Amaya Capital is advised on its investments by a senior team of individuals who have worked together over the past decade
Sundeep Bahanda co-founded Amaya Capital in 2008 after spending almost two decades of investment analysis and consulting experience.
Sundeep was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in the Equities Division where he was the Head of the No.1 ranked European Retail Research Team and the No. 1 ranked European Retail Equity Analyst. Later, Sundeep became responsible for the bank's European Sales coverage for the Retail/Consumer sector.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Sundeep was a Strategy Consultant with Andersen Consulting and a Business Analyst with Zeneca PLC. Sundeep is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Scotland having qualified as a CA with Price Waterhouse, after graduating at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is also a member of the Mayfair Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
Sundeep is Chairman of Azura Power West Africa Ltd.
Phillip Ihenacho is a a co-founder of Amaya Capital and has more than 20 years of corporate finance and consulting experience.
Phillip was previously CEO of UBA Capital Europe Ltd (formerly Afrinvest UK) and was a co-founder of the premier West African investment bank, Afrinvest West Africa.
During the course of the last several years, he has been involved in capital raising and acquisition advisory mandates in Ghana, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire.
Prior to Afrinvest, Phillip worked for McKinsey & Co. in New York, London, Stockholm and Johannesburg.
Phillip has a BA in History from Yale University and a JD in law from Harvard Law School. He was born in Lagos and grew up in Jos, Nigeria.
Dr David Ladipo is a partner in Amaya Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in academia, strategy consulting and project finance.
He is the founder of Lintstock Ltd, a London-based corporate advisory firm whose clients include more than 80 companies in the FTSE 350. He is also an adviser at Nestor Advisors Ltd, a corporate governance consultancy that works primarily with companies in Continental Europe and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, he was a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham.
David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He was born in Lagos and grew up in Nigeria, Kenya, and the UK.
David is the Managing Director of Azura Power West Africa Ltd.