Tom is a capital markets development and strategy specialist.equity as running businesses.
Recent work includes the Capital Markets Modernization Project in Azerbaijan, strategy for Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and business plans for links and synergy across southern Africa for the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE).
Hands-on management includes five years as General Manager of the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) during an early period of very fast growth, where he designed strategy and built the exchange’s organizational capacity and systems to implement it. Trading volumes and value and the number of broking firms and listed companies soared and Tom worked closely with policy-makers and the regulator and helped build public awareness. His strategic interests included a pioneering link between the NSX trading and brokerage systems to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and as a founder of CoSSE to help exchanges work together including harmonization..
Other experience features investment banking and private equity with Nedcapital Namibia, such as public-private partnerships, private equity, M&A and black economic empowerment transactions. He helped set up an innovative investment firm in Ethiopia, where he also worked on consulting and training with Ernst & Young. Overall he lived in Namibia and Ethiopia for 19 years. Other experience includes working with a Fair Trade company in UK and Japan on strategy, investor relations, social impact reporting and capital-raising for 14 years and involvement in SMEs as investor, adviser and manager, including turnarounds.
He is a passionate communicator and a professional journalist for 30 years and enjoys analysis, research and writing, as well as training and speaking. Publications include editing www.AfricanCapitalMarketsNews.com since 2009 and writing for a range of international magazines on African business and capital markets. He also enjoys training and facilitates many leading capital markets conferences in London and in Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Johannesburg, Washington DC and Windhoek.
Academics include Master in Business Leadership (equivalent to MBA) at the University of South Africa; MA and BA Hons at Oxford University (Literae Humaniores – classics), journalism (Wales) and stock-broking (South Africa). He is a Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC) in UK and of the US-based Institute of Stock Exchange Executives Emeriti.
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