Director: Stephen Keith West
Stephen is a private equity fund / principal investment specialist. He is currently an independent IC member for ACA’s CAPE Funds (Africa); the IC Chair for Catalyst Fund 2 (East Africa); a senior advisor to Downing, with respect to their Indian solar energy portfolio; and part-time CIO at Archipelago, a new fund manager in the process of establishing a fund to invest in the better use and recycling of plastic.
Prior to his current activities, Stephen was at the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) as MD of UK Climate Investments, an emerging markets renewable energy investment joint venture between GIB (now owned by Macquarie) and the UK Government. He was also a founding partner of Actis, a pioneering emerging markets fund manager.
He has been IC Chair / member of a number of private equity funds in Africa and Latin America; a non-executive director of a Peruvian electricity distribution business; a pan-African infrastructure development business; a UK AIM listed renewable energy investment vehicle; as well as a senior advisor to a leading solar development business and a pan-African asset management company.
Stephen is a Chartered Management Accountant and has an MBA (with a specialist focus on International Business) from Strathclyde Business School.