Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has announced that Idris Mohammed has been appointed Managing Director on Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund team (CSSAF), effective immediately.
Mr. Mohammed has more than 15 years of private equity experience spanning the U.S. and Africa. He began his private equity career at Goldman Sachs in New York where he was a member of the Special Situations Group and helped build the clean energy investing business before deciding to return home to invest in Africa.
In 2007, Mr. Mohammed joined DPI at inception where he was based in London and then moved to Lagos to head that office. He helped raise two funds at DPI and led a number of acquisitions across Africa, including in Botswana, Nigeria and Egypt. Mr. Mohammed received his BSc in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mohammed will be based in Lagos, Nigeria, and will focus on West and North Africa, supported by the deep, on-the-ground experience of Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan Africa team of 12 investment professionals. In his role, he will work with the team to seek out investment opportunities and partnerships across the continent, work with existing portfolio investments and help Carlyle invest wisely and create value across a range of industries.