Sofiane Lahmar


Sofiane has more than 15 years’ private equity experience in Africa. Before he joined DPI in April 2010, Sofiane was a partner and co-chief investment officer at Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management, a pan-African private equity investment firm majority owned by Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud’s Kingdom Holding Company.

Earlier, Sofiane served as a vice-president in M&A at JP Morgan in New York, having started out trading foreign exchange options at FleetBoston.

In 2008 he was named as one of the Financial News’ 100 Rising Stars, as one of the Africa Private Equity Managers of the Year by Jeune Afrique in 2010, and as one of the Africa Leaders of Tomorrow by Jeune Afrique in 2013.

Sofiane holds master’s degrees in international economics and finance from Brandeis University, Boston, and in management from Dauphine University, Paris. Sofiane is a citizen of Algeria and France.

Country of Origin: Algeria

Joined DPI: 2010