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iHub By Jessica Colaço / July 29, 2011

Thomas C. Barry Talk – President and CEO of Zephyr Management


Thomas C. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an investment management company which he founded in 1994.  Zephyr has sponsored thirteen specialized investment funds with approximately US $2 billion in committed capital.  Zephyr’s private equity funds currently invest in Africa (Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management Company) and India.  Zephyr’s marketable securities funds invest in stock markets of developing countries.
In Africa, Zephyr Management has been a pioneer in private equity since 1994 when the firm sponsored the first offshore private equity fund in South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela, South Africa Capital Grown Fund, with IFC as a lead investor.  The IFC was also a lead investor in Pan-African Investment Partners, 2003, $125 million in committed capital and Pan-African Investment Partners II, 2009, $492 in committed capital.  Kingdom Zephyr has offices in Johannesburg, Accra, Lagos, London and New York. Additionally, Zephyr Capital were the first to invest in Celtel Africa, along with Mo Ibrahim.

Prior to founding Zephyr, Mr. Barry was President and CEO of Rockefeller & Co., the investment management arm of the Rockefeller family, from 1983 to 1993.  Previously, Mr. Barry was employed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. from 1969 to 1982, where among other responsibilities he was President of T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund and Director of Research.

Mr. Barry received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1969 and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1966 where he majored in Latin American Studies.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

On the 6th of August, we will have Tom Barry, for a talk, from 2:00pm -4:00pm at the iHub in Nairobi.

To attend this talk, please register here

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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