Pembaland Partners

The Partners and Investors of Pembaland are a Mozambican, North American and European consortium. Their local experiences in real estate development, construction, finance, hospitality, law and the service industry provides a solid grounding for Cabo Delgado operations.

Gabriel Fossati-Bellani - Managing Partner

Gabriel is a Mozambican, Italian and American national and has lived in Mozambique for over a decade. He holds an BA in economics from Princeton University and a MBA from the University of Cape Town GSB. He has worked in both the consulting and philanthropic sectors, working for a Mozambican Management Consulting firm, EUROSIS, and as a Director at the Maria de Lurdes Mutola Foundation in Maputo. He is a founder/investor of: a hospitality and fleet management company (Fossati-Moiane), an oil & gas services company (Mozrel) and a procurement & logistics firm (Upstream Procurement Mozambique). Gabriel divides his time between Maputo, Pemba and the other Mozambican cities where Pembaland companies are currently operating.

Celso Manave - Partner

Celso is a Mozambican national who lived ten years in South Africa Studying B.Com Marketing. He previously worked for Mcel in the Marketing department, Soico, the largest independent media company as a Sales Manager. Celso is a Director of Kal-El, a Mozambican Company, whose core activities include the provision of alternative construction materials based on new and fast building technologies to large-scale development in Maputo. Their recent expansion of product services has given rise to the provision of materials to many of the new developments in Maputo city. Celso speaks Portuguese, English, and Afrikaans.

Brian O’Donohue - Partner

Brian has a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University in Ireland and has passed both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme. Brian spent his early career with Heineken Deutschland and Vodafone Ireland in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Pembaland Brian had been working in Africa with Southern Cross International, a financial advisory firm, for nine years holding various roles, ultimately that of Sales Director. Brian has lived and worked in Ireland, Germany, USA, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and South Africa. He speaks English, German and Portuguese and divides his time between Johannesburg and Pemba.