Investment firm Quantum Global Group announces new director for Angola and Mozambique
Quantum Global Group (Africa-focused investment firm) today announced the appointment of Mr. David Mauro Figueiredo de Carvalho as Regional Director for Angola and Mozambique. The hire come as part of the Group’s objectives to diversify its portfolio of investments and attract foreign investments across key African markets.
"The hiring of Mr. Carvalho is an important step in the firm’s regional growth strategy which, this year, has included a range of appointments and new acquisitions. His banking and investment experience will enable us to further attract new investors especially at a time when we are experiencing significant interest in Africa from both regional and international investors," commented Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board.
With more than 16 years’ experience in banking and investment institutions, Mr. Carvalho joins with experience in finance and relationship development in emerging markets. Fluent in English and Portuguese, he holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Metropolitan State University, Minnesota. Prior to Quantum Global, Mr. Carvalho led the Corporate Banking division at Banco Comércio de e Indústria, Luanda and the Investment Banking department at Banco Angolano de Investimentos, Luanda. Mr. Carvalho also held a senior position with Banco Nacional de Angola (The National Bank of Angola.
RecentlyQuantum Global announced the planned opening of strategic offices across the continent in Angola, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria. The Group will broaden the scope of its investment services in these markets by offering financial advisory services, actively sourcing deals and managing local private equity investments.
In Angola, the Group announced its aim to invest approximately $50 million into the new plantation establishment, infrastructure and wood processing industries in the Planalto region over the next five years.
Focused on high-growth sectors on the African continent, Quantum Global's registered portfolio comprises of a mezzanine fund and dedicated private equity funds in the infrastructure, hospitality, agriculture, healthcare, timber, and mining sectors.Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Carvalho, stated, “Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya will continue to be a major focus for Quantum Global over the coming years because we see great momentum and potential in these markets, specifically in important areas of public investments. Given the progress that we have seen over the past decade in these countries, I believe that now is a good time to invest in what are still some of Africa’s most promising markets. I look forward to continuing to be a part of Quantum Global’s growth.”