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Chris was previously a Deal Principal at Phatisa, which manages the $300 million African Agriculture Fund. He has previously been an Associate Director with Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate Finance and Advisory Division in Africa. He has also worked as a Consultant in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Division and as a Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He has a wealth of knowledge with close to 20 years’ experience in a diversity of transactions across the Africa region including private equity investing, buy and sell side equity advisory transactions, privatization of Government State Corporations, feasibility studies and financial due diligence assignments.

He has also developed expertise in providing advisory services to clients in the agri-business, petroleum, airlines, financial services and telecommunications sectors in over 15 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Chris obtained a Bachelor’s of Commerce (finance) degree and MBA (finance) from the University of Nairobi and is also qualified as an accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He also obtained a higher diploma in Information Systems Management from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) and has completed level one of the CFA program. Chris is currently pursuing a PHD (finance) at the University of Nairobi.