“SOUND RELATIONSHIPS MAKE BUSINESS GROW”
The Board of Directors of Emerald Group is composed of professionals with stellar reputations, extensive track records and deep knowledge regarding cultural, legal, political and socioeconomic differences of the countries in which they operate.
These managers have spent in excess of 120 years of combined efforts in Africa, and their relationships and strategic partnerships with relevant decision makers, local entrepreneurs and CEOs of public and private companies provide privileged access to channel unique investment opportunities and to ensure sustainable growth.
Mr. N’Gunu Tiny
Chairman of the Board
- N’Gunu Tiny is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Group. He has been involved in all phases of Emerald Group’s development since its inception in 2011.
- Mr. Tiny is Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Eaglestone, London, a boutique investment firm that focuses on energy, commodities and natural resources. While in tenure until 2013, Mr. Tiny advised on a number of significant transactions including a state owned metals mining company on its restructuring, the acquisition of an upstream asset in a Sub-Saharan African country by one of the ten oil and gas majors, and the sale of an upstream asset in a Sub-Saharan African country to an LSE listed company.
- From the outset of his career, Mr. Tiny has accepted several prestigious advisory roles including, Chairman of the General Meeting of Finibanco from 2011 to 2013; Board Member of the Angola Securities Exchange Commission from 2011 to 2012; and Board Member of the De Beers Angola Investments from 2012 to 2013. He was also the Chairman of Banco Postal SA from 2016 to 2018.
- Mr. Tiny is also a Partner and Board Member at Optimal Investments, SA.
- Mr. Tiny is a lawyer by trade and graduated with highest honours from the Law School of the Nova University of Lisbon. He has made extensive contributions to academia as a research student at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. He has also served as an Associate Professor at the Catholic University Law School and Visiting Professor at Agostinho Neto Law Faculty.
- Mr. Tiny is a philanthropist and supporter of the arts and education. He was a Strategic Partner of Africa Centre, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council, a member of Advisory Council of the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, and Patron of the British Museum. He is also a World Fellow of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In 2017, Mr. Tiny was recognised as one of the 100 most influential Leaders of Tomorrow by the Choiseul Institute.
Mr. Khalid Mohamed Al Amiri
- Mr. Khalid Mohamed Al Amiri is an Emirati banker, entrepreneur and founder of several business houses in Dubai, UAE in the food & beverage, retail, industry, trading, services and publishing sectors.
- Mr. Al Almiri started his banking career at Standard Chartered Bank.
- From 1987 to 1990, he worked in various international cities including Dubai, Bombay and Kuala Lumpur.
- After leaving Standard Charter Bank, he held several positions at Dubai Islamic Bank, in Dubai and Sharjah (1990 – 1992), and at HSBC Bank Middle East, in Dubai, Sharjah and MENA Regional Office (1992 – 2012).
- Mr. Al Amiri currently sponsors several international business entities in the UAE and is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Sharjah English School, a non-profit entity that provides a British curriculum in Sharjah, UAE.
- Mr. Al Amiri holds a BS in Business Administration and English Literature from UAE University.
Mr. Preba Moodley
- Mr. Preba Moodley is the Founder of Sekila International Trade, an international trading company based in Dubai.
- Mr. Moodley has significant banking experience, having commenced his banking career with the New Republic Bank in South Africa, before joining FirstCorp Merchant Bank as an investment banker and treasury specialist. He has been engaged in transactions for major multinationals including BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Anglo American Corporation, South African Breweries. He played a role to help shaping South Africa’s financial derivatives markets. He was part of a team of financial markets specialists that set up Decillion, South Africa’s first nonbank financial derivatives structuring and trading company. Following the IPO of Decillion on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Mr. Moodley served as the managing director in South Africa before relocating to Switzerland to further develop the business.
- He subsequently set up Sekila International Trade in Dubai, UAE to focus on international trade and structuring.
- Mr. Moodley graduated in economics from the University of Durban and completed his honours at the University of South Africa. He has also completed the Advanced Executive program at the University of South Africa.