February 2 2018

LeapFrog appoints former CEO of Mutual & Federal, Raimund Snyders as Partner and Fernanda Lima, formerly Managing Director at DWM as Director of Asian Investments

London 2 February 2018:

LeapFrog Investments, the dedicated equity investor in financial services and healthcare for emerging consumers, announces the appointment of two emerging market financial industry leaders, Raimund Snyders and Fernanda Lima.

Commenting on the appointments, Dr. Andrew Kuper, CEO and Founder of LeapFrog said, “Raimund and Fernanda have extensive track records and in-depth knowledge of scaling financial services in fast growth markets. Their depth of expertise will help to accelerate our commitment to enabling the rise of two billion emerging consumers through life changing financial and health services.”

Raimund Snyders is one of the most experienced financial services leaders on the African continent. He joins LeapFrog from Old Mutual Group where he was CEO of Mutual & Federal, the 185-year-old insurer, and led a turnaround of the company as part of the Old Mutual Group’s strategy to establish itself as a leading financial services group across Africa. During his 27-year career with the company he held executive roles including COO and Head of Distribution for Old Mutual’s African operations; Executive General Manager, Old Mutual Life Assurance Co (South Africa); CEO, Old Mutual Life Assurance Co (Namibia); Managing Director, Old Mutual Investment Services.

Raimund joins as a Partner in the Africa Financial Services team, based in LeapFrog’s Johannesburg office. He will bring his experience as a CEO and operator on the continent to build high performance and value in LeapFrog’s partner companies.

Fernanda Lima has 18 years of experience leading investment strategy for tier-one investment houses, with a particular focus on financial inclusion. She joins LeapFrog from Developing World Markets, one of the largest impact asset managers in inclusive finance globally, where she was Managing Director. Earlier she worked for AIG Global Investment Group in London where she conducted equity transactions in Scandinavia and Europe.

Fernanda joins as a Director in the Asia Financial Services team, based in LeapFrog’s Singapore office. With experience in driving successful investments, from origination through exit, and an excellent network, Fernanda is set to expand LeapFrog’s South-East Asia investments, drawing on her 18 years as an investment leader in diverse Asian markets.

These appointments further bolster LeapFrog’s team of investment professionals who are focused on scaling some of the most innovative emerging-market financial companies, including category leaders IFMR Capital, Magma Fincorp, Petra Trust, WorldRemit, Fincare, BIMA, NeoGrowth, Cignifi and AllLife. Today LeapFrog’s portfolio of companies reaches 117 million people.

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