Valentine Chitalu
Chairman
Valentine is Chairman of Phatisa, MTN (Zambia) and SABMiller (Zambia). He sits on various additional boards. At the Zambia Privatisation Agency, he oversaw the disposal and privatisation of 240 businesses. He was chairman of the Zambia Venture Capital Fund, board member of Commonwealth Africa Investments and Central African Director for CDC Capital Partners.
Duncan Owen
Joint Managing Partner
(Mauritius)
Qualified as a chartered accountant and engineer, Duncan was Managing Director of Unilever, Zambia; Business Director – Africa at CDC Capital Partners; and deputy CEO of AFGRI Products. He has completed in excess of 40 change-of-control transactions, and has lived and worked in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ghana.
Richard Carter
IC Member – Housing Fund
An experienced managing director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in business planning, private sector development, risk management, business development and finance, with a particular focus on the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. Richard is currently serves as Chairman, Programme Investment Committee of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (Kenya), Investment Committee Pan African Housing Fund Investment Committee and USAID Feed the Future E.A. Climate Smart Agribusiness Investment Steering Committee.
Okomboli Ong’ong’a
Senior Fund Partner – Properties
Okomboli joined Phatisa from Norfund in Nairobi – experienced in East African real estate investment and deal structuring, due diligence, and expert project management and valuation capabilities. Okomboli leads the East African property team and driving investment opportunities in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Paul Wythe
Chief Operating Officer – Properties
Paul has worked with the likes of Deloitte, Lonrho East Africa, the British Printing Company Limited, Lonrho Africa Plc, and James Finlay Group. He also has extensive international interim management and consultation experience in Africa, from finance, supply chain and project management to restructuring, HR and change management.