Ms Ayaan Adam
Senior Director & Chief Executive Officer, AFC Capital Partners
Ayaan Adam is Senior Director & CEO of Africa Finance Corporation’s wholly owned AFC Capital Partners. She has over 27 years of visionary leadership and a strong track record in emerging markets investment and asset management, private equity, infrastructure, and climate change related financing products, with a particular focus on African and Asian Markets.
Prior to joining AFC, Ms. Adam was the Head and Director of the Private Sector arm of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in South Korea. She played a key role in building the mandate of the GCF Private Sector Facility and rapidly scaling its portfolio to US$ 2.1 billion in three years across Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ms. Adam was previously Managing Director of Africa Funds at CDC Group, following a 17-year career with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) spent in India as well as Washington, DC.
Ms. Adam holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Summa cum laude from Clark University.