Chief Executive Officer
- Executive Investment Partner Capafrica (Private Equity)
- Head, Africa & Middle East, Global Banks Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Banking)
- CEO Enablis Financial Corporation (Pty) Limited (Venture Capital)
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Paul Lamontagne is a business builder and global connector that brings passion for making an impact in Africa. With deep experience in banking, private equity, venture capital and impact investing, he has a history of uncovering hidden gems – often in difficult parts of the continent. Lamontagne is Group CEO, Sagarmatha Technologies Limited, the leading integrated technology platform company in Africa. Sagarmatha is a Cape Town-based multinational group.
Additionally, Lamontagne serves as Chair of Enablis Financial Corporation, an FSB Licensed Venture Capital Fund Manager in South Africa, where he pioneered a new model for impact investing in SME’s and raised over $50 million. He also led the largest organization of entrepreneurs in Africa with offices across South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana that resulted in hundreds of investments, thousands of jobs and improved the lives of tens of thousands of people.
Previously, Lamontagne was Executive Investment Partner at Capafrica, a Canadian private equity fund that invests in renewable energy, infrastructure, agriculture and telecommunications in Africa where he led the origination, structuring and negotiations of complex investments. As Head, Africa & Middle East, Global Banks at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Lamontagne originated hundreds of millions of dollars in trade, capital markets and correspondent banking flows annually. Earlier, Lamontagne’s career spanned CEO and COO roles in Canada for various private and public communications companies, including Look TV and Teleglobe Media. Lamontagne serves as a Non-Executive Director and Board Committee Chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global organization of CEO’s, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. Lamontagne received his BA from McGill University in Canada, holds an MBA from France’s Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and is bilingual in French and English.