Jonathan Berman

Job Description: 
Managing Director
Company: 
Fieldstone Africa
 
 
Jonathan joined Fieldstone in 2006, and has 30 years of investment banking experience, focussed mainly on emerging markets and the energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors.   His current focus is advising a mix of private and public sector clients on major project and other financings across Africa, 
 
Prior to joining Fieldstone he was Managing Director and head of Global Markets for Deutsche Bank South Africa, in which role he was also CEO of Deutsche Bank AG Johannesburg branch and responsible for business development across the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Before this Jonathan spent 17 years with Barclays, based successively in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Johannesburg. During his nine years in Asia, he completed many pioneering project, acquisition, export and capital market financings across the region,   followed by three years as Director, Investment Banking for the US Power and Utilities sector. From 2001 to 2004 he founded and headed Barclays’ pan-African Merchant Banking business, which completed transactions in 12 countries across the continent and was named "Debt House of the Year" by Euromoney. During this time Jonathan represented Barclays in the establishment of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.
 
Jonathan was a non Executive Director of the Bond Exchange of South Africa from 2003-9, and oversaw BESA’s merger with the JSE.   He maintains a keen interest in local currency debt market development across Africa, having led significant bond issues in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.    
 
He holds a BA (Hons) from Oxford University.