Matthew is the founder and CEO of Oasis Capital Ghana Limited, a private equity fund management firm based in Ghana and focusing on SME investments in West Africa. He has more than 19 years investment banking experience, 15 years of which has been spent in venture capital and private equity industry in Africa.
Prior to establishing Oasis Capital Ghana in 2010, Matthew was the Country Director of GroFin Ghana Limited, a pan-African SME development and finance company that has operations in eight countries in Africa. He was also a member of the Investment Committee of GroFin Africa Fund and reviewed transactions from several countries cross Africa, including; Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Before joining GroFin Ghana in 2008, Matthew worked with Fidelity Capital Partners Limited, an affiliate of Fidelity Bank Ghana for over 9 years working with the Group’s credit, corporate finance and private equity practice. He currently serves on the Boards of a number of institutions including Ebankese Venture Fund Limited, Oasis Capital Ghana Limited, Oasis African VC Fund Limited, Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited and a number of investee companies in his portfolio of companies. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Humanities of the University of Ghana.
Matthew has been involved in small business development in Ghana and other parts of Africa and has also given lectures on SMEs in some universities and colleges in Ghana and abroad. He has significant insight on how to make governance work for SME clients.
He holds a BSc degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana and an MBA from The Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.