“Actis gives me the support needed to turn ideas into reality. When I meet with entrepreneurs across growth markets, the Actis name adds huge credibility.”
A life journey spanning five countries in four continents and a passion for entrepreneurial investing defined Hichem’s career aspirations: to leverage the tremendous investment opportunity in growth markets.
Hichem joined Actis in 2010, taking on responsibility for originating, executing and managing transactions in Africa. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate at JP Morgan Asia IRR Opportunity fund in Hong Kong. He started his career in JP Morgan as an M&A Analyst in London.
Hichem was drawn to Actis by its people, strong track record and heritage. “When I meet with entrepreneurs across growth markets, the Actis name adds huge credibility.” He believes that Actis is more global than any other growth markets private equity fund. Personally, he thinks that Actis gives him the support and encouragement needed to make ideas happen.
Hichem holds an MBA from Wharton Business School where he was a Palmer scholar, Engineering Degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole National des Ponts and Chaussées and a Masters from Sciences-Po in France.