Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons

Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners, Inc.

Richard Parsons, Former Chairman of the Board of Citigroup Inc. and was also Chairman of the Board and CEO of Time Warner, Inc. Mr Parsons was named America’s Best CEO in the entertainment industry by Institutional Investor in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Parsons served as a member of then President-Elect Barack Obama’s Economic Transition Team. More recently, he served as a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. At present he is a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies and is the Chairman of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New NY Education Reform Commission.

Afsane Jetha

Afsane Jetha

Managing Partner & CEO

Afsane Jetha is the Managing Partner & CEO of Alta Semper Capital LLP. 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, investing nearly US$200m across Sub-Saharan Africa. While at Duet, Afsane led the largest private equity transaction into Ethiopia, Dashen Brewery, as well as, sourced and executed on several consumer-facing transactions in Ghana, Uganda and Cote D’Ivoire. 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 which followed 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 being a fourth generation Tanzanian.

Zachary Fond

Vice President

Zachary joined Alta Semper in 2016 as a Vice President. Zachary brings more than eight years of advisory and investing experience to the firm. Prior to joining Alta Semper, Zachary was a Senior Associate at Emerging Capital Partners where he covered infrastructure and consumer / retail investments in Kenya. He worked across the private equity life cycle including fund raising, new investments, portfolio management and exits. Prior to Emerging Capital Partners, Zachary was an M&A Executive at SABMiller and worked on beverage related transactions in South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania. Zachary’s advisory experience was developed within the investment banking divisions of UBS and Goldman Sachs in New York and Johannesburg. He focused on Consumer Products and broader Sub-Saharan Africa.

Zachary has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

Greg Parsons

Greg Parsons

CEO, Semper Capital Management

Greg Parsons, is the CEO of Semper Capital Management, and has been part of Semper Capital since 2008. He also serves on Semper Capital’s Risk Management and Compliance committees. In addition to his role at Semper Capital, Greg is on the Board of Pan African Investment Company, an early-stage venture capital investor in Africa, founded by Mr. Ronald Lauder and Mr. Richard Parsons. Greg is responsible for oversight and portfolio management at PIC. Prior to joining Semper Capital, Greg served as Founding and Managing Member of CP Capital Partners, LP. Previously, he served as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in the Financial Services Group. Greg began his career over 20 years ago. He holds an AB from Princeton University.