In every phase of project collaboration, PDI partners will work side by side with the client’s management, shareholders and investors to guarantee project success. All PDI partners have extensive experience and skills covering all business development disciplines. The PDI team combines regional presence & experience with financial, organizational, sales and marketing expertise. Each project is individually staffed with a right balance of strategic foresight and qualified implementation.
FERNANDO DOLBETH ASSUNÇÃO
Managing Director, EMEA
Fernando D. Assunção has a strong business development background and spent his career establishing new businesses across Africa and Europe. He maintains an excellent network across the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Managing Partner & Head of Consulting
Bodo H. Kohlenbach is the partner responsible for international fundraising, cross-border M&A projects as well as spin-off programs and innovation management in developing countries.
Managing Partner & Head of M&A
London, United Kingdom
Michael Lim is an internationally experienced specialist in corporate strategy, planning and investment management.
RUI FERREIRA LIMA
Head of Energy & Trading
Rui Ferreira Lima is a Corporate Finance professional with long-term international experience as manager and financial adviser to private investors and developers.
Head of Infrastructure
Christian-Max Pietsch is an internationally experienced management consultant in the fields of business development, lobbying and countertrade in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Advisor of the Executive Board
Cape Town, South Africa
Sol is a detail-oriented investment professional and deal-maker, with more than 15 years’ experience in M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity in Africa. His exposure to sectors such as Energy, TMT and FMCG whilst working in Europe has translated into an extensive global network.
Advisor of the Executive Board
Hiroyuki Itoh is an internationally experienced business professional and entrepreneur in the field of international trading, business development, commercial operations, investment and corporate management. He has experience in many leading industries in the global market.
ELIZABETH M. SERRA
Elizabeth M. Serra has been a senior consultant for the past 15 years. She is also an academic researcher and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as marketing, innovation, brand management, consumer behaviour and sales force management.
Luis Rego’s has a career in the Portuguese financial sector at a senior level dealing with domestic and international corporate business. He is an expert in corporate restructuring, international project finance and trade finance.
With over 20 years of experience in International trade, marketing, business development and international expansion, Nixipt is a highly experienced consultant, based in India.
Morulaganyi Masalila has extensive experience in general business consulting, financial management, start-up business facilitation, government policy advocacy, international business development and investment promotion.
Manuel Barroca is a seasoned practitioner in Corporate Finance. After a career as a corporate banker, he has extensive and highly relevant experience in industrial investments, securing funding, partnership facilitation, insolvency turnarounds and credit recovery of distressed corporations.
Toronto, Canada | Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
With over 20 years of experience in trading and international business development, Jules is a highly experienced business professional, based in Toronto.
FERNANDO MANUEL MONTEIRO
Fernando Manuel Monteiro is specialised on Finance and Tax. He is an experienced consultant with core skills in innovation management, spin-off support and mergers & acquisitions.
Guruswamy is a very seasoned public relations professional with full competency to network and address all groups of people at every level. He has working experience at sea on ships, onshore sourcing / training and crew management. Currently he is interested in developing health care and agriculture in Africa.
JERRY BAMANA KALONJI
Paris, France | Kinhasa, Congo
Jerry is a specialist consultant for various mining and rare mineral markets. He has extensive access to international customers and to governmental agencies. Jerry has worked in responsible positions in the Middle East for the DRC Reconstruction Fund, Ministry of Planning. He was also CEO of Coptraco Ltd. Hong Kong and member of the Board of Directors of various companies operating on a global scale.
Milton Cordeiro has more than 25 years of experience and is specialized in the commercial area. He has worked in the real estate, food and services for oil and gas, consulting and oil and gas companies. He has worked and lived in Portugal, France, Spain and Angola.
ANDRÉ ALEXANDRE SILVA SOUSA
André Sousa is an experienced Management Consultant and Advisor specialised on corporate and market entry strategies. André also led successfully several entry and expansion projects for international companies in Angola.
After 35 years in executive positions in multinational banks and in companies in various industries, Abderrazak is now offering his advice and support to financial institutions and business groups operating or interested in operating in the MENA region and Africa. This covers business development, M&A, governance, risk management, partnerships and debt & equity financing. He is also the chairman in some boards of directors and the chairman of audit committees in other boards.
FRANCISCO SOARES DIAS
Francisco worked for several years in banking & finance. Early in his career, he started his own IT firm. Prior to joining PDI, Francisco worked in the management of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Senegal.
Gofaone Rantshilo is a seasoned business management professional. she has more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of business management, financial management, international development, banking, business consulting, and international trade. she has worked in Botswana, the United Kingdom and in international organizations.
ABÍLIO JOSÉ REMONDES
Abílio José Remondes is a Consultant for several companies in various activity sectors. He is a private equity manager, trading in stocks, stock market indices and derivatives. He has access to a network of real estate companies competent in turnkey project management.
Filipe Costa is an internationally experienced Management Consultant in the field of International Business Development in the South America Region.
Andrea developed relevant professional experience working for international and domestic companies in internal auditing, compliance risk management and finance control and adoption of new technologies. He is specialized in restructuring, cost reduction, due diligence, and preparation of economic scenarios for M & A and extraordinary finance operations.
New York, USA
Eric Odera is a creative and dynamic Public Finance Law Specialist based in New York City. He has been involved in bond issuances and government contracts for the development of various infrastructure projects in New York.
MAXIMILIAN VAN WYK
Johannesburg, South Africa
Maximillian has 25 years’ business development experience in investment banking, trading with financial instruments (MTN & BONDS), oil & gas, and precious metals, within Africa. He also works in the Family Office field in Dubai & USA (Private Investors, Private Equity Firms & Debt Funding).
DR. BENTENBI CHAIB DRAA TANI
Dr. Bentenbi Chaib Draa Tani has devoted more than 20 years to the academic and business networking fields. She has an extensive international network in the Africa & MENA region. An Arabic, French and English speaker, she has travelled worldwide, and has a deep understanding of cross-cultural communications and international business development.
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Gilberto Dambi has been working as a Treasurer in one of the most important construction companies in Angola. He is a Teacher in public and private education institutions as well as a Commercial Director in the Real Estate sector and a Commercial Coordinator in the Oil & Gas Sector.
Moustapha Fall is a highly experienced and pragmatic business leader based in Dakar, Senegal. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Import & Export activities, with full competency in the marketing, procurement and consulting fields, and in entering West African markets.
Ylanga Blinker is specialized in budgeting and has 15 years’ experience with EU finance. She has worked in Consulting, Events, Financial Management and Social Entrepreneurship. She lived and worked in The Netherlands, Suriname, Curaçao and St. Maarten.
Alphons is a business consultant and trainer. He has two years of experience in training start-up business facilitation and mentoring young entrepreneurs. He has a strong background in ICT, business development, project management, team building/leadership, general technical project management, product marketing and financial management.
Over the past 12 years, Munacho Mutezo worked for companies in the manufacturing, services and agricultural sector. He has established various companies in Zimbabwe and has vast experience with the Zimbabwean Economy.