He was appointed as Trustee of the Fund in July 2007. Jacob Kholi is a Partner at The Abraaj Group, a leading private equity investor focused on global growth markets across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Turkey with approximately US$11 billion of assets under management.
Jacob is the Regional Head for Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) and Chief Investment Ofcer for the region. He is responsible for the Group’s US$990 million Africa Fund III. He also manages the Group’s US$381million Africa Fund II as well as the US$50m West Africa Fund. Prior to working for the regional funds, Jacob worked for the rst venture capital/private equity company in SSA outside of South Africa, Venture Fund Management Company (VFMC) now Abraaj Ghana Advisers Limited, managers of Ghana Venture Capital Fund (GVCF) and Enterprise Fund (EF) with total capitalisation of US$10m that focused on small & medium enterprises.
Jacob Kholi is the Chairman of the Group’s SSA regional investment committee and served as a member of the Global Investment Committee of the Abraaj Group for 2 years. He is now a member of the Impact Investment Committee of the Abraaj Group focusing on Healthcare and Clean Energy investments.
Jacob is a qualied Chartered Accountant and trained with KPMG. He also worked for the Shell Group in Ghana. He holds an MSc in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London; Executive Master of Business Administration (International Business) from the Paris Graduate School of Management and a B.Sc (Administration) Accounting degree from the University of Ghana Business School.
Jacob serves on the board of directors of several companies locally and internationally.