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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy statement sets out the data processing practices carried out with use of the Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC”) website. The statement should be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions of Use, of which this statement forms part thereof.

AFC is committed to keeping information given by the users of our website confidential. It is necessary that users fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

AFC is the sole owner of information collected on www.africafc.org. AFC will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, and it will be used only by AFC for technical administration of the website, customer administration, and research and development.

Links

The AFC website may contain links to, and may be accessed from, other websites. AFC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the AFC website. We encourage our users to be aware that, when they leave www.africafc.org, to read the privacy statements of websites that collects personally identifiable information.

What information does AFC collect about me?

When you visit, complete online forms or use our services at www. africafc.org, you volunteer the following information:

  • Personally, identifiable information – these include:
  • Registration related information (such as your name, home or work address, telephone number, etc).
  • If you register/apply for one of the vacancies listed on our careers website, employment, personal and educational details which you choose to provide to us as part of creating your profile, account and/or any application for employment, for example your CV, any employee or governmental identity number, driver’s license number and/or passport number (if required), your date of birth, place of birth, nationality (and where applicable dual or formal nationality), eligibility (including evidence) to work in the Country within which the vacancy exists (or relevant country), personal or professional interests (including job interests and areas of expertise), employment history, salary details and career aspirations, or language skills, any other information you choose to provide in your CV and any covering or subsequent documentation and any other information provided in relation to such registration or application, to enable us to process your registration or application.
  • If you take a survey or interact with us in various other ways, demographics information and information about subjects that may interest you, to give us an insight into how we can better serve you and all our customers.
  • Information you provide to us which reports a problem with any of the websites or apps and any further details requested from you to help us deal with such problem(s), so we can sort things out as quickly as possible.
  • Where you “like” us or make posts on our pages on social media websites and applications, so we understand you a bit better.
  • technical information about the device which you use (for example the device type), log information (details of your use of our websites and apps), to help us provide the best service we can.
  • Details of your location (where you visit us in person in store or choose to activate the location related functions of any website or app), so that we can give you information relative to that store or location.
  • Technical information- these include:
  • The type of browser you are using, your manner of connecting to the internet, your internet protocol address (which is the internet address of your computer, that all computers automatically provide whenever accessing the internet or other computers), etc. Although this tracks user traffic patterns and gathers information, it does not track individual users.
  • Other voluntary information- these include:
  • Anonymous information about your visits to our websites and your interaction with our products and services, which may be collected by third parties on our behalf through use of a pixel tag. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. These service providers do not collect the name, phone number, address, email address or any personally identifying information about the user.
  • Information necessary for legal compliance.
  • Information about the searches you carry out.
  • Information about your visits to the AFC website

Please note that no personally identifiable information is collected from visitors to our website who do not wish to register as users to www.africafc.org. However, if visitors wish to contact us, send comments, or recommend www.africafc.org, the visitor must provide some personally identifiable information such as name and e-mail address. This information will only be used by www.africafc.org.

Method of Collecting Information

We collect information about you in the following ways:

  • Automatic programming

When you complete our contact or any other forms at www.africafc.org and move from page to page within our website, the information you provide is automatically stored in our electronic files.

  • Cookies

These are very small text files placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies work like identification cards informing the server that you are a returning visitor to the web page. They can only be read by the server that gave them to you and are unique to your computer. If you would prefer, you can set your browsers to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. You can also set your browser to notify you when you receive cookies, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept them. Alternatively, you may switch off cookies by changing your browser settings.

Click here if you would like more detailed information about how these cookies work and our policy regarding the information they collect.

What does AFC do with the information collected?

Information gathered is mainly used for the following:

  • To operate and improve these website.
  • To respond and/or deal with your request or enquiry
  • To enhance the user’s experience.
  • To personalize the content for individuals and respond to their queries.
  • To administer the websites, apps and for internal record keeping, business development and research (including anonymization of your personal information for future statistical analysis).
  • To process and administer your job or similar application(s) (including placement or apprenticeship opportunities, as appropriate),
  • To provide you with information on opportunities available to you (where requested).
  • To interview, obtain suitable references, advise and undertake any required vetting procedures in relation to any vacancy which you register your interest for.
  • To contact you (directly either by us or through a relevant partner or agent) by telephone or e-mail for the above reasons.
  • To conduct checks on the details you provide to us, where appropriate, to assist with fraud prevention schemes.
  • To comply with legal, regulatory and other good governance obligations (including in connection with a court order, government investigation or when otherwise required by law).
  • To conduct research about the use of the website; and
  • To learn about the geographical distribution of our website’s visitors.

