Mr. Patrick Oketa is the Associate Director for Portfolio at Acumen in East Africa. He leads and guides the team in shaping Acumen's portfolio strategy, management process, team and influence in East Africa. Patrick bears a wealth of experience in private equity, project financing, project cycle management, and a practical understanding of how resources can best flow to those who need them most.
Over the last 15 years, he has worked with various projects and entrepreneurs to deliver practical financial and social value and added innovative solutions to their businesses across Africa. Patrick joined Acumen from the Uganda Development Bank where he was the Director of Development Finance, a position that allowed him to oversee the development and improvement of credit, risk management and customer service at the largest government owned bank in Uganda. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Pearl Capital Partner - a fund manager that focuses on investments in the Agribusiness value chain in East and southern Africa. In the past, Patrick was the Chief Investment Officer of the African Agricultural Capital and also worked as the international fund manager Actis where he was responsible for the administration of the $100 million Actis Agribusiness Fund. He began his banking career at the East African Development Bank where he worked for 5 years in Uganda and Kenya in various capacities.
Patrick attained an honors degree from Makerere University, an MBA from the University of Nairobi and holds an MA in Banking and Finance from Middlesex University.
Mr. Patrick Oketa, Associate Director
Acumen East Africa
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