Board of Directors
"It is clear that this is Africa's time and we are proud to be a part of that story."
Frank Mosier is a lead investor in Rendeavour and the non-executive chairman of the board of directors. With over 20 years of experience in emerging markets, Frank is also the founder and head of investments of Kazimir Partners, the emerging markets investment firm. Kazimir Partners manages investments in public and private equity and real estate in emerging and frontier markets with a focus on Emerging Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Originally from Pennsylvania, Frank holds a B.A. in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College.
Founder and CEO
"Quite simply, we are building Africa's Urban Future."
Stephen has been living and working in emerging markets for more than 20 years. He is a pioneer of capital markets in Central & Eastern Europe and Africa, responsible for over $200 billion of investment into these regions.
Stephen founded the Renaissance Group in 1995, to build investment banking, securities sales and trading, asset management, and consumer finance businesses across Central & Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.
Producing more than 3,000 research reports on Africa, Renaissance’s notable achievements on the continent include the first IPOs on several African exchanges.
"Our experience in Africa is unparalleled among developers and financial services businesses."
Rotimi has been involved in private equity, venture capital and investment banking for more than 20 years, with the African Capital Alliance and Renaissance Group, of which he was CEO of West Africa. He also served as Group Head of Ecobank Capital Nigeria, with responsibility for all of the Nigerian capital market businesses and group real estate.
Rotimi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, served as the first president of the Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (VCAN), and was Chairman of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA).
David Kippen is an investment banker with a background in mergers and acquisitions, as well as a principal investor. David has been based in New York, San Francisco and London, where he has focused on TMT and energy and industrial sectors globally with Credit Suisse First Boston, JPMorgan Chase, and UBS. Over the past 20 years, he has completed over 40 M&A transactions (valued in aggregate over $30 billion), as well as private and public, debt and equity financings in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. David is also a private investor and corporate strategy and development consultant on cross border ventures and growth stage companies, and has acted as an interim CFO. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal, and a Masters of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins/SAIS in Washington DC.
Stuart has had an extensive investment banking career, specializing in ECM and Corporate Finance/M&A. He has worked in London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne, holding senior executive positions variously with CSFB, SBC, Nomura and Societe Generale. Stuart holds an LLB from Victoria University, Wellington, and an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University)/HKUST. He is also admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
Head, West Africa
"Rendeavour is creating new urban paradigms across Africa."
Yomi is a New York qualified attorney with significant legal and business experience across three continents, including corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions and urban land development projects. Yomi has been with Rendeavour since its inception and prior to that worked with Renaissance Capital and Renaissance Partners.
Yomi started his career in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then Latham & Watkins. He has a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Gary P. Kaplan
Gary P. Kaplan is an international tax lawyer, most recently serving as a partner at the global law firm, Sidley Austin LLP. Gary left Sidley to pursue an MPA degree from Harvard University in 2016.
Gary has long been an active investor in emerging markets and has served on the boards of directors of several investment funds.
As a cross-border tax lawyer, Gary taught as an adjunct in the graduate tax program at New York University School of Law, guest lectured at Stanford Law School and the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, and presented frequently at national and international tax conferences.