Client: Acumen Fund
Sector: Private Equity / Venture Capital
Requirement: East Africa Portfolio Manager
The Client Acumen is a non-profit venture fund with a vision to help build a world beyond poverty through investing in companies that deliver critical goods and services in water, health, housing, energy, agriculture, and education. Their commitment to East Africa began in 2004, and they now have over $23M in approved investments in the region.
The Challenge Acumen East Africa is well-resourced, has a strong foundation, and was ready to take their mission to the next level. Core to their success, was identifying a passionate and experienced Portfolio Manager to help identify, resource and build a world class portfolio within the region.
The Results KCH reviewed and assessed several candidates who could offer both the technical skills and the passion that Acumen Fund were seeking. We placed a Kenyan Harvard Business School graduate from our diaspora database, who had chosen to return home to make his impact in the region. Technically strong with solid operational skills and exceptional relationship building ability, Lawrence was the perfect fit for our client.