Deborah Peters is an international finance specialist and marketing expert with experience in the project finance, private equity, power sector, banking and healthcare who has worked and studied in the US, Africa and Europe.
She spent 8 years on Wall after obtaining her MBA in the US in 2000. In 2008 she was headhunted from New York as a senior advisor in treasury by the South African power utility, Eskom where she worked on project finance for its build program. While at Eskom she was part of team that obtained the $2.5 billion loan from the African Development Bank and $3.5 billion loan from the World Bank to build the Medupi Power Station and she also worked on a 100 million Euro facility from AFD to begin work on South Africa’s wind farm therefore she is familiar with the workings of multilateral finance institutions.
She then consulted to entrepreneurs in Africa helping them make their projects bankable until 2011 when she was recruited by AMSCO Nigeria as a fund manager to set up a private equity fund. She set up the first off-shore fund domiciled in Mauritius in 2012 and in 2013 she got the first private equity fund approved by Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), after several years. She is also focused on technology, social media and communication projects and worked with start-ups in Africa, as well as advised businesses on current global trends in banking and finance.
She is a team player who is well-accustomed to working in diverse cultures. She consulted for banks in Zimbabwe on restructuring and she recently set up leasing businesses for an insurance client in Zimbabwe. She has for several top financial institutions in New York in investment and fund management. She is a sought-after speaker on international business, a social media micro-influencer and has released her business memoirs.