10 Power Women Shaping Africa’s Private Equity Market

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Written by Kevin Mwanza

With 200-plus private equity firms targeting the African market, you will be forgiven to believe that women are well represented in the sector. But only 7.6 percent of the of top private equity positions in Africa are held by women, compared to more than 10.6 percent in Asia.

Female influence in this male dominated sector is growing, however. Africa is now home to many powerful women in the public and private spheres and private equity is also opening up to more female executives. AFKInsider lists some of the top women shaping private equity in Africa.

Sources: African Investor, Forbes, Vuwa, ECP, SAVCA