“Actis is both of growth markets and provides a bridge between them.”
Raised in South Africa, for Ali growth markets represent both a future, bursting with possibilities, and a heritage, where the roots run deep. With a father from the Middle East and a British mother, he thrives on helping businesses in Actis’ dynamic markets.
Ali joined Actis in 2010, taking on responsibility for originating transactions in the financial services sector and developing Actis’ expertise in financial technology investments.
Based in London, he travels extensively to spend time with management teams and Actis’ local teams on the ground. He has worked on more than a dozen completed transactions, with portfolio companies operating in more than 60 countries across the growth markets.
Prior to joining Actis, Ali worked at First National Bank in Johannesburg and OC&C Strategy Consultants in London.
Ali has an Undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria, a Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and a MBA from INSEAD.