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.