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Tana is managed and advised by a team with many years of Africa-specific experience in private equity, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, merger integration and transaction services.

Mark Tindall

Mark Tindall

Mark is Managing Director of Tana Africa Capital and is a member of its Investment Committee. Previously Mark was the CFO of Coca Cola Beverages Africa, Africa’s largest Coca Cola bottler and the 8th largest in the world, with revenues of over $3bn and operations in twelve African countries. Prior to that he worked for SABMiller for thirteen years, which included a period as Managing Director of the Spanish and Canary Islands operation as well as Director of Business Planning and Development for SABMiller’s substantial Latin American operations. Mark also spent over four years in the company’s Corporate Finance division during a highly acquisitive phase in SABMiller’s history and prior to that worked for Goldman Sachs in M&A and Leveraged Finance in London. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance from the University of Cape Town and a B.A. (Politics, Philosophy, Economics) from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Pieter Cilliers

Pieter Cilliers

Pieter is a Principal at Tana Africa Capital. Prior to Tana, he was a Principal at Bain & Company in Brazil, where he led projects in the private equity, FMCG, education and healthcare sectors. He also worked as a Vice President at Hancock Park Associates, a Los Angeles based private equity fund focused on US mid-cap buyouts. Previously he was a Manager at Deloitte’s M&A Group in San Francisco. Pieter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, an MBA from INSEAD, a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute, and is a certified Chartered Accountant in South Africa.

Ben Munda

Ben Munda

Ben is a Principal at Tana Africa Capital. Prior to Tana, he was an Investment Professional in the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Private Equity, where he made growth equity investments across several sectors, and analysed investments into private equity funds. Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Chemistry from Swarthmore College (USA), an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute.

Robert Leke

Robert Leke

Robert is a Principal at Tana Africa Capital. Previously Robert was an Investment Professional in the South Africa office of TransCentury Limited, a Kenya-based investment firm, where he supported deal execution as well as the launch of new businesses in the DRC, South Africa and Tanzania. He began his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. in the New York and Dubai offices. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kwabena Bucknor

Kwabena Bucknor

Kwabena is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an Associate in the Corporate Finance M&A division at Standard Bank in Johannesburg. Prior to this, he worked as an Analyst in Global Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in New York. Kwabena holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from Cornell University (USA).

Nicolas Hindi

Nicolas Hindi

Nicolas is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an analyst in the M&A Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank in London, where he was involved in major mergers, acquisitions and rights issues of banks, insurers and asset managers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nicolas holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Finance from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).

Arthur Engotto

Arthur Engotto

Arthur is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Rothschild & Co in Paris, where he was involved in several transactions spanning M&A, Debt and Equity advisory for major clients (large capitalisation companies and private equity funds) across various industries. Prior to this, he worked in the Audit and Transaction Services departments of KPMG in Paris and in the Investment Banking division of Oddo & Cie. Arthur holds a Maîtrise in Accounting from Catholic University of Central Africa and a Master's degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris.

Hedi Dziri

Hedi Dziri

Hedi is a Senior Associate a Tana Africa Capital. Previously, Hedi was an Associate at Oliver Wyman, where he was involved with different types of projects including investment targeting, strategy definition, transformation plans and implementation projects, in the MEA region across various industries. Hedi holds a Master of Sciences in Management Studies from MIT and a Diplôme de Grande Ecole d’Ingénieur from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Kartik Das

Kartik Das

Kartik is an Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an Associate at RLJ Equity Partners in Maryland, where he was involved in analysing and executing leveraged buyouts focused on profitable middle-market companies across several industries. Prior to this, he worked as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst at Deloitte Corporate Finance in Los Angeles, California. Kartik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Claremont McKenna College (USA).

Annabel Barnicke

Annabel Barnicke

Annabel is an Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she was an Associate in the Private Equity Group at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in Toronto, where she was involved in the evaluation and execution of investment opportunities focused on companies across the Technology and Consumer Retail space. Prior to this, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank in New York, with a focus on Industrials companies. Annabel holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Economics from Johns Hopkins University (USA).

Yannick Sanni

Yannick Sanni

Yannick is an Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously Yannick worked in Fixed Income Trading at HSBC Global Banking and Markets in the Paris and London offices. Yannick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Ecole Superieure de Gestion (France), a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from SKEMA Business School (France) and a Master’s degree in Finance from London Business School.

Daria Katemauswa

Daria Katemauswa

Daria is the Chief Financial Officer of Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she was a Senior Manager of Transaction Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she also served as a Senior Associate for Audit. Daria holds a BCompt (Hons) from the University of South Africa and is a certified Chartered Accountant in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Yolande Kouassi

Yolande Kouassi

Yolande is the Chief Financial Officer of Tana Africa Capital in Abidjan. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Agro West Africa in Abidjan. Prior to that she worked as the Chief Financial Officer of IRES in Abidjan. She began her career as Financial Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Abidjan. Yolande is graduated from ESC Nice.

Rosy Tsotsotso

Rosy Tsotsotso

Rosy Tsotsotso in an Executive Assistant at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she worked in the office of the Managing Director for CNBC Africa, the global television broadcaster. Prior to that, Rosy worked in administration for Cricket South Africa and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Lynda Kouawo

Lynda Kouawo

Lynda is an Executive Assistant at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she worked at Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to that, Linda worked as Executive Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Abidjan.