Mr Virani joined Afren Plc in 2005 shortly after it was established, following a career in the City of London in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr Virani has played a key role in acquiring and growing the Company’s portfolio of oil and gas assets. In particular in 2010, he led the team that acquired Black Marlin giving the Company a foothold in East Africa. Mr Virani has regional responsibility for the East African portfolio.
Mr Virani is a third generation East African national and a member of the JSE Africa Board Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the Securities Institute, and has a Master of Finance & Investment (with Distinction) and a Master of Philosophy in Emerging Market Finance
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