Board of Directors
Charlie is the Chief Executive Officer of Maris Group, a frontier market investment group, which he founded in 2009. Maris has 18 investments in 9 countries in Africa. He has worked in Africa since 2006 and now lives in Nairobi. Prior to Maris, Charlie worked in India and Afghanistan after leaving a career in investment banking in London in 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.
Peter is a Danish national who is the founder and a shareholder of both Equatoria Teak Company and Green Environ Teak Company. He is also the representative for Tullow Oil PLC in South Sudan. For the past 18 years, Peter has run his own investment business and consultancy in Uganda, where he is also the founder of Equatoria Forestry Company - a 10,000 ha greenfield forestry operation with a 28,500 ha landscape restoration project.
Ed joined Maris in 2018 as the Country Manager for Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Maris he worked in different senior management positions with Syngenta in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Ed holds a Masters of Engineering from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD and has served in the British Army Special Forces.
James has been a human rights professional for 17 years with the United Nations in South Sudan. His qualifications include Administration of justice and law enforcement (Mount Kenya University), Law school (University in Khartoum), and School of political science (University in Khartoum).