Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

David Damiba

Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Holdings

Mr Damiba is Partner and CIO at Kasada Holdings, the newly established pan African hospitality vehicle sponsored by Accor. Until June 2018, Mr. Damiba was a  Partner at Helios Investment Partners LLP where he focused on structured investments with a yield focus.  While at Helios he provided financing solutions by leading  direct structured mezzanine and hybrid loans to public and private companies across Africa with a heavy emphasis on hospitality, land development and hard assets.

Prior to joining Helios in 2012, from 2007 he was a Managing Director at Renaissance Asset Managers (UK). He founded and headed the Africa investment team at RAM (UK) and led its activities across all asset classes including special situations.

He has 25 years of experience in investing across the capital structure in developed and frontier markets.

David who is originally from Burkina Faso,  holds a B.A in Economics from NYU and MBA from INSEAD.