Jonathan Berman, a non-lawyer, is senior advisor to the firm’s Africa initiative. Mr. Berman has over 20 years of experience working with global companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets. He brings insights from his experience of working with senior business leaders and understanding their approach to opportunities in a range of African markets.
In addition to his work with Covington, Mr. Berman is CEO of JE Berman Associates which invests if Africa-focused technology companies. Previously he served as partner and director of the corporate practice at Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm focused on frontier markets with fourteen offices worldwide. Mr. Berman has advised numerous global Fortune 500 companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets. His clients have included global leaders in oil, gas, mining, agribusiness, education, healthcare, IT and consumer goods, as well as governments and investors active in these sectors.
Mr. Berman is the author of the book Success in Africa, about the fastest-growing markets in the world and the CEOs who succeed there, with a foreword by Robert Rubin. He writes a regular feature on leadership and global markets for Harvard Business Review. He serves on the board of Asoko Insight Limited, and on boards for several non profit organizations.