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Welcome to Brian McConnell!

By February 24, 2022No Comments


  • Duties of work?

Working with the team to source, underwrite and monitor investments in Africa. I will focus on companies operating in the clean cooking ecosystem (manufacturers, distributors, MFIs, and various renewable energy companies), as well as the microfinance sector more broadly.

  • Why Enabling Qapital?

The people and the subject matter. EQ has assembled a market leading team of impact investment professionals. It also has a very impressive track record in microfinance investing. I appreciate that EQ has a vision to grow its AUM, including though expansion to relevant, high potential sectors like clean cooking.

  • What’s the most exciting part of your job?

Visiting an investee’s operations to see how the invested capital is put to work. I also love analysis and solving problems.

  • What motivates you at work?

Interacting with pipeline and portfolio companies based on mutual understanding and respect. I really appreciate learning directly from the source. I also am energized by knowledge exchange with peers and colleagues.

  • Do you have Family?

I have been married for 12 years and I am kept on my toes by my 8-year-old twin sons.

  • What’s a favorite activity outside of work that leaves you feeling energized?

I enjoy running whenever I can. It brings clarity and peace.