Our Vision & Values
Our investments are designed to drive competitive returns while also advancing development goals, in accordance with our mandate, vision and values.
Our investor base is currently composed of 28 African countries, two African central banks and the African Development Bank, with more expected to join soon.
Working with us
Find out more about our latest vacancies. We recruit talent from across Africa and the world. We value teamwork and diversity, learning from and being inspired by each other.
Principal Legal Counsel - Transactions
Mr. Paist joined Africa50 as Principal Legal Counsel in April 2019. Previously he was the Associate General Counsel for Structured Finance of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for almost 10 years. As a member of the senior legal affairs team, he served as liaison to the Vice President of Structured Finance and Insurance, supporting OPICs finance, foreign policy, and development goals, while managing the legal aspects of a US$24 billion portfolio. Prior to OPIC, he worked in private practice as a transactional lawyer for Morrison & Foerster LLP in Los Angeles, Washington, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Virginia.
Mark earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. He is an American citizen.