Ngetha Waithaka

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Title

Director: Private Equity

Office

Johannesburg

Sector

Private Equity

“My interest in Africa as an investment destination is driven by my background.  I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and as a result was constantly exposed to entrepreneurial businesses that seemed highly likely to benefit from institutional capital.  I was drawn by the opportunity to transform these loosely managed businesses into more professionalized enterprises through the infusion of capital, improved corporate governance and the discipline to deliver consistent results. 

I first joined Actis as a business school intern and was immediately drawn to the team’s collective commitment in helping improve emerging market businesses.  My colleagues valued my local knowledge and contact base and provided the perfect environment for my curious and sociable personality. I instantly knew that I wanted to be part of this team and have not been disappointed since.”

Ngetha is a member of the Actis Africa team and is based in the Johannesburg office. He has been actively involved in Actis’s investments in Alexander Forbes, AutoXpress, Credit Services Holdings (CSH) and Tracker.  Prior to joining Actis, he worked for PCG Capital Partners, an American based private equity firm and Credit Suisse Investment Banking. 

Ngetha holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Current directorships include AutoXpress, CSH and Tracker.