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Oscar Silva

Chairman at Davos International Advisory


Oscar is Chairman of Davos International Advisory Ltd, a Mauritius company focused on financial advisory across emerging markets. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Council of TechnoServe, Inc., a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty in 29 countries in Africa and Latin America. He has over 30 years of experience leading investment banking and investment management businesses in emerging markets, having lead transactions with closed value in excess of US $24bn as a senior investment banker at The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Citibank and Bank of Montreal based in London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto. In Africa, his recent experience includes advising three private equity funds on raising US $285mm targeting the small & medium enterprise (SME) sector in Western Anglophone Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), Western Francophone Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) and Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda).  He has also works extensively with a wide range of investment groups in Europe and the Middle East with interests in Africa, including corporate investors, development fund institutions, family offices and funds of funds. 

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