Co-Founding Partner and Chairman
Miles co-founded DPI in 2007 after almost 20 years in Africa investing. He had previously founded and built up Blakeney Management, a pioneer investor in African markets. Blakeney was one of the first investors in many African markets and Miles played an active role in the development of markets in countries such as Ghana, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya and Tunisia.
Before starting Blakeney, Miles spent 22 years in money management and investment banking in London and on Wall Street. Miles was on the board for 15years of SABMiller Plc, the world’s second-biggest beer company.
In 2013 he set up a Foundation to promote world-class African writing. The Foundation’s scholarships have become one of the most prized achievements in African writing. He read Law at the University of Oxford. Miles is a British citizen.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Joined DPI: 2007 (Co-founder)