Who we are

The full-time Invest Salone team is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is made up of private-sector development and investment climate reform experts. The team is supported by consultants with a wide range of expertise related to the development of key sectors in Sierra Leone. Click on a member of the team to find out more about their role and to get in touch.

Freetown team

Amina Adams

Office and Administration Consultant

Amina Adams is responsible for developing and implementing effective office management and administrative policies and processes for Invest Salone. She also provides administrative and logistical support to the team, including the planning and coordination of public–private dialogues and events, as well as team travel.

Email: enquiries@investsalone.com

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Amina Adams

Office and Administration Consultant

Avril Pratt

Consultant

Avril Pratt focusses on strengthening and promoting the tourism, textiles and poultry sectors in Sierra Leone to attract investment and generate exports. Avril works to identify market development system constraints and collaborates with private sector stakeholders to find and implement solutions. She also works on the COMPETE Salone grant facilities to support the introduction of new business models that overcome market constraints.

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Avril Pratt

Consultant

Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie

Team Lead

Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie is responsible for stakeholder engagement, influence and representation for the Invest Salone programme. As a private sector development specialist with over 30 years’ experience globally, in Europe, North America and across Africa, particularly in Sierra Leone, Chukwu-Emeka works closely with the private sector, investors, government and ecosystem partners to facilitate inclusive economic growth and public–private dialogue in Sierra Leone. He further provides leadership for the team and guides the vision and strategy of the programme.

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Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie

Team Leader

David Bathalomew

Consultant

David Bathalomew is responsible for researching and analysing policy and regulatory opportunities and constraints, to unlock exports and investment in Sierra Leone and tackle emerging issues. He also supports Invest Salone’s reform-oriented activities and public–private dialogue.

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David Bathalomew

Consultant

Georgina Laverse

Consultant

Georgina Laverse works on investment climate reform in Sierra Leone, developing an enabling environment that supports private sector led growth. She plays a lead role in coordinating and facilitating public–private dialogues with businesses, networks and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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Georgina Laverse

Consultant

Leona Aboko-Cole

Office and Administration Consultant

Leona Aboko-Cole provides administrative and logistical support to Invest Salone. With a strong background in event planning, Leona develops and implements effective office management, as well as administrative policies and processes.

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Leona Aboko-Cole

Office and Administration Consultant

Memuna Forna

Communications Consultant

Memuna Forna is responsible for leading and implementing communications on behalf of Invest Salone. She has over 10 years of experience working in strategic communications and public relations, with a particular focus on Sierra Leone.

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Memuna Forna

Communications Consultant

Pooja Kukreja

Consultant

Pooja Kukreja works to link investors and firms to encourage and facilitate investment in Sierra Leone. Pooja oversees the PROSPER Salone grant facility which supports investors to enter Sierra Leone or grow their investment pipeline. She further supports new instruments that address market constraints and crowd-in green finance.

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Pooja Kukreja

Consultant

Sally Brunton

Portfolio Manager

Sally Brunton oversees the design, development and implementation of Invest Salone’s portfolio of activities. Responsible for the operational management and technical coordination of the programme, she provides leadership on programme delivery and works closely with the team to achieve wider programme objectives.

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Sally Brunton

Portfolio Manager

Partners

Invest Salone is funded by the UK Government and implemented by the following partners:

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