Having been a member the investment committee of Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund for a number of years, Yida Kemoli has joined the development equity fund manager on a permanent basis as Senior Partner for East Africa. Prior to taking up his new position, Kemoli had been the Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Kenyan investment firm Trans-Century Ltd., where he was responsible for fundraisings, acquisitions and divestments.
Kemoli has been involved in several deals in Africa, as well as being active in advising and managing a number of portfolio companies. Between 2010 and 2013, he was a non-executive director of the Kenya Investment Authority
He started in his new position on April 8th and is based in Phatisa’s Nairobi office.