The Kenya-born Amar Inamdar describes himself as “non-linear”, a “scientist, explorer, entrepreneur and emerging markets investor”.

“I’ve had the privilege to work all over the world with some amazing businesses over the last 25 years. I spent a good part of my career with big corporations – in the US with the IFC and in the Netherlands with Shell – but always on the frontier of what is possible and in emerging markets,” he said.

At heart, Inamdar says he is always in “lean startup mode”