John Thompson

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Global Communications Director




Investor Development Group

 John is the global communications director 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 worked at global consultancy Edelman where he headed the Africa Desk in London and was later seconded to a leading investment bank. Before this he worked for nearly three years in Sub-Saharan Africa as a journalist, publisher, and consultant.

John sits on the steering committee of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association Investor Relations group 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.