Meet our Board members and Management team
Meet our Board members and Management team
AFC is managed by a team of professionals with several decades cumulative experience in banking and infrastructure finance across Africa
President & Chief Executive Officer
Until his appointment, Samaila was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited, where he established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund1(NIIF1) for infrastructure private equity across West Africa
Executive Director, Financial Services
Sanjeev Gupta was appointed Executive Director, Financial Services at AFC.
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer
Sameh brings over 27 years’ experience in fundraising and investments in international capital markets, with a focus on the development of infrastructure projects, setting up new platforms and has backed strong management teams.
Senior Director & Chief Financial Officer
Ayotunde is the Director & Chief Financial Officer at AFC.
Senior Director and CEO of AFC Capital Partners
Ayaan brings to AFC, 27 years of visionary leadership and a strong track record in emerging markets investment, asset management, private equity, infrastructure, and climate change related financing products, with a particular focus on African and Asian Markets.
Director & Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Johnson was promoted to Chief Risk Officer in 2016, after being employed at AFC as Vice President of Market Risk Management for the previous 5 years, during which time he has led a comprehensive review of all major risk management policies.
Director & General Counsel
Nana Eshun is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Director Corporate Services
Anthony Arabome is a Director and Division Head, Corporate Services with oversight responsibility for Human Resources, Administration, Information Technology, and Procurement.
Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze
Director & Chief Economist and Head of Research and Strategy
Rita holds a double honours degree (BSc & BA) in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College, Massachusetts, USA.
The Corporation's Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for policy formulation, strategy and decision making, with speciﬁc authority delegated to three subsidiary committees and executive management for the day-to-day operations.
Dr. Kingsley Obiora
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Obiora is Deputy Governor (Economic Policy) of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Emeka Emuwa is former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank).
Ahmad Abdullahi was the Director and Head of Banking Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Nigeria and retired from the Central Bank of Nigeria in February 2020.
Bolaji Jubril Lawal
Bolaji Jubril Lawal is the new MD/CEO of Ecobank Nigeria Limited.
Henry Oroh is an Executive Director at Zenith Bank International Plc. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Managing Director & CEO of Zenith Bank Ghana. Mr. Oroh has almost two decades of experience in the banking industry.
Anastasia I. Proxenos
Anastasia Soula Proxenos was appointed as an Independent Director of the Corporation, in the course of the year. Ms. Proxenos has more than 30 years of financial services experience.
Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh
Mr. Batchi Baldeh is an investment banker, infrastructure developer and utility management specialist, with over 33 years of professional experience across the power value chain and financing capital structure.
Ini Ebong is the Executive Director overseeing the Treasury and International Banking business of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (“FirstBank”).
Kevin Nnanyere Amugo, PhD
Dr. Kevin Amugo holds a PhD in Management from Nasarawa State University, Keffi; MSc Finance, University of Calabar; and BSc Accountancy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Kirstine Damkjaer is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency.
Roosevelt Ogbonna, FCA
Roosevelt Ogbonna is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC.
Victor Osadolor was the immediate past Deputy Group Managing Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc Group and Managing Director of UBA Africa; a Director on the Board of UBA Capital Europe; the Chairman of UBA Pensions Custodians Limited and Board Chairman of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).