Yvonne is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of OACP. She has broad experience gained over 17 years working in the Financial Services industry in private equity, investment banking, insurance, asset management and stockbroking.
She began her private equity career at Actis in 2007 where she was a member of the Pan-African investment team.
Her role included deal origination, company valuations, investment appraisals, execution and portfolio management & monitoring serving on investee company boards. She later joined the Liberty group where she was a Divisional Director & Head of Distribution of on-balance sheet private equity and debt investments. She also served as a private equity specialist fundraiser at STANLIB, the Asset Management business within the Liberty group. More recently she was a partner at Bopa Moruo, a mid-market private equity fund manager where she was a member of the investment team and led fundraising and investor relations initiatives.
Prior to the above, Yvonne was a derivatives trader and structurer at Standard Bank CIB (Global markets) where she was responsible for Asset & Liability Management advisory across Africa. Amoung other achievements, she led, structured and executed the first €/UGX long-dated cross-currency basis swap in Uganda which was recognized as the ‘Deal of the Year 2005’ for its innovation and success. She has a solid foundation formed in Macro-Economic research, analysis and econometric modelling while serving as an economic analyst at Credit Suisse.
Yvonne is a board member of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and Inverse Logistics Africa. She is also a strategic advisor at Helical Capital Partners.