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Ziad Oueslati

Founding Partner at AfricInvest


Mr. Oueslati is currently the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest, the first private equity fund management company in the Maghreb and one of the leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Oueslati participated to the structuring and raising of several investment funds targeting the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa totaling about US$ 800 million. He is a board member of several North African and sub-Saharan companies. Mr. Oueslati has structured over 50 investments in Africa in several industrial and service sectors. Between 1990 and 1994 he was head of the Financial Institutions and Capital Markets Department at Citibank, Tunis. 

Mr. Oueslati is a graduate of the engineering college, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris in Paris, France and holds a Master of Sciences in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. Mr. Oueslati is a member of the Board of Amcham Tunisia, PNB-NAPEO Tunisia, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, the African Venture Capital Association, and the Tunisian Venture Capital Association. He is also an Educational Counselor for undergraduates’ recruitment at MIT.

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