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Davinder Sikand

Executive Director at Catalyst Principal Partners


Davinder Sikand is an Executive Director and Investment Committee member at Catalyst Principal Partners, a leading East African mid-market PE firm with over $220m AUM. Davinder has over 30 years’ private equity and financial services experience mainly spanning Africa, but also USA, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining Catalyst, Davinder served as Head of Africa at The Abraaj Group as a key man for raising the $990 million Abraaj Africa Fund in 2014/15. Prior to this he was Deputy CEO for Aureos Capital, where he led its Africa arm, and raised over $500 million in several Africa focused funds. Davinder is also a Founding Partner at Okavango Capital, a newly formed sustainability focused investment manager currently fund raising for its first fund. He chairs Cornerstone Enterprises, an investment company comprised of a group of private investors in Kenya focused on early stage investing.