Maris Capital

Frontier Africa Group

Our Team

Executive Team

  • Charlie Tryon

    Charlie Tryon

    Chief Executive Officer

    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.

  • Coco Ferguson

    Coco Ferguson

    Commercial Director

    Coco Ferguson co-founded Maris and is responsible for capital raising for the group. She oversees the development of new markets, corporate affairs and group communication from London.



    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

    Chairman, Maris Limited
    CEO, Prospect Investment Management

    David Morrison is the founder and chief executive of Prospect Investment Management, a venture capital advisory firm that acts on behalf of a small group of investors. Prior to founding Prospect in 1999, he had spent several years as a partner of Abingworth Management.

  • Marc Beuls

    ex-CEO, Millicom

    Marc Beuls is a private investor in start-up and emerging market companies.  He was the President and CEO of Millicom International Cellular, a leading emerging market telecommunications operator for more than 16 years.

  • Nicholas Ferguson

    Chairman, Sky Plc

    Nicholas Ferguson CBE is Chairman of Sky Plc. He was previously Chairman of SVG Capital and prior to that Chairman of Schroder Ventures. He is the founder of the Kilfinan Group.

  • Iwan Meister

    Investment Officer

    Iwan Meister is responsible for private equity investments in Africa within 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

    COO, Helios Partners

    Henry Obi is the Chief Operating Officer of Helios Investment Partners LLP, an investment firm making private equity investments exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa.


    Senior Executive,
    International Financial Services

    Vehlen has been with IFS for 8 years and acts as the Company Secretary for Maris Limited based in Ebene, Mauritius.

  • Ashis Luchowa

    Senior Executive,
    International Financial Services

    Ashis graduated with a BSc with honours in Economics and Finance from the University of Mauritius. He has been working for IFS more than 8 years.