AFC may use agents and contractors in order to help operate the network. If such agents and contractors have access to personally identifiable information, they are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, such as not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing on the network.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and may be updated from time to time as business needs and legal requirements dictate. We will let you know if we decide or need to use your personal information in a considerably different way to those that we have previously told you about. We will keep your information for as long as is necessary for us to fulfil the purposes set out above.

AFC will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we are required by law or legal process to provide information regarding a user.

Your Choices

Visits to www.africafc.org and completing forms on the website is optional. The AFC website give users the option, wherever necessary and practical to opt-out of the use of their personally identifiable information for secondary uses by opting not to provide certain information when registering, and opting not to receive AFC newsletters, announcements and other e-mails.

Commitment to Security

The AFC website has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of www.africafc.org. Reasonable steps will always be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. All our employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. However, we cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties acting illegally).

As AFC operates globally, it may be necessary to transfer your personal information to third parties based outside the European Economic Area for the purposes set out above. We will ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and other processing. If you choose to provide your personal information directly to Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) affiliates, agents or representatives through their respective websites, then their additional Privacy Policies will apply and should also be reviewed by you.

We take the security of our customers’ data very seriously and we use appropriate measures to protect all personal information collected in a secure, controlled environment.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our websites or apps, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our websites or apps. When you submit your personal information through our websites or apps, this at your own risk.

How can I stop receiving notices about future offers or to stop my personal information from being shared with third parties or from being sent outside the European Economic Area?

Please let us know by writing to us at the address given at the bottom of this policy. In addition, each time we send you marketing information by electronic mail or SMS text messaging, we will provide an opportunity for you to unsubscribe from receiving further information from us.

Google Analytics

Google uses cookies to track visitors to allow us to better analyse our website and constantly improve it. We do not share personal data with Google.

How do I correct or update my personal information?

We rely on the personal information that you give us, so it is important that all the details that you give to us are accurate and up to date. If your personal information changes, please notify us by writing to us at the address given at the bottom of this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

This privacy statement states our current practices and policies. If our practices change in the future, this statement will be updated and posted here so that you have the latest information on our data collection and use policies.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact:

 

Lucy Savage

Senior Vice President, Communications

Tel: + 234 1 279 9600

Email: lucy.savage@africafc.org

 

Olu Dare

Documentti Ltd

Tel: +44 7862352602

Email: olu.dare@documentti.com

Our Sectors
AFC prioritises those sectors which offer significant development impact and high profit potential, to achieve the best return on investment for its shareholders.

AFC has sought to address the wider infrastructure divide by originating, structuring and executing projects in the African power sector….

Power
Transport & Logistics

The DFI community, including the AFC, continues to play the important facilitation role by becoming more and more involved in projects….

As a continent endowed in natural and mineral resources, Africa has the capacity for sustainable growth in industrial output….

Heavy Industries
Telecommunications

Expanding connectivity and energy efficient equipment are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa….

AFC acts as an adviser and financier to a number of leading sponsors seeking to undertake important transactions in the mining and oil and gas industries and associated infrastructure….

Natural Resources

Mr. Batchi Baldeh

Mr. Batchi Baldeh is an investment banker, infrastructure developer and utility management specialist, with over 33 years’ professional experience across the power value chain and financing capital structure. He is currently the Director, Power Systems Development, at the African Development Bank, which he joined in 2017, and is also responsible for managing its private sector energy loan portfolio.

Prior to joining AfDB, he was Director, Power Business, Investments Division, at the Africa Finance Corporation. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, European Union/BizClim and Government of Lesotho, and was pioneer Managing Director of Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Development Bank of Nigeria and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cabeolica S.A. and Cenpower Operations and Services Limited.

He was an Alternate Director and Technical Committee member of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company. Mr. Baldeh holds a BSc Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, UK. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, UK, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors

Ms Nana Eshun – Director & General Counsel

Nana Eshun is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Corporation with oversight responsibility for Legal and Corporate Secretarial functions. Ms. Eshun is a finance lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and specialist expertise in infrastructure financing across Africa and internationally.

Nana’s experience includes representing AFC as a project developer and financier of various corporate transactions covering: project finance, debt and equity investments, public private partnerships in key infrastructure sectors of natural resources (oil & gas and mining), power, transport, heavy industry and telecommunications as well as corporate borrowings and investment funds.

