Mark is the Director responsible for leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues at Actis and has over 15 years of experience of advising on ESG issues. Mark joined Actis in 2002 and has specialist experience in the areas of climate change, safety & environmental management systems, contaminated land, air emissions and ethical issues. Mark is currently leading a Governance training initiative within Actis. Before joining Actis, Mark worked for Shell International and Arthur D Little. Mark holds a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc in Environmental Pollution Control from the University of Leeds.
Actis is a leading private equity investor that invests exclusively in the emerging markets.
With a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America; it currently has US$4.8bn funds under management.
As a long-term business partner Actis adopts an approach defined by corporate governance, rigorous environmental and social standards, and decency to all that it does.
Recent investments include:
KS Distribution, which aims to become Asia’s largest oil & gas and marine products distribution business (US$104m, May 2010)
Joint venture with Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited to invest in Indian roads and highways (US$78m, May 2010)
Integreon, a leading provider of legal support, research and business services (US$50m, February 2010)
Commercial International Bank, an Egyptian bank (US$200m, July 2009)
Actis closed its pan-emerging markets private equity fund, Actis Emerging Markets 3, at US$2.9bn in November 2008, and its pan-emerging markets infrastructure fund, Actis Infrastructure 2, at US$750m in September 2009.
In 2010, Actis won African Private Equity Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year, awarded by Private Equity International Magazine.