Based in Dar es Salaam, Mr. Elliot represents the GIIN in East Africa with a focus on Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. He is passionate about strengthening the impact investing community’s voice and influence across the region, with the aim of increasing both deal flow and awareness of the sector’s methods and objectives. Most recently, he has consulted for the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, evaluating business ideas with the potential to augment rural household incomes.
Mr. Elliot holds extensive experience in frontier market investment strategy, having led projects in more than 15 sub-Saharan countries on behalf of the most influential companies operating in Africa. He is currently Managing Partner at the pan-African advisory firm, Sofala Partners. Previously, he served as General Manager at Africa Practice, running the company’s Tanzania country office, in addition to advising two of South Africa’s largest financial institutions, Old Mutual and Standard Bank.
Early in his career, Mr. Elliot worked in the office of the Director of Strategy at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations Development Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Mr. Elliot can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org