Prior to joining AFC in 2008, Nana worked for the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she led on the legal aspects of financing of projects covering infrastructure and for economic development. She also represented the Ministry of Finance/Government of Ghana as lead finance lawyer primarily on the West African Gas Pipeline Project. Before that, she worked as a solicitor with City commercial law firms in the United Kingdom – Denton Wilde Sapte Solicitors and Eversheds Solicitors on private finance initiative projects.

Nana Eshun is dual qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Ghana (1987) and Solicitor, England and Wales (1994). She holds a BA (Law & Sociology) from the University of Ghana, BL (Barristers Law Practicing Certificate) from the Ghana School of Law, Law Society Finals (UK Solicitors Qualifying Course) from the College of Law, Guildford (UK) and an LLM (International Business Law) from the University of London.
 

 

 

 

Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna

Roosevelt Ogbonna is Group Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank PLC and has over 20 years’ experience in banking across treasury, commercial, corporate and investment banking.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Executive Director, Wholesale Banking Division of Access Bank PLC. He is on the Boards of several institutions including Access Bank UK Limited, Access Bank (Zambia) Ltd and Central Securities Clearing System PLC. In 2015, he was selected as one of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Future Global Leaders.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Senior Executive Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School, an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a CFA charter holder.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IMD Business School, and Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration.

 

Mr. Ahmad Abdullahi

Ahmad Abdullahi is Interim Chairman of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee. He was Director and Head of Banking Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) until February 2020.

He joined CBN as a manager and rose to Director. At CBN he oversaw Retail Banking Services at three CBN branches prior to other senior roles in CBN’s Banking Supervision Department. He was promoted to Director Governor’s Department in 2012 and then to Director of Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department in 2014.

Previously he was a Lecturer at Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, and is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and a certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.

He holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Banking

 

Ayotunde Anjorin

Ayotunde Anjorin is a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Prior to this, he was AFC's Senior Vice President and Head of Finance & Operations with strategic leadership responsibilities for all finance-related activities comprising banking operations, financial reporting and control, product control and settlement. Mr. Anjorin joined the Corporation as the Vice President and Financial Controller. Prior to AFC, He worked at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, where he held many positions within the Finance group and Internal Audit at national and regional levels. He was the regional Head of Wholesale Banking Finance at Standard Chartered Bank responsible for managing wholesale banking finance activities across West Africa. He has also worked as a consultant for KPMG.

Mr. Anjorin holds a BSc in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ayotunde is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years post qualification experience encompassing financial accounting, reporting and control, management accounting, financial risk management, process re-engineering and reviews. He has also attended Executive Management programmes at Harvard Business School, USA, IMD Business School, Switzerland and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

David Johnson

David Johnson is the Corporation's Director and Chief Risk Officer. Until his appointment, Mr. Johnson was the Senior Vice President, Market Risk Management. Prior to joining AFC, he spent fifteen years working as a Risk Manager, Trader and Structurer at various international banks including Stanbic IBTC Bank, where he was Regional Head of Market Risk for West Africa, and Risk Manager for the Credit Derivatives Group at WestLB AG (Westdeutsche Landesbank, London) and the Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) conduit at Abbey National Treasury Services.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Computing, MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from the City University, London, UK.

Anthony Arabome, Director, Corporate Services

Mr. Anthony Arabome is currently Director, Corporate Services Division with oversight responsibility for Human Resources, Administration, Information Technology and Procurement Functions whilst doubling as the Corporation’s Human Resources Director. He has 35 years’ experience, at both technical and management levels, in Human Resource Management and General Management, across the Oil & Gas and Financial Services sectors, having worked for leading global institutions throughout his career.

Prior to joining the Corporation in 2009, he was HR Director of Shell International’s Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCo) and concurrently, the Regional Talent Manager for Shell E&P Africa. He was also on the Board of SNEPCo.

Mr. Arabome is a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and one of the Institute’s Past Presidents. He is also an esteemed member of the international Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). He is an alumnus of several Executive Education programmes in HRM, Leadership, Strategy, Execution and Business Management, of the University of Michigan USA, IMD Switzerland, Cornell University USA, INSEAD USA and London Business School, UK. He holds an honours BSc degree in Economics from the University of Ife, Nigeria and an MSc degree in Human Resource Management from the University of London, UK.

