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Lisa Pinsley

Partner, Head of Middle East & Africa, Energy Infrastructure

Office: Cape Town

Team: Energy Infrastructure

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

Lisa has over 20 years’ global experience, including prior positions at The AES Corporation, Globeleq and American Capital. Her power investments have spanned three Actis vintages.

Before her power career, Lisa lived and worked in Afghanistan for five years, first with the United Nations and then as a chief of staff advisor 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.

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