The founder of Amani Circle, Deborah believes we need to get smarter on who/what we’re backing and a better way of doing business. She enables investors to identify the right entrepreneurs to back and shape businesses to thrive in the future. With a particular interest in technology such as Blockchain and AI, Deborah peels back the layers on the people behind the technology.

Past clients have included: AXA Investment Managers, Credit Suisse, ACE European Group, Carlyle Group, GFI Software, Gulf Investment Corporation, KPMG, Millicom Cellular, Saudi British Bank and select Family Groups.

Deborah writes about redefining business as usual and is a frequent speaker on leadership, innovation and ethical practices around data and technology.

The founder of Amani Circle, Deborah believes we need to get smarter on who/what we’re backing and a better way of doing business. She enables investors to identify the right entrepreneurs to back and shape businesses to thrive in the future. With a particular interest in technology such as Blockchain and AI, Deborah peels back the layers on the people behind the technology.

Past clients have included: AXA Investment Managers, Credit Suisse, ACE European Group, Carlyle Group, GFI Software, Gulf Investment Corporation, KPMG, Millicom Cellular, Saudi British Bank and select Family Groups.

Deborah writes about redefining business as usual and is a frequent speaker on leadership, innovation and ethical practices around data and technology.

The story behind AMANI™

WISHES and ASPIRATIONS in ARABIC – PEACE and HARMONY in SWAHILI, AMANI is more than a name. It represents a multicultural outlook and better way of doing business.

The story behind AMANI™

WISHES and ASPIRATIONS in ARABIC – PEACE and HARMONY in SWAHILI, AMANI is more than a name. It represents a multicultural outlook and better way of doing business.

Case Studies

Case Studies

CASE STUDY

EMERGING MARKETS: Navigating a clash between corporate governance and local customs   CHALLENGE A multinational company operating in emerging markets discovered an individual who had access to the company float was taking money out of the company but replacing it...

CASE STUDY

  WHEN INVESTORS COME IN Tackling transition and the growing pains of scaling a business CHALLENGE A start-up was acquired by a private equity firm. There was low morale, diminished team spirit, lack of personal performance, all ultimately impacting results. INSIGHTS...

CASE STUDY

  MILLENNIAL LEADER: Unmotivated and difficult to manage?   CHALLENGE A team transformation process with people from various backgrounds and ages. One person, in particular, was a millennial in a leadership position. He was perceived as difficult to manage by his...

Curiosity AND Creativity

A sense of curiosity is the hallmark of Deborah’s thinking. She explores the how and why of things, especially systems and people. But it doesn’t stop there. Challenging the status quo she asks ‘is there a better way‘ and if so, how?

Innovation and INSPIRATION

Deborah approaches matters like puzzles that need to be solved. With a sense of playfulness she challenges mindsets and perspectives, and helps people persevere through the most challenging circumstances.

Learning and Legacy

Deborah brings a sense of perspective and balance to the work one does. She instils the importance of acknowledging the blessings we have been given, the lessons we have learned and being a positive influence in the lives of others.