Mitesh Pema is the Executive Director and Fund Principal of Mahlako Financial Services, an African women owned, alternative investment management firm focused on socio-economic developmental assets, which delivers sustainable impact and a superior risk adjusted return profile over the long term.

Prior to Mahlako, Mitesh was the Investment Director of one of the leading private sector equity investors (c.US$2 billion in assets under management) in the African infrastructure sector. He jointly managed a team of investment professionals that were focused on originating, executing, and managing equity investments across the energy, transport, telecommunications, water, and social infrastructure sub-sectors. He also led multi-disciplinary investment and advisory teams and have been involved in all phases of the project lifecycle including project development, financing, construction, and operations during his 15-year career in the infrastructure sector.