Speaker Edward Matsiko ISINGOMA

Edward Matsiko ISINGOMA is a professionally qualified chartered accountant and commercially minded Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and ICPAU Member with an outstanding proven track record at senior executive level that demonstrates the leadership and strategic vision necessary to support any organisation in all financial, management, Corporate Governance, internal systems/controls, risk management and administration matters to improve the quality of service and overall objectives of SME businesses and/or organisations in addition to being an expert in areas of Agri-focused Impact Investing and Private Equity operations in East Africa.

Biography

Edward Matsiko ISINGOMA has been in the accounting, finance, investment and administration fields for well over 17 years and developed experiences in various areas and operational sectors over time. Lately he is a respected agricultural impact investment professional in the East African region given his involvements with Pearl Capital Partners.

He worked as the Financial Controller of both African Agricultural Capital – AAC and Kilimo Trust for 5 years, before being involved in the establishment and formation of Pearl Capital Partners in 2010 initially as CFO and later taking up the Managing Partner role since December 2015. He serves on several Pearl group managed Investees business boards too. Prior to his former CFO role at AAC, Edward had worked and grown through the ranks to being Chief Accountant of Nakasero Soap Works Ltd a formerly leading manufacturing operation in Kampala. He has studied, worked, lived and developed his entire career in Uganda with only short business trips regionally.

Edward also lectured part time on the Professional Accountancy and MBA programs at the Management and Accountancy Training Company Ltd (MAT) in Kampala for 13 years until Dec 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK) as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). Edward also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and a UK MBA from the Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University (UK). The London Graduate School and Commonwealth University did following a partial distance learning and trainings program award him a Doctor of Business Administration (Accounting) degree where he graduated in 2017.

 

Pearl Capital Partners

Pearl Capital Partners (PCP) is a private owned investment fund manager business specializing in investing risk capital in small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the agriculture value chains in Eastern and Southern Africa.

PCP’s vison is to create an environment in which agricultural entrepreneurs across various value chains are able to access funding for individually appropriate structured expansion, growth and economic development in the region. This to achieved through continuously investing in our niche agri-sectors.

Our mission is to provide medium to long term capital to high quality entrepreneurs resident in Eastern and Southern Africa, earn positive investment financial returns and to build long term sustainable agri-businesses with significant and quantifiable social and developmental returns.

Our success is derived from working with ambitious management teams, providing supportive investment structures and specialist expertise that create high-growth agribusiness. This is mostly experience driven.

The PCP team is currently deploying its Uganda Agri-business only focused Yield Uganda Investment Fund while also managing divestments in the African Seed Investment Fund investees and closing out its initial Fund AAC. Our investments strengthen agricultural sub sectors and use a small holder farmer networks impact model to generate significant incomes for millions of families across East Africa. The by-product of this growth is that it creates financial returns for the Funds under management while positively impacting on smallholder families and agribusinesses themselves/teams in various ways.

www.pearlcapital.net

Office :
Managing Partner
Organization :
Pearl Capital Partners
Country :
Uganda