Tahir Bhimji
tahir (@) suryacapital.com
Tahir Bhimji is a member of the investment team and is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring of direct private equity investments in East Africa.
Prior to joining Surya Capital, Tahir Bhimji was a Senior Associate at StepStone Global, an investment advisory firm, where he conducted due diligence and research on primary fund commitments as well as led secondary & direct co-investments.  Upon completion of his MBA, he spent time at a pan-African focussed education platform, backed by Actis, where he worked on executing add-on acquisitions and led operational improvements across the assets in the portfolio.
Tahir began his career in the mergers & acquisitions team at RBC Capital Markets where he advised and executed transactions across a number of sectors including, Sub-Saharan African Mining, Financial Technology, Consumer Goods and Technology, Media & Telecoms.  Following his time at RBC, he was a founding member of the Lloyds Banking Group ECM & Advisory Team where he played a key role in not only executing transactions but also in building the franchise.
Tahir holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from INSEAD.  Tahir is of Ugandan origin and has maintained close links with East Africa.
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