Maris Capital


Our Team

Management Team

  • Charlie Tryon

    Charlie Tryon

    Chief Executive

    Charlie Tryon co-founded Maris in 2009 and has driven its growth and transition from a successful private equity fund to a Company. He is a Director of Maris Limited and oversees group operations from East Africa. Prior to Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa.



    Chief Financial Officer

    Enrico Nora is the group CFO and joined Maris in 2015 from Equity Bank where he was Executive Director of Mobile Banking. He was previously CFO and COO of DoCoMo intertouch pte. Ltd in Singapore and spent eleven years with Hewlett Packard.

  • Andrew Fimister

    Andrew Fimister

    Operations Director

    Andrew Fimister co-founded Maris and has been responsible for the development of businesses in Angola and Mozambique. Prior to Maris Andrew managed mine clearance programmes with the Halo Trust. He now oversees our Trading Services and Property Services divisions, and wider Group Operations from Maputo.



    Business Development Director

    Johannes Gunnell joined Maris in 2010 following seven years at UBS. He was previously acting CFO for Maris and now drives new business development from the London office.

Board of Directors

  • David Morrison


    David Morrison is the founder and chief executive of Prospect Investment Management.

  • Marc Beuls

    Marc Beuls is a private investor in start-up and emerging market companies. He was the President and CEO of Millicom International Cellular.

  • Nicholas Ferguson

    Nicholas Ferguson is Chairman of Savills. He was previously Chairman of Sky Plc, SVG Capital and Schroder Ventures.


    Harris Harjun is the CEO of CrossInvest Global Management Services. With an MSC in Banking & Finance, BA in Law & Management & a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, Harris co-founded Crossinvest in 2010, sits on the boards of a wide range of businesses in Africa and is based in Mauritius.

  • Iwan Meister

    Iwan Meister is a former investment officer of FMO. Prior to FMO Iwan was responsible for credit ratings, modeling and portfolio management at ABNAMRO. Prior to this Iwan worked at a microfinance institution in Lima, Peru.

  • Henry Obi

    Henry Obi is the Chief Operating Officer of Helios Investment Partners LLP. Prior to this Henry worked at the Commonwealth Development Corporation and Aureos Capital.


    Raju Shaulis is President and co-founder of Central Asian Development Group (CADG). Founded in 2002 CADG is a company focused on implementing donor-funded economic development programs and civil engineering projects in developing countries in Central Asia and Africa.


    Harry Sutherland is the Chairman of Crossinvest Global Management Services. Harry co-founded Crossinvest in 2010 and is also Chairman of the Harland Capital Group which he established in 1997. He specialises in advising, developing & funding businesses in Africa. Prior to this he worked for ten years in a variety of management and project development roles for Lonrho Plc across the continent.