Management: AFC is managed by a team of professionals with several decades of cumulative experience in banking and infrastructure finance across Africa. Samaila Zubairu, President & Chief Executive Officer

Our people

Meet our Board members and Management team

The Board

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.

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Emeka Emuwa

Chairman of the Board

Emeka Emuwa is former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank).
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Kirstine Damkjaer

Kirstine was appointed as an Independent Director of the Corporation during 2021.
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Roosevelt Ogbonna, FCA

Roosevelt Ogbonna is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC.
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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.
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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.
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Bolaji Jubril Lawal

Bolaji Jubril Lawal is the new MD/CEO of Ecobank Nigeria Limited.
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Ini Ebong

Ini Ebong is the Executive Director overseeing the Treasury and International Banking business of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (“FirstBank”).
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Dr. Hassan Mahmud

Dr. Hassan Mahmud is an economist and central banker with over 30 years of public service experience
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Anthony A. Ogunranti

Anthony Akindele Ogunranti, an Executive Director at Zenith Bank Plc, with a broad-based wealth of experience spanning over 30+ years in Banking & Finance, in both Nigeria and Ghana.
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Olumuyiwa Akinyemi

Olumuyiwa Akinyemi is the Deputy Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA).
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Kabelo Rikhotso

Kabelo Rikhotso is the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

Our people

Meet our Board members and Management team

Management

AFC is managed by a team of professionals with several decades of cumulative experience in banking and infrastructure finance across Africa

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Samaila Zubairu

President & Chief Executive Officer

A champion for African value capture, job creation and industrialization, Mr. Zubairu has corralled billions of dollars into transformative infrastructure over three decades of leadership.
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Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director, Financial Services

Sanjeev Gupta is an Executive Director for Financial Services at Africa Finance Corporation. He is responsible for Treasury, Trade Finance, Syndication, Country Relations and Advisory lines of business within AFC.
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Sameh Shenouda

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

With over 27 years of experience in infrastructure investments, project development and fundraising in international capital markets, Mr. Shenouda has a deep knowledge of African markets, with specific experience in Power, Transport & Logistics, Industrial and Oil & Gas sectors.
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Ayotunde Anjorin

Senior Director & Chief Financial Officer

Ayotunde is the Senior Director & Chief Financial Officer at AFC.
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Ayaan Adam

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.
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David Johnson

Senior 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.
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Patricia Aderibigbe

Human Resources Director

Patricia is a seasoned people and culture expert, with over two and half decades of visionary leadership in Talent Management & Development, Employee Engagement & Experience, Organization development and culture as well as Operations Management.
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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.

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