ROBERT HERSOV FOUNDER INVEST AFRICARobert Hersov, 55, is a South African entrepreneur, senior executive and private investor based in London. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO (and founder) of Invest Africa, Chairman and Partner (and founder) of African Capital Investments, Chairman of the VistaJet Advisory Board, and Chairman (and founder) of Adoreum Partners. Hersov’s grandfather, Bob Hersov, founded AngloVaal, one of Southern Africa’s largest mining and industrial companies, which his father, Basil Hersov, ran from 1973 to 2001. Rob has been a member of many public and private boards and owns many companies in the resource, media/marketing, luxury and finance sectors. Rob has been focused on investing in Africa, a continent close to his heart given his upbringing and family ties. He was the founder of Invest Africa andinvestments on the continent and has close relationships with businesses across different African regions. In May 2013, Rob saw an opportunity to create a platform for the growing number of individuals becoming involved in pan-African investments and founded Invest Africa. Invest Africa was founded with the specific purpose of delivering on the demand for high quality relationships within growing African markets amongst the business community. The private club has amassed over 300 high level members in just 12 months and has launched operations in London, New York, Johannesburg, Geneva, Zurich and Dubai. He also founded African Capital Investments to build an Africa-focused investment platform. Rob received a B.B.S. from the University of Cape Town and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is married, with four children. has been a driving force behind Sapinda Group’s direct investments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Invest Africa was founded in 2013 as a platform for business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to gain insight and exposure to information and opportunities from Africa. We are a network of decision makers at top global organizations, fund managers, private investors, family offices, entrepreneurs, and policy makers – all with a common interest in Africa. Our vision is to be a global private members club with a multi-service platform for access and investment into Africa. Our heart is for Africa and we are excited to see what the future holds for Invest Africa and our incredible continent, Africa!

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