Bernard has had extensive experience in investment banking, telecommunications, strategy and execution across sub-Saharan Africa. He is the Head of Investments at Acuity Venture Partners, an Africa focused investor in early stage technology companies. Bernard has led Acuity’s investment in over two dozen African tech businesses across FinTech, Market Enablement and Soft Infrastructure.
Prior to Acuity, Bernard was a Senior Associate at I-DEV International in Kenya, helping companies across East Africa scale by helping them raise growth finance and supporting them with strategy and go-to-market blueprints. Bernard has experience in driving strategy formulation and execution in telecoms: as Vodafone Ghana’s Senior Strategy Specialist, he helped establish the firm’s Long-Range Plan and WIN 2020 Strategy. Bernard was involved in sourcing and origination efforts for blue-chip clients across a number of sectors, raising in excess of USD 150 million (cumulative) in a combination of equity and quasi-equity at IC Securities in Ghana.