Afsane JethaManaging Partner & CEO at Alta Semper
Afsane Jetha is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alta Semper Capital, a dedicated growth markets private equity manager, which she co-founded in 2015 alongside Ronald Lauder (Chairman of Clinique, Estée Lauder Companies) and Richard Parsons (Former CEO of Time Warner Group). The strategy of Alta Semper is to invest flexible and strategic capital into market-leading business models in the healthcare and consumer sectors across selected growth markets. Since inception, the firm has invested in the market-leading medicated cosmetics / low-acuity generic Pharma company in Egypt (Macro Pharma), the largest pharmacy chain in Nigeria (HealthPlus) and the largest group of oncology and radiology clinics in Morocco (Oncologie et Radiologie du Maroc - ODM). Prior to founding Alta Semper, Afsane spent nearly five years with the Duet Group as the Managing Director of the firm’s African Private Equity platform. Previously, she was at GI Partners where she executed several transactions in the healthcare, consumer and real-estate sectors. Earlier in her career, she was part of the Consumer Team at Permira in London, following her time at Wasserstein Private Equity and Merrill Lynch in New York. Afsane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has strong personal and professional ties to East Africa and is a fourth-generation Tanzanian.