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Andrew Kuper

Founder and CEO


Dr Andrew Kuper is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, investor and author. He has been hailed by President Clinton for “opening up new frontiers for alternative investment” and by The Economist Group for demonstrating how “to change the way we invest as individuals, institutions and societies”.

Andrew founded LeapFrog Investments in 2007. Today, LeapFrog’s companies serve 126.2 million people across Africa, Asia and Latin America with financial tools and healthcare. Since investment portfolio companies have grown an average of 40.1% per annum. They support over 117,006 jobs.

Backed by many of the world’s leading institutional investors, LeapFrog is now the largest dedicated equity investor in financial services and healthcare for emerging consumers.

Andrew is a Board Member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). In 2018 he was named the recipient of the John S. Bickley Founder’s Award Gold Medal for Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For his work as a pioneer of profit with purpose business, Andrew won the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was previously recognised as a World Economic Forum Leader and SEN Leadership Award recipient by the YPO.

Born and raised in South Africa, Andrew was educated at Witwatersrand, Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He holds a PhD from Cambridge.

Andrew is the author of two books and many articles on globalisation and governance, and co-author of publications with diverse leaders and Nobel laureates.

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  • Founded LeapFrog in 2007; for the past decade, led the firm and its Investment Committees
  • Multi-award winning entrepreneur and investor; PhD from Cambridge
  • A pioneer of profit with purpose investing, and author of two books and many articles on globalisation and governance
 
Adenike Kuti
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Andrew Kuper
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Caitlin Page
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