t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0411
Clemens Calice – Partner
Clemens has over 13 years of investment banking experience at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Throughout his banking career, Clemens focused extensively on the natural resources and commodities sector working in Singapore, New York and London. His expertise includes corporate finance advisory, structured commodity financings, risk management and principal investing.
Clemens has significant experience working in Emerging Markets, including Russia, FSU and Africa, and has executed a number of innovative and novel financings. For example, he structured the first asset-based commodity linked financing in the US power sector following Enron’s collapse and structured one of the largest commodity contract monetizations for an African based oil company. Clemens acted both as underwriter and principal and has made various commodity related investments.
Clemens joined Lion’s Head Global Partners in 2009.
Clemens holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0404
Christopher Egerton-Warburton – Partner
Christopher (Edge) is an expert in the structuring and execution of innovative financing solutions.
Prior to establishing LHGP, Edge spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs within the Debt Capital Markets group. In his last role he was Head of the Sovereign, Supranational and Agency team. He spent six years within the EEMEA emerging markets team, where he worked primarily in Greece, Hungary, Israel, Turkey and South Africa.
In 2002 Edge joined the European Sovereign Financing team, which he headed from 2006, providing vanilla and innovative financing solutions to Goldman Sachs’ leading franchise in this sector. During this time he worked on transactions in Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
He was the lead banker on a new multilateral development institution – The International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), on behalf of the governments of France, Italy, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and the UK.
Edge received an MA in Biochemistry from Christ Church College at Oxford University.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0412
James Doree – Managing Director
James Doree joined Lion’s Head in 2011 as a Director. He provides financial and strategic advice to governments, institutional investors and companies in Frontier Markets across infrastructure, financial services and other high impact sectors.
As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). Through this and other initiatives, he originates and executes transactions across the Continent.
In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering energy, rail and postal sectors.
James was previously a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi. He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0400
Alan Follmar – Managing Director
Alan has 17 years of financing and investment experience with a focus on power and infrastructure and public-private partnerships. During this time he has held positions within the areas of corporate finance advisory, project finance, infrastructure fund management, and also executed advisory mandates on behalf of multilaterals and project host country governments.
In 2016 Alan established the strategy and fully operationalised the European Commision’s ElectriFI programme. In 2017 he assisted a newly created emerging market infrastructure fund with investment strategy and operationalisation issues and also carried out a feasibility study relating to a strategic infrastructure fund for a West African country.
Alan joined Lion’s Head as Managing Director responsible for business operations, supporting development and overseeing certain advisory activities. He was formerly COO of Meridiam Africa, Senior Investment Officer at Proparco, and banker at Natixis and Barclays Capital.
Alan holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle and an MBA from HEC Paris.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0414
Patrick German – Managing Director
Patrick joined Lion’s Head in 2017 and is responsible for the distribution of in-house strategies.
He has worked extensively on both the Buy and Sell sides of the investment industry. He joined LGT Management in 1988 as an Equity Portfolio Manager investing in Asian stock markets, based in Hong Kong for eight years. He then joined UBS as Head of Asian Equity Sales for UK and Europe, based in London. Patrick then co-founded RWC Partners, an absolute return asset management business, in London where he was responsible for the Marketing, building AUM to over US$3bn. After eleven years, the three co-founders sold their share in RWC to Schroders Investment Management to pursue independent projects. Patrick returned to Emerging Markets focusing on Africa, working firstly on a private investment project in Zimbabwe before joining Imara Asset Management to market their African equity strategies.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0408
Kate Antrobus, CFA – Executive Director
Kate is an Executive Director at Lion’s Head Global Partners. She focuses on the intersection between the public and private sectors, acting as advisor to a range of development finance institutions, industry corporates, governments in low- and middle-income countries and entrepreneurs. Kate was previously part of the Global Health Investment Fund management team, joining LHGP from J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Kate is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a dual degree Masters from Columbia University in New York and the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford. Kate has spent time living and working in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
Harry Guinness – Executive Director
Harry joined Lion’s Head in 2012 as a Director. He provides technical expertise and strategic advice to a range of clients looking to develop innovative financing strategies, with a focus on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and financial inclusion.
Harry was an International Fellow at Columbia University in New York where he completed a Masters degree focused on international energy finance and policy. Through that programme, Harry consulted to UNEP on clean energy access and enterprise development in Haiti and a range of energy access impact investors including E+Co, Embark Energy.
During 2011, Harry was as a Summer Associate at Developing World Markets, a leader in linking microfinance to global capital markets. Harry spent two years in the Clinton Climate Initiative’s London team, structuring sustainable energy projects for local governments, manufacturers, service providers and financiers and leading the outdoor lighting retrofit program. Harry has a BA in Linguistics from Yale University.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0400
Dan Hughes – Executive Director
Dan joined Lion’s Head as an Executive Director in 2017. He provides strategic advice and technical expertise to a range of clients, with a focus on emerging markets and the Middle East. Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Dan spent over 20 years with the British Army, working predominantly as a senior strategist and policy advisor in the UK Ministry of Defence, advising Ministers and senior leadership and on the appropriate military support to UK’s Foreign Policy objectives.
