People

▸ Management Team

Pål Dale – Managing Director

Pål Dale co-founded the Voxtra Foundation in 2008 and then initiated the Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund in 2011. Previously, he worked for five years as a management consultant in The Boston Consulting Group. He is also trained as an officer in the Norwegian Army, and has served in the NATO operation in Bosnia & Herzegovina. He holds an MSc in Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Kyle Denning – Investment Consultant

Kyle Denning joined Voxtra in 2017 as a consultant engaged part time. He has lived in Nairobi full time since 2010, initially focusing on the development and financing of grid-connected renewable energy projects and building a project finance advisory firm. Additionally, he has invested into and subsequently developed various agribusiness across Kenya, most notably what would become the leading coconut processor in the country. Kyle holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and a BBA in International Business and Finance from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Kyle is presently representing Voxtra on the Board of Brioche Ltd.

Joel Wanjohi – Investment Manager

Joel Wanjohi joined Voxtra in August 2015. Previously he spent 9 years at Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), a leading Development Financial Institution in Kenya. His prior role at ICDC was as a Principal Investment Officer, overseeing the Corporation’s equity and debt investments. He holds an MSC-Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and participates in the CFA® program.

Morten Henriksen – Finance Manager

Morten Henriksen has more than 30 years of experience from finance management from investment companies, including family offices L. Gill-Johannessen AS and Astrup Fearnley AS, and from corporate banking with Nordea. He holds a Postgraduate degree from BI Norwegian Business School.

▸ Board of Directors

Kim Wahl – Chairman

Kim Wahl is owner and Chairman of the Board of the investment firm Stromstangen AS since 2009. He is co-founder of the European private equity firm IK Investment Partners (formerly Industri Kapital). IK was founded in London in 1989 and Mr. Wahl was the company’s Partner and Deputy Chairman for 20 years. Prior to this he worked for Goldman Sachs in London and New York and for the Trade Commission of Norway in New York. Kim Wahl has served on the Board of Directors of European companies across a number of industries. He is presently board member of DNB Bank ASA and UPM Kymmene. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor in Economics from University of San Diego.

Stig Grimsgaard Andersen – Board Member

Stig Grimsgaard Andersen is Executive Chair and Partner of Holmen Industri AS, and chairs the boards of several companies including, Grieg Investor ASA, Silver Pensjonsforsikring AS and Goodtech ASA. He has previously been CEO of Aon Norden. He holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Cecilie Andersland – Board Member

Cecilie Andersland is the General Manager of Gamma Capital AS. She is a board member of several of the investment management companies within the Sector Asset Management Group. She has previously worked for Deloitte/Coopers & Lybrand, Sparebanken NOR, Europay Norge and Sector Asset Management. She is a graduate in Business Administration and Finance from University of Utah, USA.

Tom Bergesen – Board Member

Tom Bergesen is a private investor with engagements in shipping, trade, real estate and other industries.

Hans Furuholmen – Board Member

Hans is the investment director of Furuholmeninvest. He has experience from investment banking, Credit Suisse in London, and private equity, EQT Partners AB in Stockholm, as well as operational experience from Findus AB in London. He is trained as an officer in the Norwegian army. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from Boston University.

Wollert Hvide, Jr. – Board Member

Wollert Hvide, Jr. is co-founder and partner of Sector Asset Management. He has previously worked for McKinsey & Co and R.S. Platou. He holds an MSc in Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.

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