Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Catalyst Principal Partners LLC
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Partner at Abraaj Capital Ltd.

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Managing Director at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Non-Executive Chairman, Investment Committee at VGF Advisers (UK) LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at Jamii Bora Bank Ltd.

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Former Managing Director at East African Breweries Ltd.

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Senior Advisor at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Former Finance Director at Bamburi Cement Co. Ltd.

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Former Chief Investment Officer at International Finance Corp.

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Financial Manager at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Paul Kavuma
Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC
Education
M.B.A Finance
Class of 1993

Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is a school.

BA in Economics & Engineering
Class of 1990

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

M.B.A Finance
Class of 1993

SC Johnson College of Business is a school.

MBA

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It was founded in 1946 and renamed in 1984 after Samuel Curtis Johnson, founder of S.C. Johnson & Son, following his family's $20 million endowment gift to the school in his honor—at the time, the largest gift to any business school in the world. The school is housed in Sage Hall and supports 59 full-time faculty members. There are about 600 Master of Business Administration (MBA) students in the full-time two-year and Accelerated MBA programs and 375 Executive MBA students. The school counts over 11,000 alumni and publishes the academic journal Administrative Science Quarterly.

Memberships
Member
2008 - 2010

The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is comprised of highly successful entrepreneurial leaders with a focus on values and sights on creating a better society. In being a part of a global network with access to some of the most talented like-minded individuals around the world and the support of the Aspen Institute, these leaders are able to help each other to become more deliberate and impactful in their efforts to make their communities, societies, and the world a better place.

Fellow, Africa Leadership Initiative East Africa
2008 - 2010

Africa Leadership Initiative is well known that Africa continues to face social and economic challenges. Africa Leadership Initiative is also evident that the unfortunate trend can only be reversed through enlightened African leaders, who are eager to address and solve our continental issues, through strong values and unwavering integrity. It was for this reason that the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) was formed in 2003.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

Catalyst provides strategic and operational input to its investee companies. The firm specializes in strategic equity investments in growing regional businesses and also actively pursues replacement capital investments that provide partial or full exits for existing shareholders seeking liquidity or considering shifts in the business strategies.They actively manage their portfolio to build value and generate superior returns over the investment horizon by designing investment structures and incentives that align dynamic management teams with investors’ objectives, driving performance and proactive portfolio management, strengthening management and operational capabilities, leveraging its regional and international network of industry experts and specialist resources and enhancing the governance environment.They partner with extensive global network of credible co-investors, industry experts and management resources to add significant value to the investments.

Head of East Africa Private Equity
Tenure Unconfirmed
Founder
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee
Current

Catalyst provides strategic and operational input to its investee companies. The firm specializes in strategic equity investments in growing regional businesses and also actively pursues replacement capital investments that provide partial or full exits for existing shareholders seeking liquidity or considering shifts in the business strategies.They actively manage their portfolio to build value and generate superior returns over the investment horizon by designing investment structures and incentives that align dynamic management teams with investors’ objectives, driving performance and proactive portfolio management, strengthening management and operational capabilities, leveraging its regional and international network of industry experts and specialist resources and enhancing the governance environment.They partner with extensive global network of credible co-investors, industry experts and management resources to add significant value to the investments.

Non-Executive Director
Current

Jamii Bora Bank Ltd. provides banking services. It offers digilife, money transfer, mobile banking, LPO financing, insurance premium financing, and insurance solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Non-Executive Director
Prior - 2009

Development Finance Co. of Uganda Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of commercial banking, term lending, lease, and mortgage financing through its subsidiary DFCU Bank Ltd. It operates through the dfcu Limited and dfcu Bank Limited segments. The dfcu Limited segment comprises of holding activities. The dfcu Bank Limited segment provides commercial banking products and services. The company was founded on May 14, 1964 and is headquartered in Kampala, Uganda.

Member, Executive Committee
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Events
Speaker
Washington, DC, United States
13th Annual IFC Global Private Equity Conference

IFC's Annual Global Private Equity Conference is a two-day main conference forum—attended by over 875 representatives of the industry's leading institutional investors and fund managers, including over 320 LPs—is the keystone to a week of events in Washington, D.C. focusing on EM PE investing.

Speaker
Cape Town, South Africa
10th Annual AVCA Conference

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