Emerald Group

Chairman Letter

The 2008 financial crisis and most recent acute global economic and political events have reshaped the landscape of investing in international markets. The investment community has become increasingly hypersensitive to headline and perceived risk across asset classes and geographies, particularly in the context of an uncertain and rather grim outlook for global economic growth.

Events driven market sentiment has also challenged the conventional investment paradigm and has forced investors to reengineer, reshuffle, consolidate or shed assets in an effort to be more risk averse.

Today’s emerging market investors and asset managers face a contoured investment landscape; one that favours strategic, focused and adaptive growth strategies, that optimize expenditure, maximize efficiency and embrace the long-term intrinsic growth prospects of communities, businesses, and countries.

The most forward thinking investors and managers are teaming up with specialized advisors, establishing local partnerships, and creating bespoke, executable regional and sub-regional strategies that account for the full spectrum of variables – economic, political, and social alike. Success from now on will largely be driven by partnerships, expertise, and disciplined navigation. This strategy is delicately woven into the fabric of our company’s history, and has been integral to our success since our inception.

At Emerald Group, resolve amid turbulence, dexterity in the face of opportunity, and far-reaching market expertise is at the core of our business. Stability and consistency of services despite an evolving global economic landscape has cemented our firm as a partner of choice for emerging markets investment.

The recent shift in the investment landscape has prompted Emerald Group to adapt, refocus our core competencies, and position the company to better capitalize on emerging market opportunities spawned from an evolving global economy. As such, Emerald Group has developed a new strategic direction to focus on the following three sectors:

  • Emerald Investments: Focuses on private investment opportunities
  • Emerald Capital: Focuses on Banking and Financial & Capital Markets
  • Emerald Resources: Focuses on Oil & Gas, Mining and Commodities trading

This corporate adaptation was designed and executed by the board to better suit the ambitions of our financial backers and to position the firm to better capitalize on opportunities in the market. It is our belief that participating in these sectors will drive material growth across our business, and give rise to new blue-sky growth opportunities. Emerald Group is now equipped with a platform that operates harmoniously: Three verticals that are synchronized for maximum value addition to our investors and stakeholders, and optimized to meet the current demands of the market.

At Emerald, we believe in emerging markets growth and are both enthusiastic about the opportunities and humbled by the challenges that they present. Our unrivalled ability to adapt and navigate the ever-changing landscape of these markets is a testament to our management’s capability, deep expertise, strategic partnerships, global presence, and our financial capability to invest in opportunities and manage our own assets. These attributes equip Emerald Group with the latitude to execute on a wide range of opportunities without being at the mercy of liquidity.
We are steadfast in our mission to source, vet, and invest in frontier and emerging market countries with the intent to build a truly global business and contribute to the growth and development of emerging markets globally.

N’Gunu Tiny
Chairman and CEO

Emerald Group

Corporate Overview


Emerald Group is an economic group that focuses in developing and creating value through investments and advisory services in a wide variety of sectors, from natural resources to finance.
The regional and sector expertise of the Group’s management are the primary forces behind the Group’s success, and will continue to generate value for our partners and our investors in the long term. Emerald Group is positioned to be the ideal business partner of choice for frontier and emerging market investments.

Strategic partnerships, inclusive growth, and shared responsibility are deeply ingrained in our corporate culture and resonate across our business dealings. Most importantly, adhering to international transparency initiatives and upholding the highest sustainability standards have been, and will be, the guiding light for our group in the future.

  • Holding Structure incorporated at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Authority
  • Headquarter in Dubai with offices in London, Portugal and Luanda
  • Emerging & frontier market focused, emphasis on Africa
  • Strong access to global capital pools
  • Strategic joint ventures and partnerships in place
  • Existing portfolio of investments
  • Extensive project pipeline; currently various opportunities
  • Seasoned, transparent and credible management team
  • Dedication to strong corporate governance and best practice

Emerald Group

Vision, Values and Mission


“Being a leader of an organisation requires the ability to be a leader in multi-level organisations. As leaders of such an organisation, we need to create a challenge-oriented environment otherwise we will never have the kind of integrity we want in our organisation.”
Preba Moodley


Everything starts here. We know who we are, what we want, where to go, knowing who we want to have by ourselves.


Our vision is to become the strategic partner of choice to the global investment community and a leading investment group in the natural resources, finance, and services sectors within emerging market countries.


Emerald Group believes that the key to conducting successful business in frontier and emerging markets, particularly in Africa lies in shared responsibility, inclusiveness and best practices. This is precisely why partnerships and strategic alliances are at the heart of our business model, and trust, accountability, and credibility are the foundation upon which those relationships have been built.


Our mission is to invest, manage and grow our holdings with the intent to facilitate economic growth and development in frontier and emerging markets countries. We seek to build long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and our track record and board supports this.
We will always uphold the highest quality standards with respect to environmental preservation and sustainable socioeconomic development.

Emerald Group

Group Structure


The Group is composed of three verticals that serve as both a platform and a conduit to conduct various business endeavours globally. Individually, each vertical has a specific business purpose, but together they are stronger, creating value and raising multiple cross platform investment opportunities. Our partnerships and investments are indicative of both the reach and capacity of our platform and reflective of the demand of the global business landscape.

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In a world where transparency and ethical business practices are becoming the motto, Emerald Group believes in compliance with local and international laws, regulations and best practice, including the combat against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Henceforth, the Emerald Group has decided to incorporate its holding at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, in order to refine its statutory position, streamline its processes and improve its organisation for ensuring long and sustainable growth.

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