Amina is passionate about supporting vibrant, investor-friendly private sectors across Africa. She currently leads company origination for SPHEIR.org.uk which funds innovation in higher education across global emerging markets. She has invested in and managed portfolios across Africa from tech start-up seed rounds to large pan-African funds. At CDC Group she helped to manage a USD 2bn portfolio of private equity funds with over 600 companies across Africa and at Standard Chartered Bank she advised clients on African macro-economics and financial markets. Amina is a co-founder of the Africa Women’s Circle, a network of over 300 women in London who are driving change across the continent.