Investment Professional, Actis Group
Emily is part of the Fintech team within Actis, a US$15 billion AUM emerging markets focused investment firm. She has helped the team to deploy over US$1 billion of growth equity in the Fintech space across 11 platforms and 30 businesses in Asia, Africa and Latin America, focusing on Payments, Lending and Data verticals.
As the first female investment professional within Actis’ Fintech team, Emily is in a unique position to promote diversity within her sector, particularly externally where she helps to positively shape perceptions about women in the industry, bringing a new approach to building relationships, negotiating successfully and pricing risk in the investments.
She actively backs and promotes female executives within her portfolio companies and encourages the hiring of female talent into the Fintech sector. Internally, she has helped to launch a Summer Associate internship programme, whilst pushing the firm to improve its outreach — finding and actively encouraging women to apply to roles within the Fintech team.