Philip has a 30-year career in investment banking and principal investing, mostly focused on emerging & frontier markets in Asia, Middle East, Central Europe and in Africa. He has deep management and operational experience across multiple countries and cultures in both regulated and non-regulated businesses, and in both executive and non-executive roles.
Philip has been a Partner of Chapel Hill Denham headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and with operations across sub-Saharan Africa, the GCC and UK for the last 5 years. He set up Axius Capital (a specialist emerging markets infrastructure firm) 8 years ago. Philip spent 20-years in Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (including predecessor firms) based in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has been CEO of a Global Emerging Markets Bank, Exotix, and a Middle Eastern Bank, EFG-Hermes. Philip initially trained as an accountant at Touche Ross (now Deloitte). At Deutsche he was Head of corporate & investment banking for EMEA and in BAML led the Middle East & North African teams and sat on the Emerging Markets ex-Asia EXCO.
Philip is an impact investor focused on infrastructure, real estate, SMEs, digital & financial inclusion, healthcare & education. He conceptualised and launched the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund which, since 2017, has raised & deployed 6 times, delivered returns >80% to investors and has the local pension community invested. He has a 25-year track record in capital markets having listed companies all across Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is an advocate for local currency capital markets and has raised >US$100bn locally during his career. He has worked on privatisations in the UK, Germany, France, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Australia, UAE, Greece, Cyprus & Turkey; and, sovereign financing for most large African and Asian economies.
Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, graduated from Durham University. He is married & has four children.
Anshul has spent over twenty years investing in and financing infrastructure across the Global Growth Markets. A vast majority of his time has been in principal investment roles, for both equity and debt financing, during which he has built a track record of delivering strong investment returns.
During his career, Anshul has worked for some of the most well-regarded entities in the infrastructure space, including the IFC, KPMG, Veolia Water and Bank Muscat. His deal list includes dozens of projects across power, energy, utilities and transport sectors with investment value of c. USD50 billion. These projects are located in Africa, the Middle East/GCC region and across Asia.
Between 2006 and 2011, Anshul was the founding team member and MD of MENA Infrastructure Fund, where he built and managed a USD200 million investment portfolio of infrastructure assets across the MENA region. He currently serves as the Founder CEO of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund.
Saurabh has over eighteen years’ experience in development, financing and investing in power and transportation projects in the Middle East, Africa and India, working with international developers, banks, financial advisors and government agencies.
During his stints with Suze Energy (now Engie), GE Capital, SBI Capital Markets and IFCI India, Saurabh has led and managed numerous transactions, including a number of them in a principal capacity. His expertise covers deal structuring, risk analysis and allocation, financial modelling and documentation for financing/investment transactions.
Saurabh’s project development experience was gained between 2012 and 2016, when he led the project development of a 300MW IPP in Zambia. Saurabh is currently based in Lagos, leading the investment team of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund.
Aditya has nearly four decades of multifaceted experience in planning, design, detailed engineering, construction, project management and operations of large power projects in different parts of the world.
During his long career, Aditya has worked with leading power developers including AES Corp, NTPC and Tata Power, as well as with EPC contractors (Fluor Corp USA). His experience includes conventional projects using a wide range of feedstock (gas, HFO, coal/lignite) as well as renewables (solar).
These projects are located in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, North America and Europe.
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