Meet our Africa Institutional Investors Advisory Council

U.S. Pension Plans

First name Last Name Company Title
Lee Stephens The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) Executive Vice President, Global Management; and Chairman on the Advisory Council
Obie L. McKenzie Cordiant Capital Vice-Chairman

(immediate past Chairman of the Advisory Council)

Henry Jones The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) President, CalPERS Board of Administration

Chair of Investment Committee

Angela Miller-May Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Director of Investments/ Chief Investment Officer
Greg Floyd New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS) President/Trustee
Jarvis Hollingsworth Teacher Retirement System of Texas Chairman of the Board of Trustees; and Partner at Bracewell LLP
Renaye Manley Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Deputy Director
Joseph Boateng Casey Family Foundation Chief Investment Officer
Cheryl Alston Dallas Employees’ Retirement Fund Executive Director
Leona Bridges


City and County of San Francisco Employees Retirement System Commissioner


Kirk Sims Teachers Retirement System of Illinois Senior Investment Officer
Kenneth R. Theobalds New York State Insurance Fund and Investment Committee Member Chairman, Vice President Regulatory and Government Affairs
Daniel D. Miller The Board of Education Retirement System of the City of New York Deputy Executive Director
Sean Crawford State of Connecticut Chief Investment Officer
Christian Dunbar City of Philadelphia Deputy City Treasurer
Rasheia Johnson City of Philadelphia Treasurer
Thomas Henley UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust Managing Director
Richard Ingram Teachers Retirement System of Illinois Executive Director
Charles (Chuck) A. Burbridge Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Executive Director
Sara Bonesteel The Prudential Insurance Company of America Chief Investment Officer – Retirement Business
Paul Shantic The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Director of Inflation Sensitive
David Green Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Chair of the Board of Investments
McCullough Williams III Police and Fire Retirement Systems City of Detroit Vice-Chairperson of the Investment Committee
Alcina Goosby New York State Common Retirement Fund Investment Officer, Private Equity
Valerie Mosley Valmo Ventures

Progress Investment Management Company



John Jenkins Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas Chair of the Board
David Baker Lewis Of Counsel


Lewis & Munday

GM-UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Chrysler, GM, Ford)

David Ourlicht New York State Insurance Fund Trustee/Commissioner
Chairman, Investment Committee and Member of the Budget and Audit Committee
Edson Edwards Federal Reserve Office of Employee Benefits Actuary, Senior Investment Associate
Nadia Quarles The University of Chicago Endowment Assistant Vice President for Business Diversity
Tarrell Gamble Blaylock Van, LLC Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Michael Harper Milwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System Chairman
Lawrence Bosley New York City Employees’ Retirement System

Teamsters’ Local 237

Board Member/Trustee

Senior Counsel

Pension Consultants

Judy  Chambers Pension Consulting Allance (PCA) Managing Director
Kristin R. Finney-Cooke CAIA-NEPC,LLC Senior Consultant
Andrew Junkin Wilshire Consulting President

African Based Partners

Ndabe Mkhize Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Chief Investment Officer
Uche Orji Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
David Nuyoma Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) Chief Executive Officer /Principal Officer