Having served operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dan used his experience of the Middle East to plan the response of UK Special Forces to 9/11, the deployment of UK military effort in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of UK forces from Iraq. In his last role he was the Assistant Head of Strategy for the UK Ministry of Defence, responsible for implementing a framework for the delivery of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Dan is a graduate of the UK Joint Command and Staff Course and has an MA in International Relations and Affairs from King’s College, London.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0411
Alexander Maletz – Executive Director
Alex is an Executive Director at Lion’s Head specialising in infrastructure and corporate finance across frontier capital markets.
Alex has advised on the execution of M&A deals in East Africa and structured infrastructure funds for multilaterals as well as African Governments. He is particularly focused on French speaking countries and has closed several corporate investments in the XOF monetary zone.
His clients include developed and emerging market governments, multilaterals, corporates and foundations. He has worked with the World Bank Group, African Development Bank, FSD Africa, Rift Valley Holdings, Private Infrastructure Development Group, Africa50, DfID, UK Foreign Office, KfW, DBSA, AgDevCo and TMEA.
Before joining Lion’s Head, Alex worked in infrastructure finance at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Bank and as a consultant for TechnoServe as well as LGT Venture Philantropy.
Alex holds an MSc. in Management from HEC Paris as well as an MA in Public Management from Sciences Po Paris.
t: +254 723 412 953
Leonard Mathu – Executive Director
Leonard has valuable experience in sourcing, structuring and financing of transactions across Sub-Sahara Africa. He was previously Investment Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of an investment company in Kenya where he was involved in various projects including; power projects in Tanzania and Nigeria, agribusiness across multiple countries in Sub Sahara Africa, oil & gas services in Nigeria, telecoms in Nigeria, real estate and financial services in Kenya.
In 2007, Leonard joined Cable & Wireless in the Cayman Islands. Prior to that, he was an associate with a boutique Venture Capital firm in Minneapolis where he was involved in the commercialization of a renewable energy project as well as building a business plan for a medical device and diagnostic start-up.
Leonard graduated from United States International University, Nairobi with a BSc. in International Business and holds an MBA from Carlson School of Management in Minnesota, USA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0403
Gaia De Battista – Director
Gaia is a Director at Lion’s Head specializing in Climate and WASH finance. She has advised both private and public sector clients on various projects across the climate finance spectrum, from Green Bonds to Carbon Tax Policy, and brings expertise in innovative financing structures to development projects.
Gaia joined Lion’s Head from Vivid Economics where she focused on climate finance and policy, advising a range of clients, from large industry corporates to DFIs and governments, on the economic impact of policy, climate risk and the structuring of funds. Prior to this she worked at Goldman Sachs as a Credit Risk Analyst.
Gaia has a Masters (First Class Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London and a Graduate Diploma (Merit) in Economics from the London School of Economics.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0413
Brock Hoback – Director
Brock joined Lion’s Head in 2015 and works primarily in African capital markets on behalf of the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). He provides expertise in financial institution assessment and regulation, microfinance and project finance.
Before joining Lion’s Head, Brock was a consultant working closely with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and its national partners in Nigeria to strengthen the country’s microfinance and microinsurance sectors. He has also worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and MEDA.
Brock has an MSc (Distinction) in Risk and Finance from the London School of Economics and Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
t: +254 722 247 820
Chris Kandie – Director
Chris is a director at Lion’s Head based in Nairobi. He provides expertise in transaction advisory and structuring with a focus on public sector and infrastructure finance.
Chris has a wealth of experience from working in the financial consulting and banking sectors in East Africa. He joined LHGP from Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services team in Kenya providing infrastructure finance, PPP, M&A and transaction support services.
Chris holds a BSc. Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing his MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.
t: +254 720 000924
Winnie Karanja – Director
Winnie is a director at Lion’s Head, managing the ALCB fund Technical Assistance Facility. Her core expertise is in impact investment and innovative financing transaction facilitation, and corporate finance transaction structuring.
Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Winnie worked as a financial analyst at Dalberg Capital (D.Capital Partners), an impact investing advisory firm that facilitates investments that catalyse economic and social change. At Dalberg Capital (D.Capital Partners), she was involved in facilitating investments and structuring innovative financing solutions in various sectors including agriculture, health care and education.
She also has previous work experience as a corporate finance analyst with I&M Burbidge Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm based in East Africa that specializes in advising businesses in the region on capital raising transactions.
