Lisa ThomasManaging Director at Samata Capital
Lisa G. Thomas has dedicated her career to promoting social and economic well-being in emerging markets. She has over a decade of experience in venture capital and private equity investing, strategic planning, governance and operations in emerging markets. She is the Managing Director of Samata Capital, a fund management company dedicated to making private sector investments in small and growing businesses in sub-Saharan Africa that advance opportunities for women and promote gender diversity. An impact investor and seasoned consultant, Lisa brings robust emerging market experience in early stage and growth investing having worked with companies in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caucuses. She is passionate about impact investing with significant expertise in the financial inclusion space including microfinance, small and medium enterprise (SME) lending, deposit mobilization and alternative delivery channels as well as experience in agribusiness, energy services, fintech, health and online marketplaces.