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Johannes Gunnell

Commercial Director at Maris


Johannes Gunnell joined Maris in 2010 following seven years at UBS working in global equities in London and Amsterdam. He was a partner at Maris Capital, interim CFO for Maris Ltd and is now in charge of new investments and major expansions at Maris Ltd. Maris Capital was founded in 2009 as a venture capital fund, focused on post-conflict frontier markets in Eastern and Southern Africa. Maris Capital invested in 14 businesses across Mozambique, Angola, South-Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya & Zimbabwe, generating 28% gross IRR before converting to an investment holding company in 2014. Maris Ltd has since further expanded into DRC, Rwanda & Burundi and operates out of central hubs in Nairobi & Maputo. Johannes is part of the executive team and also sits on the board of Tatepa, a Tanzanian tea & avocado company, and Untu Capital, a Zimbabwean microfinance business.

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