Senior Advisor, Actis
Brandon Courban currently serves as Senior Adviser at Olympus Capital, a private equity fund manager investing into growth companies across Asia. He is on the Board of Directors for EB Impact, the non-profit sister organisation to Eco-Business.
He was previously Operating Partner for Renewable Energy Transactions at TotalEnergies in Singapore, and prior to that Executive Director at Olympus Capital where he served on the board of several Olympus Capital Investee Companies, both private and public.
Brandon is based in Singapore and leads investments in Southeast Asia throughout the deal cycle, from sourcing through to management and exit with an emphasis on the environmental, sustainability and renewable energy industries. Over a 20+ year career he has served in senior positions at TotalEnergies, Macquarie Capital, Armstrong Asset Management and Sindicatum Group building an extensive track record in sustainable energy and clean infrastructure. He started his career as an engineer at Mott MacDonald and holds a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng) designation, as well as an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.
A British national who grew up in Sierra Leone, Brandon is passionate about leaving the world a better place - he has led numerous investments into environmentally positive companies, launched regional platforms from a standing start, authored an approved UNFCCC carbon abatement methodology, led over a million tons of carbon reduction in Indonesia and was recognised in the British Expertise awards for innovative climate change solutions in China. He is an occasional seed investor and start-up mentor, and outside of the office you will often find him on a sports field somewhere. He is fluent in English, Creole and proficient in Indonesian Bahasa.