Director: Energy, Actis
Lisa joined Actis in 2016 to focus on originating and managing energy investments, primarily in Africa. Lisa has 10 years of experience in power sector investing and 20 years of experience in emerging markets, most recently as Director of Africa Investments at American Capital Energy & Infrastructure. At American Capital she sourced and led the Taiba wind project in Senegal which was bought by Lekela, Actis Energy 3’s Pan African renewable platform and she also sourced and led the Azura gas platform in Nigeria. Prior to her role at American Capital, Lisa was a Business Development Consultant at Globeleq (2012) and a Vice President at the AES Africa Power Company (AES Corporation’s Africa vehicle, 2009 2011), where she worked on the Dibamba and Kribi projects in Cameroon bought by Globeleq Africa, an Actis Infrastructure 2 platform. Previously, Lisa lived and worked in Afghanistan for five years, both for the United Nations Development Programme (2003 2005) and then as an Advisor in a chief of staff role to the Afghan Finance Minister (2005 2007).
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.