William Jimerson – Africa MBA indaba

William Jimerson


William Jimerson
Group CEO

Will has over 20 years of investment experience, with transaction know-how in Africa, and has closed dozens of transactions throughout the sub-continent.
Will has sector transaction expertise in housing, telecoms, financial services and agri-business throughout Africa. As a founding partner of the Musa Group, Will co-managed a team that generated more than 5x in monetary returns on their inaugural 1996 African private equity fund.
Formerly the senior partner responsible for the Musa Group private equity platform, as Group CEO, Will is responsible for leading the firm’s transformation as a leading provider of relevant services and products to Africa’s emerging middle class.
Having started his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch, Will holds an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). Musa has closed over 35 transactions, valued at over $300 million since closing its second Fund in 2008. The MUSA Group of companies currently employ over 2000 employees in Sub Saharan Africa.

Will’s aim and drive for the Musa Group in Africa, is to fuel innovation and growth, living up to the axiom of “In Africa, for Africans, by Africans”. Will’s business ventures ensure the opportunities created invest back into Africa on a community level. These opportunities are about empowering small and medium sized businesses to give back to the continent, thus “Africa feeding Africa”. In the larger scheme of things, Will is always on the lookout for creating symbiotic and sustainable investments.