Our people's local knowledge helps us better understand the markets in which we operate. The team comprises more than 170 investment and operating professionals, all with strong transactional track records and good connections on the ground.
Tas Anvaripour is a Partner in the Energy Infrastructure Team.
Prior to joining Abraaj, Ms. Anvaripour was the Chairperson at THEMIS, a project development and transaction advisory company focusing on economic (power and transport), industrial (heavy industries, oil and gas), and social infrastructure projects in the transitioning countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining THEMIS, Ms. Anvaripour was the CEO of Africa50, an infrastructure delivery initiative sponsored by the African Development Bank. Prior to this position, as Director of Business Development at the African Development Bank, she led the design, structuring, fund raising and establishment of Africa50 among other initiatives. She was also the Head for Private Infrastructure Finance where she was in charge of African Development Bank’s private sector investments in the Energy, Transport, Water, and ICT sectors.
Ms. Anvaripour honed her deal origination and portfolio management skills at the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Arthur Andersen LLP, New York and PriceWaterHouse Coopers, Chicago.
In 2014, Ms. Anvaripour was decorated as a Commander, National Order of Merit of the Republic of Ivory Coast. She holds a BSc in Finance from Ankara University in Turkey and an MA in Economics and Policy Management from Columbia University, United States.