Private Equity Africa (PEA) recently announced the winners of its 2018 GP & Advisor Awards. The awards saw (26) firms collect the much coveted accolades at the 7th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner hosted at London’s prestigious Langham hotel, which attracted over 200 industry professionals. Runa Alam, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at DPI, was recognized with the Woman Investor of the Year Award.
Final winners were chosen by an independent panel of leading industry professionals with representation from Proparco, Morgan Stanley, FMO, Swedfund, Hamilton Lane, Mbuyu Capital Partners, HarbourVest, IFC and Cebile Capital.
Runa Alam is co-Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Development Partners International (DPI), a pan-African private equity firm with over US$1.1bn of assets under management. She has more than 30 years of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. For the three years before starting DPI, Ms. Alam was Chief Executive of two African private equity funds run in parallel: the Zephyr Management African Investment Fund (ZMAIF), a joint venture between Zephyr Management of New York and Prince Al-Waleed’s Kingdom Holdings, and the Pan-African Investment Partners and the Pan Commonwealth Africa Partners (PAIP/PCAP) funds, sponsored by the International Finance Corporation and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
She holds a BA in International and Developmental Economics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University (1981) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (1985) and was also a Harry S. Truman Congressional Scholar. Ms. Alam continues to serve on the Board of several African companies and organisations.
Congratulations to HER.