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Swaye Ventures Inc.

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Swaye Ventures has formed several strategic Joint Ventures with a long term strategic focus of accessing low cost sourcing capacity to deliver into high demand markets.

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With Impact Investment in Mind.

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Ventures with a focus on Innovative and Disruptive Technology centered on Impact Development - Inclusive Finance with a path to scalability. Swaye Ventures both leads and is a partner in several technology initiatives. 

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Our activities focus on emerging markets, with a bias towards Africa. With sector specialists, a vast network and strategic partnerships with research firms on the ground, Swaye provides qualified partners with unique opportunities.

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Swaye Ventures Incorporated is a diversified company with interests in investments, strategic advisory, and capacity building. A strategic firm that combines the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. With a global platform, strong local partnerships, and in-depth market knowledge, we act as a conduit for commercial capital, and we are positioned as a key financial intermediary in emerging and frontier markets. Our technical expertise allows us to manage risk effectively and add value to promising businesses that are constrained by capacity, expertise, and capital.

Swaye Ventures main goal is to promote economic and social development in emerging countries. The management team and advisors range from former senior international diplomats to financial and technology executives as well as scholars. While our activities are primarily across emerging markets, we are also involved in various global projects. As a result of a strong balance sheet and a highly experienced, diversified team, Swaye can apply its resources to projects across multiple sectors.

Swaye Ventures specializes in the research, design, and delivery of interventions that support the economic development of emerging markets. Working with premier global organizations in the private, public, and non-governmental sectors, Swaye develops and provides strategic advisory services and implements customized solutions to achieve economic development. It has several industry-leading specialized practice areas: a) Economic Growth, b) Financial Services, c) Investor Services, d) Digitization, e) Commodities, and Alternative Energy.

Swaye Ventures invests in SMEs across emerging and frontier markets, closely following their evolution through capital injection, knowledge transfer and overall technical assistance.

Swaye Ventures, through its fully owned subsidiary, has implemented and runs an alternative trade finance platform, AXenS. AXenS caters to trade oriented MSMEs in several emerging market countries, addressing the financing gap in the trade finance sector. It provides innovative, flexible, and accessible trade finance as well as a look-through, secure supply chain management process.

Our Strengths

  • Excellent Market Knowledge 

  • Strong International Financial Network

  • Strong ties with International Organizations

  • Perfect command in our areas of expertise

  • Management respected Internationally

  • Research and data driven



Senior Management


Samson Assefa

Managing Director

Director at Union Bancaire Privee and Anaconda Invest;

Cofounder of AXenS;

Lead strategist at AIM&R; 

Vice President JP Morgan Chase.


Dr. Mark Munoz

Senior Adviser

CEO of Munoz & Associates. Professor of International Business at Millikin University and former Asia Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Former Advisor to The AI Initiative of The Future Society.


Amb. Berhanu Deressa

Senior Adviser

Former board member of the International Red Cross, Ambassador  and former Mayor of Addis Ababa - Capital of Ethiopia.

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Dr. Omaima Hatem

Senior Adviser

Visiting Professor at Cambridge University - Formerly Professor at Edinburgh University Business School. Chancellor of Global Academic Foundation and CEO of Techtrans.


Mengesha Kebede

Senior Adviser

Former Head of the Africa Division and Inspector General at the United Nations for the High Comissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Senior Management

Mehmet Ulkumen

Senior Adviser

Former Chief of Protocol of United Nations in Geneva.


Lakew Assefa

Senior Adviser

Former Chief of Staff of United Nations in Geneva -  Chief U.N. Civilian Officer in Cambodia observing the first free elections.


Sergio Carnevale
Senior Advisor

Senior Consultant in Private Sector Development, Market Systems and Value Chains for over 15 years experience.. MPhil from Cambridge University.

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Petar Vasilev

Senior Adviser

CEO  of VTIC International - Bulgarian based International Defence Contractor.


Fikru Kidane

Senior Adviser

Former Senior Advisor to the President of the International Olympic Committee and Chief of Staff of IOC. Recipient of  World National Olympic Committee Award.  

From our Partners...

Peter Sorensen, ABB Merchant Banking

We worked with Swaye  across the product spectrum and particularly on sourcing capital and investments for frontier markets. Swaye has an eagle eye for profiting on the back of long term trends and we share with Swaye Capital a belief in the long term investment opportunities in frontier markets and the need to put capital to work in high alpha situations.

Dr. Omiama Hatem, Techtran

We have used Swaye for research, valuation and execution of buyouts of new technology companies for our clients as they scale their operations, expand into new markets/regions, and diversify their operations. Swaye has profound knowledge in structuring investments within the Sub-Saharan Private Markets  - very structured approach, able to use the firm’s extensive resources effectively to execute transactions. 

Petar Vasilev, VTIC International Ltd

Swaye  is a premier firm with regards to commodities trading and especially in petroleum products. We have successfully worked with them on several deals, and continue our profitable relationship in a wide spectrum of activities.

Yann Casthelaz, Shem Investment Managers

Swaye's in depth knowledge of the  products and commodities arena along with its extensive network makes it a valuable organisation to identify tangible opportunities in commodities trading and intermediation globally.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate responsibility values drive the Group in our decision and investments processes. We strongly believe that serving the local communities where we are implanted is an integral part of running a successful business as well as an individual responsibility. We seek to produce a positive impact in the countries that we invest in. Based on our values our aim is to support communities in ways that enhance the citizen’s life. We do this by having a foundation that is fully dedicated to implement our vision and social targets in the communities.


For Swaye Ventures it represents strength, longevity, cooperation, creativity, consistency and good governance. All of our colleagues are dedicated to the same cause, that is create wealth and social economic development.


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