Alex is a Partner in EY London. He specialises in the Oil & Gas and Energy industry. Within this Alex has supported his clients in West Africa, and increasingly East Africa, on a range of topics from operational improvement, to local content strategies. Alex works with his fellow EY partners to provide other types of advice and support in Southern, Central and Northern Africa.
Alex is the EY lead for Invest in Africa and has been supporting us in achieving goals in Ghana, launching in Kenya, and promoting the work of Invest in Africa around the world.
A Chartered Accountant, Ian was appointed CFO and to the Board in 2008. Prior to joining Tullow, he worked at BP for 23 years where he gained a wealth of international oil and gas experience.
Ian held a number of senior positions at BP including Group Vice President for Planning, Commercial Director of the Supply and Trading Business, Upstream CFO, Vice President of Finance, US CFO and a Business Unit Leader in Alaska. Prior to joining BP, he qualified as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.
Morgan was appointed as Executive Director of Ecobank Ghana in September 2012. Prior to this, he was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group. In this role, Morgan was Chief Legal Counsel to both the Board and Management and played a major role in two game-changing acquisitions by the Ecobank Group.
A lawyer by profession, Morgan is a member of both the Ghana Bar and the International Bar Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Sociology) and Executive MBA Degrees both from the University of Ghana.
Robert advises sponsors, lenders, investors and public authorities on the development and implementation of major projects across a wide range of industry sectors (including transport, social infrastructure, energy, natural resources and telecommunications).
He has particular experience of project finance and similar financing techniques in Sub-Saharan Africa, in countries including South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Burundi, including advising Development Finance Institutions and Multilaterals, and was seconded by a previous firm to the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has more than 20 years' experience in his field. Prior to joining Clyde & Co in 2010 he was a partner at Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons).
Philip has spent most of his career working in banking in
emerging markets. He is currently the Director of SME Banking of Equity Group
Holdings (Kenya) and Executive Director at ProCredit Bank DRC, the subsidiary
of Equity Group in the DRC. Previously, he was Executive Chairman of ProCredit
Bank DRC, CEO of ProCredit Bank Kosovo and CEO of ProCredit Bank in Georgia. He
started his career with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in
Philip has graduated in Economics from the University of St.
Gallen in Switzerland with both a Bachelor and a Master’s degree. He is
currently completing an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of
Business. During his free time, Philip enjoys hiking and skiing with his two
Paul is a non-Executive Director of Invest in Africa who works with Evercore, a boutique investment bank based in the UK. He also has extensive media experience within Ghana and the UK, working very closely with the Ghana High Commission UK and handling the media and public relations for the President of Ghana when in the UK.
Paul’s other projects include the Michael Essien Foundation and Ghana Youth Day, a project initiated by the Ghana High Commission. Paul is also responsible for the marketing strategies for UT Bank’s UK launch.
Rosalind is a non-Executive Director of Invest in Africa and has extensive experience in government relations, political risk management, social investment and corporate and environmental law, focusing on the mining and oil industries in Africa. She has held senior positions with Tullow Oil plc and De Beers and advised governments on policy and legislative matters.
In 2013 she established Kina Advisory Limited to help her clients navigate their way through the economic, political and social risks of working in Africa in order to strengthen the in-country relationships required to establish the companies as long-term partners of choice and underpin their business success.
Omar represents Invest in Africa in a personal capacity as an IIA Ambassador, furthering the message that cross-sector collaborative partnerships will provide long term solutions to common business challenges in Africa.
Omar joined IC Publications in 2003 and is actively engaged across a number of initiatives in Africa and a frequent participant at international forums with an African interest. Omar's work and personal interests include media, development economics, leadership and education. Omar studied Economics and Languages at Durham University and also is a chartered management accountant.
Semhar Habtezion is an independent strategic consultant and adviser on market entry, accessing multi-lateral donor funds and policy in Sub-saharan Africa.
Prior to this she was an International Trade Adviser for UK Trade and Investment's London team with a focus on markets in Africa and Turkey. She was also the lead adviser on AID/Donor funded business.
She spent most time advising companies on their market entry strategies.