About Us - Management Team

Congo-Foret has a team of well seasoned African professionals with extensive experience of running operations in remote locations. The business is strongly supported by a well-qualified managers comprised of agri-business professionals with over 100 years’ experience of operating in Africa.

Sarah Meikle, Administrateur Directrice Generale

Hillary Duckworth, Director

Hillary has been a Director of Congo-Foret since its inception in 2008 and is also the founding partner of Hawkwood Capital. He bases himself in Africa where he is involved in a number of companies including family ranches in Southern Province Zambia. In 1993 he co-founded TZI, a Luxembourg listed company. As CEO he built it up to be one of the largest non-mining entities in the Central African Region. Following macro-economic difficulties in Zimbabwe in the 1990s he was tasked with unbundling the TZI group, completing the task at the end of 2003. Prior to this Hillary worked as a corporate financier at Robert Fleming and Societe Generale Merchant Bank. Hillary has a Sloane MBA from London Business School. Hillary served 10 years as a British army officer after graduating from RMC Sandhurst with the RAC prize before working in the post-acquisition team at Hanson Trust.

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