Gerrards Cross, England

Marlon Chigwende is Managing Partner and co-Founder of Arkana Partners. Prior to founding Arkana Partners, Mr. Chigwende was the Managing Director and co-Head of The Carlyle Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa Buyout Advisory Team. He also served as the Head of Africa Principal Finance for Standard Chartered. Mr. Chigwende was responsible for establishing the sub-Sahara Africa private equity business which was a sector neutral, and geography neutral fund, with investments across a range of sectors including telecommunications, natural resources, agriculture and fast moving consumer goods. Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr. Chigwende was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in London and spent many years at J.P. Morgan and Greenhill, primarily covering the Financial Institutions sector.

Mr. Chigwende trained as an Actuary and holds a B.S. degree, with honors, in Mathematics and Actuarial Studies from Southampton University.