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Philip Walker
Managing Director, Private Equity at Obviam


Philip Walker is Managing Director Private Equity at Obviam an investment manager that is focused on impactful private equity investments in emerging and frontier markets. Philip leads the team responsible for private equity funds selection, with lead responsibility for fund selection and portfolio construction in Africa. He has spent more than 10 years working on impact investments in Africa, conducted more than 20 fund due diligences in Africa resulting in more than USD 250m in commitments to finance first impact strategies including: renewable energy, healthcare, food security, debt capital market development, innovation, fintech, sustainable forestry and job creation. Prior to impact investing, Philip worked in responsible investment and worked for the United Nations where he was a founding member of the team that developed and launched the global framework for ESG investing, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment now backed by USD 70trillion in AUM.

Agenda Sessions

  • The art of manager selection and asset allocation – according to the LPs