Phatisa is a sector-specific African private-equity pioneer that was established in 2005. The firm has branched out from its roots as a corporate finance house to become a leading African private equity company, providing fund management for two sector-specific funds: the African Agriculture Fund and the Pan African Housing Fund, totalling US$ 285 million.

Izelle Le Roux-Owen

Partner Corporate Communications

Izelle, a Phatisa co-founder, has over 20 years’ experience developing and managing start-up and multi-national brands across Africa. She was National Marketing, Branding and Communications Manager for Ince and ran her own advertising agency servicing national and international brands. She currently heads corporate communications, brand marketing and advertising for Phatisa.

Vincent Destieu

Head of Investor Relations

Vincent has eight years of experience transacting in Africa, with a focus on West and southern Africa. He joined Phatisa in Johannesburg in early 2013, where he has been developing the Phatisa’s West African footprint. Previously he advised on a number of equity and debt deals in Africa with LiquidAfrica, based in Johannesburg. Prior to his move to South Africa, Vincent worked in Equity Research (BNP Paribas in London), Strategy Consulting and Financial Audit with PwC in Paris.