S. Gabriel Shumba

Founder & Managing Partner, Group Shumba, Board Member, African Union Diaspora Initiative

S. Gabriel Shumba (Gabriel) is an investor, author, and advisor to private & public funds, and an expert in structured financial transactions and investment product development. He also advises businesses, and governments on investment management, capital access, capital deployment and economic solution strategies. He has experience at management and board levels at Pfuma Funds, D&R Investments, KPMG, PwC, Group Shumba and advisory roles at Goldman Sachs, Fortress Investment Group and Barclays Bank. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity fund administration, structured finance, mergers & acquisitions, fund creation, risk management, and economic stimulation strategies across 3 continents.

Gabriel’s core investment experience has mostly focused on real estate, smart cities, financial services, insurance, mining, and agriculture value chains within South America, Africa and North America through positions in fund advisory and investment committees for continental private funds within the mid and small-cap sectors. He served listed companies, private funds, insurance and international banking clients in various roles in fund management, structured finance, risk management, auditing and advisory.

In 2019, Gabriel was appointed to the African Union’s – African Diaspora and Health Initiative’s (AU-ADHI) a Steering and Investment Committee, where he is engaged in reviewing and structuring investment programs for the African Diaspora. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Group Shumba; a  private equity and capital advisory firm with interests in Emerging Markets and North America. He also serves as Managing Director of a Bahamas based fund focused on financing smart city projects. Gabriel is the author of the popular book, “The Waterhole Millionaire” and believes in the power that entrepreneurship and personal investing have in changing the lives of people, especially in marginalized communities.