Capital of Africa

Ahovi Kponou

Our highly experienced investment team has worked together realising significant value for investors spanning over 20 years. 
They have managed investments on behalf of major African corporations, Family Office, Private Capital and Private Equity managers. 

Operating Partner

Mr. Kponou has a multi-faceted financial services background with over 20 years’ experience in buy-side investing, investment banking and entrepreneurship.

As a principal within the Coronation Group, he provides support services to Coronation Capital as an Operating Partner in the areas of portfolio management, analytic support and investor relations.  He joined Coronation Capital and the Group in 2015 and has monitored various investments including Coronation Merchant Bank, Petralon Energy and Wapic Insurance. He has invested in or advised companies throughout developed markets in North America/Europe as well as emerging/frontier markets in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia and the Middle East. As an investment professional, he has 15 years of buy-side experience investing across the capital structure in private equity, distressed debt and public equity opportunities in a variety of industries. He has worked at private equity firms including PanAfrican Investment Co. and Oak Hill Partners, at hedge funds including Outpost Partners and Para Advisors LLC and at investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

He earned his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Finance and International Business, he has an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems and a BA in Quantitative Economics also from Stanford University.