Qualifications: MBA (INSEAD), Bachelor of Science, Economics (University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria)
Experience: Derek is currently a Director at Affirma Capital. Prior to Affirma Capital, he was a Director at SCPE Africa. He is an emerging market investment professional with over 10 years of diversified experience in origination, deal execution, portfolio management and exit, corporate finance and principal investing in Africa. Derek is directly responsible for managing around USD450 million of invested capital under a USD850 million Africa fund. He has broad sector knowledge particularly across the power sector value chain, manufacturing, financial services and telecoms sectors. He currently sits on the boards of five portfolio companies. He previously worked in investment banking at Vetiva Capital Management Limited.
He sits on the Remuneration and Employee Development, Health, Safety, Environment, and Social and Investment Committees.