John Thompson

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Global Communications Director



John is the global communications director at Actis and sits within the Investor Development Group based in London.

John oversees the reputation of Actis globally. This includes managing relationships with local and international media, producing thought leadership materials and advising portfolio companies on marketing and public relations strategy. John is also a contributing member of Actis’ Macro Forum.

Prior to joining Actis John’s background was working within global consultancies and he worked for nearly three years in Sub-Saharan Africa as a journalist, publisher, and consultant.

John sits on the steering committee of Private Equity International’s Marketing, Investor Relations and Communications Forum, he is a judge on PR Moment’s inaugural ESG awards  and is a member of the Milken Institute's Young Leaders Circle.

John has a BA (Hons) from Durham University and holds a diploma from the Universidad de Salamanca.