 

 

 

Samaila Zubairu

President/Chief Executive Officer

Samaila Zubairu is AFC’s 3rd President and Chief Executive Officer. With over 30 years’ of professional experience, his entrepreneurial leadership propelled the development and implementation of a new five-year corporate strategy, which, at its core, addressesthe urgent mandate of developing and financing infrastructure, natural resources and industrial assets on the continent. Key pillars of the strategy include enhancing the capacity of the team and entrenching a High-Performance Culture; coherent ecosystem strategy for value accretive beneficiation and import substitution; proactive risk and portfolio management to improve AFC’s rating and diversifying the Corporation’s funding sources.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Zubairu was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited, where he established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers, to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.

As Chief Financial Officer for Dangote Cement Plc, he launched Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project and managed the unbundling of Dangote Industries Limited to listed subsidiaries on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he was the Treasurer for the Dangote Group during its transformation from a trading company to an industrial conglomerate.

Mr. Zubairu is an Eisenhower Fellow and the first African appointed to the Board of Trustees of the 67-year old international leadership exchange programme. He holds several Non-Executive Board positions.

He holds a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria (FCA).

 

 

Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan

Patrick Akinwuntan is Managing Director and Regional Executive at Ecobank Nigeria, prior to which he was Group Executive of Ecobank’s Consumer Bank, leading the business across 33 countries in Africa.

Under his leadership, Ecobank has launched several digital innovations that are revolutionising banking, creating an unrivalled payments ecosystem through Ecobank’s unified Mobile app, EcobankPay Merchant QR, Xpress Account, Xpress Cash (enabling card-less ATM withdrawals), Pan-African Card and Rapidtransfer, which enables cross-border remittances across 33 African countries in 18 currencies.

His previous roles at Ecobank included Group Executive Director Domestic Bank, Group Executive Director, Operations, Technology, Transaction and Retail Banking and Managing Director of eProcess International. He has an MBA in Finance from Obafemi Awolowo University, is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School executive programme.

Mr. Henry Oroh

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. He began his banking career in 1992 at Citibank, where he served for seven years in Operations, Treasury and Marketing.

Mr. Oroh has almost two decades of experience in the banking industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, Edo State. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Nigeria.

He holds an LLB from the University of London and an MBA from Lagos State University.

 

Dr. Kingsley Obiora

Dr. Obiora is Deputy Governor (Economic Policy) at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Prior to this, he was an Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA, where he was a member of the Executive Board responsible for conducting the daily operations of the IMF and assisted representation of 23 African countries at the Board.

He joined the IMF in 2007, working in the European Department and the Strategy, Policy and Review.

Department, focusing on exchange rate assessment, debt sustainability analyses, decoupling and spillovers, real sector analyses, and several reviews of Financial Sector Assessments. He also worked at the West African Monetary Institute and the Centre for Econometric and Allied Research at the University of Ibadan.

He was Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the Governor of the CBN for four years until 2018, with his extensive international and national economic experience helping the Bank understand and deal with the external shocks emanating from the drop in oil prices. He was Technical Adviser to Nigeria’s National Economic Management Team and Special Assistant to President Jonathan’s Chief Economic Adviser, playing key roles in shaping the country’s economic policies on several fronts, including energy subsidies, power sector reform, measurement of job creation, architecture of development financing, regulatory framework for doing business and asset-based economic mapping and modeling.

He has a degree from the University of Benin and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Economics from the University of Ibadan.

 

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan

Dr. Adeduntan is CEO of FirstBank Group, where he was previously Executive Director and Group CFO. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

His previous roles included Director and pioneer CFO/ Business Manager of Africa Finance Corporation; Senior Vice-President and CFO at Citibank Nigeria; Senior Manager in the Financial Services Group of KPMG Professional Services; and a Manager at Arthur Andersen Nigeria. He is on the Boards of FBN Holdings Plc, FBNBank UK, Nigeria Interbank Settlement System PLC (NIBSS), Shared Agent Network Expansion Facilities Ltd (SANEF) and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).

He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan and is a member of Sigma Educational Foundation which focuses on enhancing the quality of Nigeria’s tertiary education system. He has an MBA from Cranfield University Business School, UK, which he attended as a Chevening Scholar.

 

Mr. Victor Osadolor

Victor Osadolor has been Deputy Group ManagingDirector, United Bank for Africa Plc Group and ManagingDirector of UBA Africa, a Director of UBA Capital Europeand Chairman of UBA Pensions Custodians Limited. Previously he was Group Director of Heirs Holdings(HH) Limited, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Investment Banking and Chief Strategist for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated.

