Mulenga Brian Mutale is President and CEO of Aguilar Capital Markets Ltd, a Canadian investment bank he founded to provide capital for African companies.
Born in Zambia and educated at Acadia University in Canada, Brian pursued a financial services career before recognizing the opportunity that his business is built on when he took a job with a bank in Zambia in 2010. A recent success Brian’s company has notched is raising $250 Million USD in debt capital for an African petroleum group in Ghana. He assures us that this is the first of many a deal. He is based in Canada but the frequency of his travels across the continent make it feel like he is a Canadian resident in name only and lives at 40,000 feet more than anywhere else. Outside of his business, he is an avid football fan who has played quite seriously and coached a local team in his home city (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).
We spoke about his journey to his business’ genesis and other experiences along that road.
This episode was shot and recorded at The Hilton, Sandton, Johannesburg