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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
20 - 22 June, 2022
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Anwar Harris
Head: Equity Finance & Investments at Standard Bank Group


Anwar is responsible for the Equity Finance and Investment’s platform at Standard Bank. He joined Standard Bank in 2014 where he focused on building an equity financing business initially in South Africa and then expanding into the Bank’s core markets including Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique. In recent years he has played a key role in the development of the Bank’s equity and mezzanine funding strategies which includes backing private equity and venture capital funds as an LP, deploying mezzanine / growth capital across a range of sectors and backing sponsors and management teams across Sub Saharan Africa.

Prior to his current role, Anwar spent 15 years in London specialising in large cap leveraged finance transactions including 7 years at UniCredit and 3 years at Royal Bank of Scotland - he was responsible for origination, structuring and execution of LBO’s across Europe. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cape Town and later joined their Transaction Services team in London.

Anwar holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of Cape Town, is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA).

Agenda Sessions

  • African tech transformation – victory in venture capital