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Philip Asante, MBA

Partner and Vice President, West Africa

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As Partner and Vice President of the West African Division at CPCS, Philip manages teams and mandates in English West Africa and Lusophone Africa.

Philip provides support and guidance to project managers, analysts and technical specialists on how to approach challenges or opportunities that arise in day-to-day project delivery. He has extensive project preparation and implementation experience in PPP transactions for transport, energy and urban/rural infrastructure. His expertise lies in structuring projects to attract equity and debt financing and addressing Value for Money requirements, particularly for public sector clients.

Philip was a key player in several successful transactions in West Africa, such as the container terminal transaction at the Port of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the Nigeria power sector transactions (which raised over $2 billion in proceeds) and the Abuja Light Rail project.

A trained economist with an MBA, Philip’s work balances the commercial expectations of private investors with the important socio-economic objectives of public project sponsors.

Education:

  • 2005: M.A., Economics, Carleton University
  • 2002: MBA, Carleton University

Fun facts:

  • He’s a science fiction enthusiast and has written some Star Trek fiction
  • Born in Ghana, grew up in Nigeria and calls Canada home

Contact Philip

P: 613-237-2500 ext. 304