Lanciné Diaby is the Founder and CEO of Diabs Invest, an independent investment advisory firm based in Geneva that enters into partnership agreements with family offices, corporates and institutional investors to source, execute and monitor direct investments on a deal-by-deal basis across the African continent.
Before founding Diabs Invest, Mr. Diaby was a Principal at Capital Group Private Markets (the private equity arm of Capital Group, one of the world’s largest investment firms) where he was responsible for the firm’s private equity deals across Africa. Prior to joining Capital Group Private Markets in 2011, he worked at Actis – a leading emerging markets private equity firm – focusing on growth capital and LBO investments across Africa.
Prior to that, he worked at the African Development Bank where he focused on project finance and capital markets transactions and in the Investment Banking division of the Crédit Agricole Group. Mr. Diaby holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA) and a Msc. in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille (France).