance
- Jerry Parkes, Managing Principal, Injaro Investments Ltd.
- Luc Rigouzzo, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Amethis Finance
- Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Commenting on the appointments, Hurley Doddy, Founding Partner and co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners and Chair of the AVCA Board, noted: “As the African private equity industry continues to evolve, we are delighted to welcome such reputable leaders in the industry to the AVCA Board of Directors. Antoine, Cyril, Genevieve, Jerry, and Luc have each made seminal contributions to the growth of the industry. We look forward to their outstanding participation in AVCA’s work to enable private investment in Africa.”
Michelle Kathryn Essomé, Chief Executive Officer of AVCA, added: “2017 is set to be an exciting year for AVCA. We are expanding the Board to reflect the scale of our ambition in light of the strong growth and increasing diversity of our membership. I am looking forward to working closely with the Board to advance our agenda and to continue to find new ways to deliver exceptional value to our members”.
The announcement comes as AVCA prepares for its 14th annual global conference, which returns to francophone Africa for the first time in ten years as part of AVCA’s mission to showcase investment opportunities across the continent. The 14th Annual AVCA Conference will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April 2017. For more information, please click here.
For a full list of the AVCA Board Members, visit the AVCA website.
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