Qualifications: MBA (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Pomona College USA)
Experience: Ronald is a founding Partner and Head of sub-Saharan
Africa at Affirma Capital. Prior to Affirma Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of Africa for Standard Chartered Private Equity’s (“SCPE”) Africa division which was established in 2008. Affirma Capital, a newly formed, independent emerging market private equity firm owned and operated by the long-standing former senior leadership of SCPE, provides equity funding for expansions, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and management buyouts and considers equity investments from USD30 million to USD150 million in a single transaction. The Affirma Capital Africa team has invested over USD800 million in businesses in the telecommunications, banking, retail, manufacturing, energy, agriculture and consumer goods sectors across the continent. Prior to joining SCPE Africa in 2008, Ronald spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs in the U.S. before relocating to Africa from his role as a Senior Associate within the U.S. investment giant’s investment banking division.
He is the Chairperson of the Risk Committee and sits on the Executive, Nominations and Audit Committees.