Rob originally trained in architecture. Motivated by an early-career experience with a micro-financing housing lender in Cape Town, he joined a Washington DC-based emerging market lender where he worked in infrastructure financing across Africa.
After completing the MBA, Rob assisted a group of investor/philanthropists to design and ultimately launch a business that supported African SMEs by investing in and supporting new regional VC fund managers. Rob later joined a business group operating across East Africa, where he is responsible for launching new projects in real estate, industry, and other sectors.
Rob has interests in maritime safety and sustainable seafood. He lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.