J Eric Wright - Advocate
Africa Venture Partners
Eric has been living in Africa for over 20 years and has extensive experience as an investor, and entrepreneur, in over 30 African countries. Mr. Wright is currently the CEO of Africa Venture Partners, a pan-African investment and strategic advisory firm, based in Johannesburg. Eric has also founded or co-founded TowerShare, a Dubai-based wireless infrastructure company, Accelon, a Nigeria-based broadband company, Gold Coast Securities, a Ghana-based investment bank, and ExcelerateAfrica, a Silicon Valley based technology incubator. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Eric was the head of private equity for Citigroup South Africa, and an investment banking in the US.
Eric is passionate about entrepreneurship in the emerging markets, and how technology can be used to scale new business models.
Africa Venture Partners - Chairman TowerShare - Co-founder, CFO Accelon - Co-founder Citigroup South Africa - Head of Private Equity PwC - Management Consultant Gold Coast Securities - Co-founder Security Pacific Merchant Bank - Investment Banking
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - MBA University of Southern California - BS, Finance & Economics