Karima Michael Stewart

Values & Diversity

1. Humble people, with a world changing ambition

2. Excellent investors, with an impact soul

3. True partners, with the courage to differ

4. Finest professionals, with absolute integrity

5. One firm, with diverse leaders and entrepreneurial spirit

Our team members are exceptional in their individual expertise and commitment as well as their diversity of background and thought.

It is essential to our success that overwhelmingly our team come from or are deeply connected to Africa and emerging Asia. The breadth of lived experiences and perspectives within our firm allows us to connect more closely with both the operating contexts of our portfolio companies and the ambitions of our partner companies. We understand risk and opportunity better.

LeapFrog consistently outperforms its peers in the investment community on key measures of diversity:

  • 73% of our overall team are either women or racially diverse, or both.
  • 47% of our overall team are women.
  • 51% of our workforce are racially diverse.
  • 55% of our senior leadership are either women or racially diverse, or both.
  • 27% of our senior leadership are women, against a Prequin private equity industry average of 10%.
  • 45% of our senior leadership are racially diverse.
  • 57% of our board are either women or racially diverse, or both.
  • 43% of our board are women, against a Prequin private equity industry average of 5%.
  • 29% of our board are racially diverse.

All data correct as of November, 2021