Managing Director, Head of Africa Funds


British International Investment

Clarisa has been at British International Investment (BII) since 2007, most recently leading our Africa Funds team. She manages a team that invests and manages a USD2.5b portfolio that covers SME, mid-cap, large cap, infrastructure, renewable energy, real estate and agriculture funds across Africa. She is a member of BII’s Funds Investment Committee and is also actively involved in promoting BII’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Prior to focusing on Africa, she had spent 3 years sourcing and managing part of BII’s South Asia, China and South East Asia fund investments portfolio as well as co-investment opportunities and microfinance investments across BII’s core geographies. Previously, she spent time at Grupo Financiero Uno (acquired by Citigroup) and before that worked for four years in BII’s offices in London and Costa Rica making direct investments in Latin America.

Clarisa graduated from Marquette University in Wisconsin with a BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics and has an MBA from INCAE Business School, Nicaragua.