Afsane JethaManaging Partner & CEO at Alta Semper Capital LLP
Afsane Jetha is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alta Semper Capital, a dedicated growth markets private equity manager, which she co-founded in 2015 alongside Ronald Lauder (Chairman of Clinique, Estée Lauder Companies) and Richard Parsons (Former CEO of Time Warner Group). The strategy of Alta Semper is to invest flexible and strategic capital into market-leading business models in the healthcare and consumer sectors across selected growth markets. Prior to founding Alta Semper, Afsane spent nearly five years with the Duet Group as the Managing Director of the firm’s African Private Equity platform. While at Duet, she led the largest private equity transaction into Ethiopia, Dashen Brewery, and sourced and executed several consumer-facing transactions in Ghana, Uganda and Ivory Coast. Prior to Duet, she was at GI Partners where she executed several transactions in the healthcare, consumer and real-estate sectors. Earlier in her career, she was part of the Consumer Team at Permira in London, following her time at Wasserstein Private Equity and Merrill Lynch in New York. Afsane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has strong personal and professional ties to East Africa and is a fourth-generation Tanzanian.