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Chris Showalter

Co-Head of Africa Group

Mr. Showalter is Co-Head of Africa for Aldwych and comes from a diversified investment banking background having spent the past 6 years based in Zimbabwe where he has advised on a number of real asset, equity and corporate transactions across southern Africa.

Mr. Showalter was previously a Partner & Director at Hannam & Partners, a UK based boutique merchant bank with a focus on mining & oil/gas, where he was primarily responsible for southern Africa. Prior to this, he was co-CEO of Renaissance Capital Zimbabwe where he managed the local platform and helped direct the largest proposed privatization transaction in the Country’s history; the $750mln privatization of Zisco Steel to Essar Global Holdings.

Mr. Showalter founded Africa Investor Group, an advisory and consulting company that provided bespoke and discreet investment and strategic advice to companies and investors seeking to invest in southern Africa. He is also a Principal at The Milton Group, a specialist advisor focused on conservation in Africa.

Before setting up on the ground in Zimbabwe Mr. Showalter spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in the New York office where he held various sales roles in equity & capital markets in addition to exploring for opportunities for GS across southern Africa. Mr. Showalter has an MBA from Fordham University in New York and a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.