I am the Chairman & Chief Investment Strategist | Black Lion Holdings, an Impact Investment Vehicle. Black Lion Holdings Group is a Strategic Advisory and Investment Management Firm specializing in large Investment Ventures, Impact Investments & Alternative Assets Management with a Focus on Africa.
Black Lion Investment Ventures May 2016 - at PresentBlack Lion Investment Ventures BV is a recently created Amsterdam-based sister company of Black Lion Holdings Group.
Black Lion delivers a comprehensive range of advisory and capital raising solutions to achieve our clients’ strategic objectives. From the straightforward to the complex, we help our clients navigate obstacles on the path to success in Africa. Key Expertise Areas: Africa's Socio-economic Development, B2B, B2G Partnerships, Geo-Strategy.
BLIV Mandate is to serve as the European Platform to source and identify strategic partners with interests in Frontier African Markets.
Black Lion Holdings Group July 2010 - at PresentBlack Lion Holdings is a private holding with interests in various commercial and philanthropic activities: industrial development projects, impact investments targeting emerging nations on the African continent.
Black Lion offers clever investment opportunities, careful assessment of risks-and-returns, and solid public-private partnerships on the African continent to our Global Partners. Our strategies provide a good long-term return to local and global investors.
We specialise in the financial engineering and structuring of medium to large projects in energy, infrastructure development, mining & metals, oil & gaz, real estate development, affordable housing, green-building, eco-tourism, information technology & telecoms, agricultural production, biotechnology, water provisioning projects and funding mechanisms to execute the public and private projects.
Senior Consultant - Projects and Programme Management
Telefonica O2 UK June 2007 - June 2010Large Projects Deployment
Programme Management IT/Telecoms.
Director – Major Programmes – IT and Telecom Systems
GFuzion, Pty, Ltd (a Subsidiary of GFuzion, LLC, NY) - Johannesburg, New-York September 2003 - February 2007•Managed the implementation of infrastructure delivery in 2 large 600-user IP based Call Centers using Multi-Million Dollar Hybrid Multi-Tier/Level Customer Support Architecture from Dell and Microsoft (US$11 Million in revenues).
•Successfully managed integrated projects in Partnerships with organizations like Fujitsu-Siemens, Oracle, Intel, South African Department of Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development).
- Major Project delivered: "Gauteng Online" which involves the installation and configuration of IT Labs in 2,500 Schools in South Africa - as part of a Consortium with Fujitsu-Siemens, WorldSpace and the Comparex Group (ex-Business Connexion).
IT Systems - Programme Manager
Nova-Tec IT, Pty, Ltd – Johannesburg, Luanda, Windhoek January 2002 - August 2003•Managed half a dozen projects simultaneously using Project Management Tools & Methodologies
•Managed a team of 23 engineers and budgets of US$720 000 to US$3Million.
•Managed the ICT Sales Department that dealt with SMEs, Call Centers and Government Institutions.
•Design and implementation of small to medium-sized projects (deployment and maintenance of Network Systems and development of custom-built application software).