David Damiba has 25 years of finance experience with an extensive African fund management, portfolio construction and risk management track record covering all asset classes. David was until June 2018 a Partner at Helios Investment Partners, where he co-founded and co-led the firm’s activities in African mezzanine and structured credit. In that capacity, David originated, led, structured and executed a variety of transactions targeting equity-like returns with significant structural downside protection and an emphasis on yield and self-liquidation. Prior to joining Helios in 2012, David was a Managing Director and founder of Africa Funds at Renaissance Asset Managers (UK). David Damiba ’s particular area of focus at Renaissance was on solutions tailored for the individual needs of target companies. David has a BA in Economics from New York University (NYU) and an MBA with a focus on finance from INSEAD.