Country Director

Basil joined Inside in 2014 as a Special Advisor to the Fund and part of the Investment Committee, and became a Senior Partner in June 2017. 

Previously, Basil was the CEO of SCAW, an Aureos (now Abraaj) portfolio company involved in the production of grinding material for the mining sector. He has over 16 years of Private Equity experience starting as an Investment Portfolio Manager and progressing to Partner, managing the Zambia Venture Capital Fund (ZVCF). With Aureos Capital, Basil was in charge of Zambia, with responsibility for investments in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Angola, taking part in various sectors transaction. He was also responsible for ESG issues for Aureos Africa.


Basil holds an MBA from the Golden Gate University of California and an MSC in Structural Engineering from Heriot Watt University of Scotland.