Eric founded African Frontier Capital in 2010. He has 20 years private equity and investment banking experience gained on Wall Street (Barrington Capital), London (Citigroup Investment Banking) and in sub Saharan Africa.
He has advised and structured billions of dollar of structured finance and cross border M&A transactions, IPOs, LBOs and Real Estate transactions. Before founding African Frontier Capital, Eric was at PME African Infrastructure Opportunities fund where he led the fund’s efforts in Energy, Real Estate, ICT, Aviation and Water transactions.
Eric has been investing in high impact sub Saharan African markets since 2007 as a principal and has overseen the deployment of over USD 150 million of capital in numerous sectors throughout sub Saharan Africa. Eric has an MBA from London Business School, UK.
Ian has been securitising receivables of different types since the late 1990’s covering assets including residential mortgages, credit cards, SME loans, leveraged loans, and commercial real estate. In 2018 Ian structured the first Sharia compliant RMBS for Al Rayan bank.
Previous roles include Global Head if Structured Credit Managed Product at Nomura and co-CEO and founder of Kinson Capital, a UK regulated Asset Management firm.
Ian has a PhD in law from the University of the West of England.
Karim has more than 12 years of experience in the securitisation and structured lending industry. Karim joined African Frontier Capital from Bank and Clients where he was Managing Director in charge of the Credit Underwriting for mid to large corporates in Europe and Canada. Previously, Karim served as responsible of the deal execution, risk management and operations at Ocean Capital Associates; his responsibilities encompassed all the steps of the execution process from the early stage of the origination up to the design of the monitoring post-closing. Karim is also a successful entrepreneur and set up and sold a retail business at the same time as he was graduating with a degree in Macro Economics and Quantitative Analysis from University Paris X.