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CrossBoundary Advisory Welcomes Three New Partners
15 September 2022—CrossBoundary is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners to lead the firm’s growing investment advisory practice. Nneka Chime, Jad Mneymneh, and Paul Ouma will join Partners Jake Cusack and Thomas Flahive in the leadership of the platform.
“This new partner class reflects the dynamic talent of our expanding firm. These talented leaders each have a proven track record of positive impact on our clients, colleagues, and the communities we serve. Their continued leadership is instrumental to CrossBoundary Advisory’s mission of enabling sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets,” says Jake Cusack.
“The appointment of Jad, Nneka and Paul to CrossBoundary Advisory partnership is recognition of their sustained focus on client service and firm building. They each possess deep expertise in closing complex transactions across a broad range of impactful sectors, including agriculture, health, education, manufacturing, ICT, infrastructure, and clean power,” says Tom Flahive.
The new partners each play key roles in specific geographies and sectors served by CrossBoundary Advisory:
Nneka Chime co-leads CrossBoundary’s Africa investment advisory team, as well as the healthcare sector team. She currently serves on the board of the Corporate Council on Africa and is based in CrossBoundary’s Lagos office. Prior to CrossBoundary, Nneka was a member of the founding team of an impact investment fund focused on Sub-Saharan Africa’s healthcare sector. Nneka has a first-class Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jad Mneymneh leads CrossBoundary’s Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (MENACA) investment advisory team based out of our Dubai office. Prior to CrossBoundary, Jad co-led the establishment and growth of the Albright Stonebridge Group’s MENA practice. He started his career at the Office of Strategic Affairs in Abu Dhabi. Jad holds a Bachelor's in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Paul Ouma co-leads CrossBoundary’s Africa investment advisory team based out of our Nairobi office. Paul started his career with Deloitte in their Financial Advisory practice where he provided advice on business and intangible asset valuations. He also worked for an Africa focused investment manager that invested equity and mezzanine capital across various sectors, as well as for the International Finance Corporation executing debt and equity transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa in the manufacturing and services sectors. Paul has a Bachelor’s in Finance with a minor in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago.
About CrossBoundary Group
CrossBoundary Group is a mission driven investment and advisory firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary Advisory, part of CrossBoundary Group, is a trusted advisor for governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions, helping them unlock mutually beneficial transactions. The firm has over 160 professional staff and offices in Accra, Amman, Bamako, Bangkok, Beirut, Bogota, Chișinău, Dakar, Dubai, Ebene, Erbil, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lagos, London, Nairobi, San Salvador, Tunis, New York City and Washington D.C.
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