Our Team

Robert (Bob) Collymore of Safaricom Limited Joins Acumen’s Board Of Directors

Acumen announced today that Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom Limited, will join its Board of Directors. Collymore, who has been at the helm of the Kenyan communications company since 2010, previously sat on the Advisory Council of the nonprofit social venture fund founded by Jacqueline Novogratz. He has more than 30 years in the telecommunications sector working in Africa as well as Asia and Europe. [Read More]

Welcoming our new COO, Carlyle Singer

We recently welcomed a new Chief Operating Officer to the team. Carlyle Singer brings over 30 years of executive, management, operational and corporate finance experience, most recently serving as President and CEO of a $280M private equity-owned global distribution company for printing and copier products. For more about her background, check out her bio. [Read More]

Acumen Values Award

At Acumen, our values are woven into all we do – from investing in companies to how we treat one another, our wider community, and the customers with whom we work. We realize that the work of creating change requires the moral imagination and, at times, courage, to consider trade-offs as we make the best decisions we can. To be effective, we need to know how to be both accountable and generous, when to listen and when to lead, how to be audacious while practicing humility. These rest on the foundation of both respect and integrity, two immutable values that carry into all we do. [Read More]