Senior Portfolio Manager, Venture Programs
Simba is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Market Strengthening team at CCA. He manages a sub-Saharan Africa focussed company portfolio within the Venture Catalyst (VC) program. The VC program provides enterprise-level support to companies across the clean cooking value chain with the aim of enabling impact and financial returns at scale and driving more private sector investment into the sector. Prior to joining CCA Simba was an investment manager at LifeCo UnLtd Investments, an ‘impact first’ investment and enterprise development firm in South Africa. His previous work experience includes various roles in in banking, management consulting, and impact investing sectors over the last 14 years having started his career with Barclays Investment Bank in London. Simba holds an MPhil in Development Finance (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an MSc in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in International Business, Finance and Economics from the University of Manchester in the UK. He is based in Johannesburg.