His other roles at various UBA subsidiaries have includedManaging Director, Deputy Managing Director, ExecutiveDirector – Risk & Finance and Group Chief Finance Officer. He has also held senior roles at Standard Trust Bank,CTB, Ecobank Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank andCoopers & Lybrand.

He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours inAccounting from the University of Benin, is a Fellow ofthe Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN),an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme and an honorary life memberof the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Mr. Osadolor’s career spans over 28 years. Prior to joining Ecobank Transnational Incorporated , he served as Managing Director - UBA-Capital; and other senior appointment at UBA., Standard Trust Bank; Deputy Managing Director, Continental Trust Bank; Chief Finance Officer, Ecobank Nigeria; Chief Finance Officer,Guaranty Trust Bank; and Auditor, Coopers & Lybrand now (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

Soula I. Proxenos

Soula I. Proxenos was appointed as an Independent Director of the Corporation during the year. She has over 30 years’ financial services experience and has a deep understanding of capital markets, fundraising, brandbuilding and real estate. She is an adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is an Independent Non-Executive Director, consultant and adviser of several organisations and has extensive experience as Board chair, committee chair (nominations, and compensation committees), committee member (audit and credit) of not-for-profit and commercial Board of Directors.

Ms. Proxenos was formerly Managing Director of International Housing Solutions. She founded South African Workforce Housing Fund, developed its concept and was responsible for staffing, raising capital, strategy and government relations. She was also cochair of the investment committee and remains on the group’s advisory Board.

Prior to this, she was Managing Director of Fannie Mae’s International Housing Financial Services. She had responsibility for the P+L of Fannie Mae’s international consulting services and training programmes, assisting in the development of marketbased housing finance systems in over 35 countries. She holds a BA from Wits University and an MBA from University of Stellenbosch.

 

Mr Emeka Emuwa

Emeka Emuwa is Chairman of the Board Risk and Investment Committee and a Non-Executive Director of the Corporation. He is the Group Managing Director and CEO of Union Bank of Nigeria, which he joined in 2012 to lead its transformation following its recapitalisation by Union Global Partners.

An accomplished banker with 30 years’ experience across Africa, he previously had a distinguished 25-year career with Citibank, where, following senior roles in seven African countries, he became the first Nigerian to be appointed Country Officer and Managing Director of Citibank Nigeria.

Mr. Emuwa is the Chairman of the Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment sub-committee of the Nigerian Bankers’ Committee; the Nigeria Portugal Friendship and Business Association; and former Chairman of Junior Achievement Nigeria.

Mr. Emuwa graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Finance and holds an MSc. in Management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management

 

Mr. Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta is AFC’s Executive Director and Head of the Financial Services Division, responsible for treasury, trade finance & syndications, country relations and the corporate advisory lines of business within AFC.

Mr. Gupta has over 25 years’ experience in Investment Management, private equity and corporate advisory services. Mr. Gupta’s forte is blending together global and indigenous corporates, financial investors and governments to develop commercially viable business and development models that leave a sustainable impact on emerging market economies.

Prior to joining AFC, Mr. Gupta was the Managing Partner of Emerging Markets M&A Center of Excellence at Ernst Young (EY). He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Investment Management Emerging Markets operations and a Founder and erstwhile Managing Partner of Emerging Opportunity Consulting, a boutique advisory firm specialising in SME financing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta, India, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA). He is an alumnus of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

 

Mr. Oliver Andrews

Oliver Andrews is AFC’s Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, leading the origination, technical/industry and project development teams, and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is an entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with an extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance. Mr. Andrews has over 30 years’ experience in the various infrastructure sectors and 20 years as an infrastructure project developer, financier and strategic adviser.

He was the Project Director for Cenpower, leading a multidisciplinary project team that successfully achieved financial close for a US$900 million landmark project in Ghana, which won the 2014 Africa power deal of the year.

Mr. Andrews is a former CEO of TCI Infrastructure Limited and the Gambia Ports Authority, with extensive international experience in infrastructure development and financing, both from a public and private sector perspective, within and outside the African continent. He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa, leading project development teams and providing strategic, policy, programme and commercial advice on infrastructure development issues to development financial institutions, international bluechip corporations, as well as to African and European governments.

He is the Non-Executive Director of several companies and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Centre, a UK registered charitable organisation promoting Africa’s cultural diversity. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, a Chartered Marketer and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics.