Lisa Pinsley

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Head of Middle East & Africa, Energy


Cape Town



Lisa joined Actis in 2016 and in 2020 was appointed Head of Middle East & Africa for the Energy team taking responsibility for originating and managing energy investments across the region.

Lisa has 13 years of experience in power sector investing and 23 years of experience in emerging markets, including prior positions at The AES Corporation, Globeleq and American Capital. Before her power career, Lisa lived and worked in Afghanistan for five years, both for the United Nations Development Programme and as an advisor in a chief of staff role to the Afghan Finance Minister.

Lisa holds an MBA with honours from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MA in Literature with distinction from the University of Sussex, and a BA cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Harvard University.