Episode 11

Jonathan Shafer on Impacting Africa

Jan 5, 2021

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by Jonathan Shafer, Co-Founder of Fortis Green, to discuss his career in financial services and corresponding desire to mobilize capital to areas of great need and opportunity, his early experiences in Sierra Leone, and the reasons behind him moving his family of four to Rwanda.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
#11 - Jonathan Shafer on Impacting Africa
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Jonathan Shafer
Co-Founder and CIO of CommonGood Capital, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fortis Green Renewables
Jonathan is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of CommonGood Capital. He is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of CFL Africa Group, a holding company based in Rwanda that acquires, creates, and operates durable companies for the future of the African continent. Prior to CommonGood, Jonathan was Senior Vice President of Operations at CNL, where he directed all operational aspects of CNL’s $4 billion alternative investment product line, including both private credit and private equity. Jonathan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management where he was a recipient of the Henry F. McCance Entrepreneurial Fund Award. He also received a Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude in Economics from Loyola University (Chicago).

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