Tsega Gebreyes is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur with significant expertise in Pan-African operations and investments. Her specialties include financial services, international business, mergers and acquisitions, mobile commerce and technology. She is the Founding Director at Satya Capital Limited, an independent investment group focused on providing long-term growth capital. Tsega brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience to the Board gained from global senior executive and non-executive roles.
Tsega spent seven years at Celtel International (now Zain Group), a leading mobile telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa. During her tenure at Celtel, she held a variety of senior roles, including Senior Group Adviser, Zain Africa BV (2007 to 2016), Chief Strategy and Development Officer (2005 to 2007), Chief Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions Officer (2003 to 2005) and Director, Mobile Commerce and New Product Development (2000 to 2003).
From 1996 to 2000, Tsega was Founding Partner at New Africa Opportunity Fund LLP, prior to which she held various positions at Citigroup and McKinsey & Company.
In addition to her senior executive roles, Tsega served as a public company Non-Executive Director of SES SA (2013 to 2022) as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee and on the Nomination and Remuneration committees; and Sonae SA (2015 to 2019) as a member of the Audit Committee.
She has also served on several private companies, including Celtel International BV (1998 to 2000), Hygeia Nigeria Limited (2009 to 2015) and ISON Group (2013 to 2018). Additionally, she has held various board roles for Satya or Celtel portfolio companies, including Chair of the Board, Audit, or Nomination Committee. She was a Trustee of the global charity, Save the Children from 2009 to 2010.
Tsega serves as a Non-Independent Executive Director at the London Stock Exchange Group on the Nomination, Risk and Audit committees and Airtel Africa plc on the Remuneration Committee.