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Jean-Louis Warnholz
Founding Principal & Managing Director at BlackIvy Group


Jean-Louis Warnholz is Founding Principal and Managing Director of the BlackIvy Group, where he focuses on BlackIvy’s growth strategy and development of new business. Anchored in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, BlackIvy is a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to meet the needs of an expanding consumer population, who seek well-built homes, quality healthcare and safe and nutritious food products, and to a growing business sector that seeks industrial infrastructure, efficient logistics and reliable services.

Prior to joining BlackIvy, Mr. Warnholz was a Senior Advisor in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office, focusing on public-private partnerships in emerging markets. He has written extensively on frontier markets for the Financial Times, New York Times and Harvard Business Review, including ‘Now is the Time to Invest in Africa’, co-written with Sir Paul Collier. He holds a Masters in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, where he received the George Webb Medley Prize.

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  • The rapid evolution of long term funds


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