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John Thompson

Global Communications Director, Investor Development Group

Office: London

Team: Investor Development Group

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 the Global Communications Director at Actis and sits within the Investor Development Group based in London and 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.

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