Wiem Abdeljaouad  is currently a Senior Advisor to the Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund. She is also the co-founder and partner of Actawa, a €10M gender-smart seed fund in Tunisia.

Actawa will back scalable start-ups positively impacting women and youth, by leveraging its GPs engineering and investment background as well as its strategic partnership with Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P), a pioneering impact investment group in Africa. 

After starting her career in the capital markets in Paris then in London, Wiem shifted towards impact investing when moving to Uganda and joining PCP, an independent fund manager providing debt and equity to start-ups and SMEs operating in the agricultural value chain in Eastern and Southern Africa. Since then, she has been supporting various international organisations and investment fund managers with screening, financial analysis, due diligence, and structuring.  

Wiem holds a master’s degree in computer science and applied mathematics, and a MSc in international finance from HEC Paris.