• Christopher Wright


    M.A.(Oxon) in economics and politics, Cdip.AF., Foundation Fellow Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Formerly Global Head of Private Equity and management board member Dresdner Kleinwort. Director of Merifin Capital. Co-founding board member of Roper Industries Inc (NYSE listed), Chairman of  Yimei Capital Ltd (China), director of Yatra Capital Limited (ASE listed, India related), Strategic Adviser to Surya Capital LLP (East Africa related), and advisory director of GP Investments Ltd (LuxSE listed, Brazil related). Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens and Co. Ltd. Chairman of EM Alternatives LLC. Christopher is based in New England in the United States.

  • Oliver Drews

    Chief Executive Officer

    B.A. (Hons) Witwatersrand, M.A. (Johns Hopkins) in economics, politics and law, has an established track record spanning over two decades in bulge-bracket corporate finance and private equity as Managing Director with Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort. He founded Clifftop Colony in 2012, where he supports clients, looks after transactions and provides overall leadership to the teams. Oliver is based in Cape Town.​

  • Prem Trojan

    Head of Investment Services and Corporate Operations

    M.Com (Prague) in accounting, previously Head of Finance for Philip Morris for Eastern Europe and Africa. He is a co-founder of Clifftop Colony where he leads the investment services & corporate operations team. He is based in Cape Town.

  • Alessandro Materni

    Continental Europe

    MBA (St. Gallen), European Certified Financial Analyst, track record in various financial services roles at Ernst & Young, Credit Suisse, Boston Consulting Group, Swiss Re and Capital Efficiency Group, Europe’s largest corporate mezzanine investment fund. Alessandro is based in Zurich where he works with European investors on their Africa strategy.

  • Euan Crawford

    UK Representative

    M.A. Hons (St. Andrews) and Chartered Accountant (ICAS). Track record of emerging markets deal execution in Sub-Saharan Africa and Russia. In addition, he has managed projects in the Middle-East and Central Asia. At Clifftop Colony he focuses on UK based investors, cross-border corporate finance transactions and Africa strategies for our UK clients. Euan is based in London.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Corporate Finance Analyst

    M.Com (UCT) in Investment Management. Kevin is an analyst in the corporate finance team where he focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings for unlisted companies, capital market transactions and operational & financial management issues. He is based in Cape Town.