MATTEO STEFANEL

Founder and Managing Partner, Apis Partners LLP

MATTEO STEFANEL

Founder and Managing Partner, Apis Partners LLP

Biography

Matteo has a successful track record in private equity and investment banking spanning nearly two decades and focusing specifically on Growth Markets and Financial Services.

He is the co-Founder and co-Managing Partner of Apis Partners LLP, which manages Apis Growth Fund I – a private equity fund focused on investing in financial services companies in Africa and South Asia.

Formerly a Senior Partner at The Abraaj Group, where he held various roles including co-Head of Abraaj’s PE Investment Team in Dubai ($7bn), Head of both the Special Situations and the Real Estate Group as well as being a member of the Executive and the Investment Committees. He was responsible for a number of Abraaj’s investee companies (10+), including Network International (payments), Saham Finance (insurance), and Jordan Ahli Bank (banking).

Matteo has been a board director of over 20 companies and completed over 100 transactions in Europe (including CEE), South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, throughout his career at Abraaj, at MIG ($7.4bn AUM) where he was briefly CIO, and at Deutsche Bank as MD and co-Head of Emerging Markets in the Financial Institutions Group.

Since 2012, Matteo has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital (2012-14 and 2014-16).  Originally from Italy, Matteo has an MA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Queens College, the University of Oxford.