Patrice Backer - Director
Patrice Backer is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Senegal-based AFIG Funds, an Africa-focused private equity fund manager. He leads all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing and execution, pipeline evaluation, portfolio monitoring and portfolio company monitoring, portfolio valuation and reporting. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to AFIG Funds, Patrice was the Managing Director of PromoCapital, a transnational investment firm with offices in Haiti and the U.S., where he led investment banking in several areas. He formerly served as Vice President of JPMorgan’s Emerging Markets Sales and Trading and Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Patrice graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a joint MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Affairs from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Lauder Institute Global MBA program. He holds American and Haitian citizenships.