Our Advisors complement the expertise of Serengeti’s investment professionals, providing us with additional operational and strategic insights. All have held leading positions in major corporations and public agencies worldwide, and they are crucial to our success. Our Advisors will serve on the boards of our portfolio companies and will help us source and evaluate new investment opportunities. Advisors include:
Dr. Paul Acquah
Mr. Ishmael Yamson
Richmond Agbesi

Richmond Agbesi

Richmond Agbesi is Head of Finance and Administration for Serengeti. He is based in Accra, Ghana.

Since joining the firm in 2008, Richmond has been responsible for developing and managing compliance and reporting functions. His ongoing responsibilities include tax planning, financial reporting, managing the firm’s IT platform, and assisting in various aspects of due diligence. Prior to joining Serengeti, Richmond was an Audit Manager with Andah & Andah Chartered Accountants, a well-known Ghanaian firm of Chartered Certified Accountants. At Andah & Andah he led and participated in teams that undertook various assignments in leading Ghanaian companies including, Western Telesystems (now Airtel), Labadi Beach Hotel, Super Paper Products Company Ltd., Centre Properties Limited, Computer Frontiers International (Gh) Limited and Tri-Star Insurance Services.

Richmond obtained a BSc from the University of Ghana, Legon, is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK, and holds a Securities Industry Certificate from the Ghana Stock Exchange.

Iris Asaase

Iris is a Senior Associate at Serengeti Capital Partners.

She has over 10 years of financial advisory and investment experience in sub-Saharan Africa. She is responsible for managing aspects of the principal investment portfolio of Serengeti. She is also responsible for drafting and appraising information memorandums for companies, business plans, and financial models for clients and prospective clients.

Iris holds an MSc. in Investment Management from Coventry University and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon.