James Griffiths


James joined DPI in 2016 and has 14 years of relevant experience in investment and investment advisory. He is involved in sourcing, analysing and executing private equity investments with a focus on the southern African region. James serves on the boards of directors of numerous portfolio companies including IFS, Optasia, EGIC and Ukheshe.

Prior to DPI, James worked in the corporate finance team at Rand Merchant Bank where he was involved in transactions in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania in the natural resources, real estate, FMCG and healthcare industries. Prior to this, James worked in Ernst & Young’s assurance division, where he audited companies across numerous sectors, and spent a year as an assistant lecturer at the University of Cape Town.

James holds an MComm in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa). James is a citizen of South Africa.

Joined DPI: 2016