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Paul Kavuma is the CEO of Catalyst and serves as a member of the Catalyst Investment Committee. He was previously a director and head of East Africa private equity at Actis Capital LLP in London and Nairobi. Before Actis, he worked at HSBC Investment Bank in London and Johannesburg. Previously, he was founder and CFO of Virtua Café and served as a senior consultant at PWC in Washington DC, and as project officer at the East Africa Development Bank in Kampala. Paul is an executive committee member of the Young Presidents Organization. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics and engineering from Brown University and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Business at Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.