Preston Haskell

Non-Executive Director

Preston Haskell is an Emerging and Frontier Markets specialist.

As a leading entrepreneur of investing in the real estate and mining sectors in Africa, Preston co-founded African Capital Investments (ACI), a boutique merchant bank focused on providing structured access to African markets with specialised expertise in corporate advisory, deal origination and placement in principal investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with ACI, Preston also founded Invest Africa, a platform for senior business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to be able to gain insight into Africa to build partnerships with leading strategic operators in the region.

Preston also holds other significant interests and positions including Auriant Mining AG (Co-Founder, Director and Majority shareholder), a Swedish OMX/Nasdaq listed company; and Forum Properties Africa (Co-Founder and Majority Shareholder), a large-scale real estate developer in Africa.

"In order to unlock opportunities in East Africa, you have to team up with local experts. Sunbird combine that with developed market thinking to create a highly compelling offering."