Private Equity Investment Team


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Waseem Khan
Deputy CEO & CIO, Private Equity

Waseem joined Silk Invest in 2009 and serves as the deputy CEO and CIO of the Private equity vehicle. Prior to joining Silk Invest, Waseem worked at Citigroup, the Kuwait Investment Authority and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in both investment and advisory capacities. Waseem holds a PhD in International Finance from the Claremont Graduate University and also attended the Stanford Business School Executive Management Program and the Executive Focus Program at the Harvard Business School. He is also a CFA charter holder. Waseem is a British and Pakistani national and is based in London.


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Nigel Bannerman
Investment Director, Head of Consumer Private Equity

Nigel is an Investment Director in Silk Invest’s Private Equity team, joining Silk Invest in 2009. Prior to joining Silk Invest, he worked at PwC, Stoy Hayward & Co, Hill-Bannerman Ltd, Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultancy, CAL Merchant Bank and Deutsche Bank. In 2004, Nigel founded RB Fisheries Ltd; a West African focused dried fish business with production facilities in Mauritania and Senegal with distribution into Ghana and the Congo. Nigel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. He is an Associated Chartered Accountant, ICAEW. Nigel is a British national and is based in London.


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Eliud Njoroge
Investment Analyst

Eliud is an analyst on the Private Equity team and is responsible for monitoring the portfolio in Eastern Africa. He has 6 years’ experience as an accountant auditing institutions in East Africa with PwC. Eliud holds a Bachelor’s degree with a Finance major from the University of Nairobi and is a member of the Associated Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Eliud is a Kenyan national and is based in Nairobi.


Hashim Rasheed
Investment Analyst

Hashim covers Silk Invest’s North African private equity investments. He holds an International Economic Policy & Analysis Masters degree from the University of Westminster as well as a Bachelors degree in Business Management at the University of Brighton. Hashim is an Egyptian National and is based in Cairo.