African PE associations make senior hires

The South and East African private equity members’ groups aim to step up engagement with regulators.

Two African private equity associations have added to their senior management teams.

Tanya van Lill will join the Southern African Venture Capital Association on March 1. She was previously a director at Gordon Institute of Business in Johannesburg. She will succeed Erika van der Merwe who held the role for four years.

The East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has appointed two co-directors. Eva Warigia and Esther Ndeti will serve as heads of policy and investor relations respectively, according to Tanzanian newspaper The Exchange.

Warigia was formerly a senior consultant at africapractice East Africa, a strategy and communication advisory firm. Ndeti was a co-ordinator at The Aspen Institute, a leadership events business.

EAVCA was formed in 2013 and represents regional fund managers’ interests to regulators and governments. It was founded by Abraaj, Actis, Africinvest, Catalyst Principle Partners, Centum, Fanisi Capital and TBL Mirror Fund.