Please join fellow alumni for the first in a series of themed webinars organisezed by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Africa.  


United Kingdom


No Charge


Register Online

Webinar dial in information will be provided to all registered attendees.

Deadline: 3/13/2019

Speaker Profiles

Sam Pokroy, '04 (Speaker)
Sanari Capital, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Samantha is the founder and CEO of Sanari Capital, a private equity firm investing in the lower mid market, with a specialization in founder-run, owner-managed and family-owned businesses. Samantha has fifteen years of private equity and venture capital experience in the South African and United States markets. She played a leading role in investments at Ethos Private Equity, prior to which she worked in private equity in Chicago and investment banking and consulting in New York.

Samantha holds an MBA (Hons) from the University of Chicago, a BCom and BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology from University of the Witwatersrand, and is a CFA Charter Holder. Samantha is a director on the board of SAVCA

Anthony Siwawa, '10 (AXP-9) (Speaker)
Owner, Venture Partners

Andrei Vorobyov, '04 (Speaker)
Partner, Bain & Company

Andrei Vorobyov is a partner in Bain & Company's Johannesburg office, where he leads the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisition practices in Africa.

Since joining Bain's Johannesburg office in 2012, Andrei has led more than 30 commercial due diligences in over 10 African markets, mostly in industrial goods and services, financial services, consumer products, telecom and logistics. In addition, he has helped several private equity funds develop their fund strategy, and he has worked with multiple PE portfolio companies on strategy development and performance improvement. Andrei has also led several significant corporate M&A efforts from diligence to post-deal integration.

Andrei joined Bain in Chicago as a summer associate in 2003 and then full time in 2004. He has also worked in the firm's Brussels office.

Andrei earned his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was a Siebel Scholar. He also holds an MS in computer science from Northern Illinois University.

Adja Diakite, '18 (EXP-23) (Moderator)
President, Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Africa


Adja Diakite, '18 (EXP-23)