OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD
Henry Obi, Partner, Helios Investment Partners
DEAL OF THE YEAR: Large Cap Deal of the Year
Petrobas Africa, Helios Investment Partners
Henry Obi, partner and chief operating officer at Helios Investment Partners, has been awarded an industry accolade for Outstanding Leadership at the recent Private Equity Africa Awards.
The Outstanding Leadership Award is the only recognition in the Private Equity Africa Awards categories that is based on endorsement from industry peers. Henry has been set apart for his tireless commitment to advancing the cause for private equity in Africa, and also for being a strong advocate and spokesman for the industry, globally.
He has been described by leading industry participants as ”putting Africa and the industry first before his self-interests” and ”tirelessly working to connect people in the industry to work together for the development of Africa and the private equity industry— even if those connections do not directly benefit him or his firm.”
Henry has also been applauded for his mentoring efforts which include active alumni participation in the development and advancement of the London Business School Africa-focused activities.
Henry's leadership extends to industry bodies, with him being current chairman of the Africa Council at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). This is in addition to serving as board member at the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). He sits on the advisory board of Maris Capital, and has served as a board member at Zambia Capital Partners and Central America Investment Managers (Mauritius).
Henry has been at Helios since its inception and has supported the firm’s growth to its current management of $2.7 billion in capital commitments. Prior to joining Helios, he was partner at Aureos Capital, having joined from Actis where he was senior investment executive. Henry started his investment career in the power investment team at the CDC Group.
About the Private Equity Africa Awards
The Private Equity Africa Awards celebrate the best-in-class investors and their advisors.The 3rd Annual Awards Gala Dinner was held at London's Landmark Hotel on 5 June 2014.