Avril Stassen

Avril has held primary responsibility for building the East African pipeline and portfolio for Agri-Vie I and has led a number of transactions. Avril is a chartered accountant, chartered management accountant and CFA charter holder. He is a seasoned investment professional with over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry and many years of experience in strategic and business management. He was a co-founder of AMB Private Equity Partners Limited, a previously JSE listed company. Prior to that he was a senior investment executive at Southern Life Association Limited (a top 5 Life Insurance company in SA), and an investment professional with Allan Gray Limited, the premier independent investment house in South Africa. He was also co-founder of Plaswood, a manufacturer of a synthetic wood products and Non-Executive Chairman of Fruit & Veg City Holdings, a leading SA food retailer. During his career he has served on numerous boards of directors, executive committees and investment committees and has non-executive directorship in a number of private companies.