Founding Partner, Vital Capital
Eytan Stibbe is a successful entrepreneur who has been actively investing and building businesses in Africa for the past 30 years, and a driving force behind the Impact model for investment in developing markets. His vision and leadership have led to the initiation, implementation and successful completion of large-scale projects throughout Africa, each of which has aimed to achieve tangible humanitarian objectives and financial and business returns. His professional endeavors have spanned a wide range of sectors, including the construction of rural and urban communities, agriculture and agro-industrial projects, the creation of aviation and air-traffic control systems, large-scale educational ventures, healthcare, technology, clean-energy and water-related businesses. As a result, Eytan Stibbe’s successes have resulted in real and marked improvements in the quality of life for large populations.
In 1985, Eytan Stibbe created an Israeli start-up firm which he managed and grew to become a multi-national, emerging-market focused ECP enterprise employing thousands of people, and then in 2011 led it to a successful exit. Building on his decades of experience, in 2011, Eytan Stibbe founded Vital Capital Fund, an Impact Investment private equity fund aimed at demonstrating that large scale investments made responsibly and for impact achieve measurable improvements in people’s lives while generating strong investor returns. Today, in addition to serving on Vital’s Investment Committee, Eytan Stibbe is a board member of the Center for African Studies at Ben Gurion University, and a member of the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Aspen Institute’s Strategy Group for Global Food Security. He is also a governor and board member for several universities and NGOs dedicated to supporting the education and culture of underserved communities, predominately in sub-Sharan Africa.