INTERIM VICE-CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Member of the board, since 2015
Three words that best describe him
passionate, focused, thinker
What’s his life’s work?
As a frontier market analyst, Sebastian contributed to establishing the African risk-research practice at the global political risk-consultancy firm, Eurasia Group LLC in New York. In 2006, he advised former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission on Africa on how to increase global investments into the continent. Soon after, he was named one of the “Top 30 under 30 Analysts” by New York’s Institutional Investor magazine. Since then, Sebastian has held senior positions at DaMina Advisors based in Toronto, advising CEOs and Boards on risks associated with their investments in Africa.
What academic work set him up for success?
Sebastian holds a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Juris Doctor in law from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
The married father-of-three enjoys reading and travelling in his spare time.