Steve is an Associate Principal at Esham Park Limited. He is involved in origination, structuring & fundraising for project finance transactions covering real estate, power & transport infrastructure. He has over 10 years’ investment banking experience in the East African capital markets. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honors) in Economics from Kenyatta University. Steve is also a Certified FAST Financial Modeller under the FAST (Flexible Appropriate Structured Transparent) Standard. He has worked on over 75 financial models and prepared financial feasibility reports cutting across various sectors from Real Estate, Energy to Manufacturing concerns.
Selwyn is a Principal at Barclays Africa and leads the bank’s commercial property finance business in Africa (ex-South Africa). Prior to taking on this role, he was a founding member of the RMB Westport team, leading structuring and corporate management for RMB Westport’s developments in Nigeria. Previously, he co-founded and managed Rand Merchant Bank’s Opportunities in Global Real Estate portfolio. This portfolio had exposure to international property assets exceeding $250 million. Before joining Rand Merchant Bank, Selwyn was a consultant in the Johannesburg office of McKinsey & Company, serving clients in several African jurisdictions. Selwyn is a CFA Charterholder and holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
After gaining his MBA and MSC in Finance from the University of Leicester (UK), he worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to the pan-African Advisory and investment banking boutique, Loita Capital Partners Group, based in Johannesburg. There he assisted cients with their fundraising activities (in multiple sectors including banking, telecoms, logistics) in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2007, Kevin joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team, which was among the first funds focusing on the development of Investment Grade Real Estate in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of new developments, assisted in fund raising for Actis’s 2nd real estate fund. He also led/undertook the sale of 2 major assets i.e. Accra Mall in Ghana and Capital Properties in Tanzania to Offshore buyers and setting the pricing benchmark for Investment Grade properties in Africa.
A member of the Institution of Surveyors in Kenya where he has held committee and chair positions, Nabutola is a former Chair of the Commission 8 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and a trustee at Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA). He completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Land Economy at the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science (MSc) degree at Reading University in the United Kingdom. Mr Nabutola is currently the Regional director for RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Godfrey Tapela is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for investments in the commercial property including affordable housing, retail and tourism sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Godfrey joined IFC in 2001 and previously worked for ABSA Bank, Eskom as a Projects Engineer and for DLV Consulting Engineers and Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers as a Consulting Engineer. He holds a Master in Business Leadership from UNISA, a BSc Electrical Engineering(Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.