Jean Phillippe Syed

Jean Phillippe Syed, Principal, DPI

JP is a Principal at DPI, a leading Africa focused private equity GP with $1.1bn AuM invested in 16 portfolio companies across 30 countries. His responsibilities include launching an Africa focused infrastructure PE fund as well as building a Pan-Emerging Markets pharmaceutical PE-backed platform focused on branded generics, oncology and critical care.


His prior work experience combines investment banking at BNP Paribas and JPMorgan with management consulting at McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group. He has extensive experience leading M&A, strategy and transformational projects for government entities, major corporations and financial sponsors across both developed markets (North America, Europe) and emerging markets (Africa, Middle East, South East Asia).


JP has worked and lived in 5 continents and visited over 130 countries. He speaks 5 languages and graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering.