Fellowship Year: 2023
Nationality: Cote d'Ivoire
Job Title: Growth Director
Organisation: ESP


Job Title: Growth Director

Organisation: ESP

Professional History: Theodros (Teddy) Roux is Growth Director at ESP. He is an expert in private sector development and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing in fragile states. He has advised private equity funds and enterprises on issues ranging from strategic audits to regional growth strategies. He has also advised governments and multilaterals on issues related private sector and entrepreneurship development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Teddy led the design and launch of 10 'Intelligent Capital' facilities that support more than 600 Micro and SMEs a year across Africa, with both technical assistance and financing. ESP defines 'intelligent capital' as the right combination of insights and investments to enable the growth of high-impact entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has co-authored several publications on private sector development in sub-Saharan Africa and is a co-founder of the EntrAfrica ESPartners Foundation, which is dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Prior to ESP, Teddy spent eight years working in Corporate Finance.

Academic and professional credentials: Bachelors degree in Business Administration - HEC Montreal, Canada
MA in International Relations & International Economics - Johns Hopkins University, USA



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.