Jersey’s relationship with Africa is broad, deep, and based on shared interests. For decades, Jersey’s international finance centre has set itself apart as a reputable, centrally located jurisdiction for investors from key global markets. Its excellent third country access to the EU market through the use of NPPR to non-EU countries acts as a gateway to European and UK markets for Africa-based clients, making it an ideal jurisdiction for clients seeking to raise capital overseas.
Jersey Finance is delighted to be co-hosting a thought leadership roundtable with East Africa Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) and DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates).
This invitation-only roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Jersey Finance, EAVCA and DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates), is exclusive to guests interested in learning more about regulatory and legal developments in East Africa and internationally, including in Jersey’s funds sector. Topics covered will include:
- How Jersey’s well-established model offers clear advantages to Africa fund managers, and an update on the recent introduction of the Jersey Limited Liability Company (LLC) legislation;
- Regulatory and legal developments in funds in East Africa; and
- How effective fund structure models for Africa can maximize return on investment.
If you are interested in attending this event, please register your interest by contacting Jacklyne Iminza.
Faizal Bhana › Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
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Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East Africa and India. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised corporates, family offices and families including on their international investment and holding structures.
Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long term mutually beneficial relationships.
Jacklyne Iminza Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, EAVCA
Jacklyne is an Operations Management professional with seasoned experience in strategic business and operational planning, leadership- building, corporate governance, development and implementation of human resource and operational policies, and capacity building training. In her role, Jacklyne is responsible for promoting partnerships between capital allocators and businesses in East Africa by creating linkages within the private capital ecosystem. She specialises in both human and capital mobilisation. Prior to joining EAVCA, she served as the Head of Administration & Operations at E3 Capital (formerly Energy Access Ventures), where she was responsible for monitoring existing processes and analysing their effectiveness including creating strategies to improve productivity and efficiency.
David Lekerai Partner & Head, Corporate, DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates)
David Lekerai is a Partner and Head of the Corporate practice group at DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates). He has a wealth of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate law, commercial law, structured trade finance (including Islamic finance), corporate restructuring and capital markets. David has been involved in many domestic and international transactions involving joint ventures, private equity investments and divestments, corporate reorganizations, and capital raising via equities, debt, and convertible debt instruments.
Leevyn Isabel Business Development Director, Ocorian
Leevyn is a professional who specializes in helping businesses and high net worth individuals to establish their operations and legal structures in the UAE. With over 20 years of experience, in fund, corporate and fiduciary services, Leevyn has built a reputation for providing transparent and practical solutions, that help clients navigate through the complex business and legal landscape of the UAE. Leevyn was Head of Fund Administration for a Mauritian-based investment company before moving to UAE to assist with the setting up of the UAE operations in 2011. He has an in-depth understanding of the local business environment and legal structures, and his expertise and extensive network have proven invaluable to his clients. In addition to his client facing roles, Leevyn acts as subject matter expert on UAE foundations, estate planning and corporate structuring. As a Business Development Director at Ocorian he is also involved in the development of the new products and solutions.