Ashish PatelPartner at Aavishkaar Africa Fund
Ashish Patel has more than 25 years of experience in strategy, operations and investments. He is a founding member and Partner with Aavishkaar Capital in Africa having joined from Abraaj where he was responsible for the firm’s activities in Sub Sahara Africa.
Previously, he was Head of Strategy, Emerging Markets and Corporate Development at AVG Technologies (AVG.N) where he also served as a Board Member. He was a founding member and Managing Director at Intel Capital Europe responsible for all their activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Ashish has been involved with the growth companies for over 20 years having invested and served on a variety of boards including:
- Libstar Holdings Ltd (LBR) – South Africa
- Java House - Kenya
- AVG Technologies (AVG.N) – Czech Republic
- Yandex NV (YNDX) - Russia
- IP.Access Ltd - UK
Ashish qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. He graduated in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.