Winnie holds a Bachelor of commerce degree in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and is a Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (CIFA – K).
Mary Mwaura – Director
Mary is a part of Lion’s Head Finance team, focused on financial management, reporting and internal controls. Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Mary was an external auditor at KPMG Kenya where she carried out financial statement audits and assurance engagements across a variety of clients within different industries.
Mary holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town and a BSc degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi. She is also a Chartered Accountant.
t: +254 718 222 502
Leon Ong’onge – Director
Leon joined Lion’s Head as an Analyst in 2015. He focuses on capital markets, and financing for utilities and infrastructure.
Prior to Lion’s Head, Leon was an economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya, where he carried out research on international trade issues like the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, and the Tri-Partite Free Trade Agreement. Leon has also previously worked at a Swiss NGO focusing on trade, and at a Pan-African online news company based in Washington, DC.
Leon holds a BA degree in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University.
t: +234 8067974218
Olamide Edun – Director
Olamide joined Lion’s Head as a Director in 2017 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Before joining Lion’s Head, Olamide worked as a member of the investment team at Synergy Capital Managers, a private equity fund focused on providing equity and equity-linked investments to SME companies operating in Nigeria and Ghana. Olamide’s experience in Nigeria also includes consulting projects for State Governments and Government sponsored institutions. Prior to this, Olamide worked at Moelis & Company, advising UK and European funds and corporates on debt restructuring and recapitalisation transactions.
Olamide holds a BA in Classics from Balliol College, Oxford.
t: +254 726 702 176
Geoffrey Wahome – Director
Geoffrey joined Lion’s Head in 2016. He provides back-office support to and conducts portfolio analysis for the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). He also offers expertise in other advisory-related areas especially within the financial inclusion space.
Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Geoffrey worked at Old Mutual Securities, an affiliate company of UAP Old Mutual Group, as a Regional Equities Trader covering East Africa, having transitioned from a previous role as an investment analyst. He also worked with the wider Group (Old Mutual Kenya) in the financial management and reporting unit.
Geoffrey graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Commerce degree (Finance specialization) and is currently pursuing his MBA studies at the United States International University – Africa. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
Felix Brand – Associate
Felix is an Associate at Lion’s Head. He focuses on renewable energy, as applied both in on- and off-grid settings, infrastructure, and fund structuring. His work involves both project finance and corporate transactions.
Felix joined having completed his MSc with Distinction in Carbon Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, focusing his thesis work on off-grid solar energy financing structures in East Africa. Felix has also worked in renewables at developers and manufacturers based in Switzerland and Denmark, where he focused on energy policy and its effect on both domestic solar as well as utility-scale wind power.
Felix also holds an MA with Honours from the University of Edinburgh in International Relations.
Makhtar Gueye – Associate
Makhtar joined Lion’s Head in 2015 and works with the African Local Currency Bond Fund primarily in francophone Africa. He also offers expertise in advisory areas concerning especially to financial and capital markets, or economics related. Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Makhtar was a Financial Analyst at UMOA-Titres, the West African regional agency, in the issuance and management of sovereign bonds in the West African Monetary Union. He has also worked as an Assistant Economist at the African Development Bank.
Makhtar holds a Bachelor in Economics and Management and a Masters in Economics and Financial Engineering from the University of Rennes 1.
Marilia Martins – Associate
Marília is an Associate at Lion’s Head, focusing on sovereign debt advisory and innovative finance for global health and education.
Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Marília worked with fundraising and business development at Simprints, a nonprofit tech start-up providing low-cost biometric systems for improved service delivery in developing countries. Before moving to the UK, she co-founded a social enterprise in Brazil, Colibrii, that focuses on women’s empowerment. Other work experience includes management consulting at Deloitte, monitoring and evaluation at a Brazilian State Government, and Corporate Social Responsibility at Tata in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Marília holds a BA and MSc in Economics, and an MPhil in International Development from the University of Cambridge. Alongside Lion’s Head, she is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing her research on innovative financing in the context of international development; particularly on the impact of results-based financing in the delivery of aid.
Likki Pitzen – Associate
Likki is an Associate at Lion’s Head focusing on finance for energy, clean tech, sustainability and health.
Before joining Lion’s Head, she worked on energy tariff reform and results-based finance with the World Bank Energy and Extractives GP in Jakarta and on project finance with IFC Advisory in Washington DC. Prior to this, she advised on private sector engagement for business-driven, ICT-based solutions in health and sustainability with the German Development Agency GIZ (Unit for Private Sector Cooperation) in Berlin.
Before dedicating herself to finance in a developing market context, Likki monitored OEM market developments in South and South-East Asia with Bosch Japan and worked in trade support at the German Trade Office Taipei. Likki studied Economics, Business and China Studies at Hamburg University and further specialized in environmental and economic policies for sustainable development in Asia at Lund University.