Peter Baird

Peter Baird

Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity
Investec Asset Management

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Peter is the managing principal for Investec Asset Management’s Africa private equity funds. He has overall responsibility for investing in, monitoring, adding value to, and exiting portfolio companies across Africa.

From 2011 to 2016, Peter led the African private equity business for Standard Chartered Bank, building a portfolio of approximately US$900mn and 11 portfolio companies. Prior to that, he was President of DJO, Inc., a US$3bn market capitalisation global medical-devices company owned by Blackstone. Peter was at McKinsey & Company in South Africa and the U.S. for 11 years, becoming a partner in the healthcare and private-equity practices. Early in his career, Peter was a principal in the private equity group at Brait in Johannesburg.

Peter holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Peter is also a CFA Charterholder.

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