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Al Amana

Fouad Abdelmoumni

CEO Al Amana

Fouad Abdelmoumni is an economist, holds a diploma in development economics from the Mohammed V University in Rabat and an MBA-equivalent diploma from the Institut supérieur de commerce et d’administration des entreprise ...

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Ghana Home Loans

Dominic Adu

Co-founder Ghana Home Loans

Dominic Adu co-founded Ghana Home Loans, the leading residential mortgage finance provider in Ghana, in 2006. He previously acquired private equity experience working for ten years as an investment principal with Actis, ...

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Tufts University

Jenny Aker

Assistant Professor of Development Economics Tufts University

Jenny Aker is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the faculty of Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Econom ...

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IFC

Halah Al-Jubeir

Associate operations officer IFC

Halah Al-Jubeir is an associate operations officer at IFC, where she works with sovereign governments, development finance institutions and foundations to cultivate partnerships in support of IFC's advisory programmes. W ...

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GRET

Arlène Alpha

Director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team GRET

Arlène Alpha, who has a doctorate in development and environment economics, joined Gret in 2003. She has been director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team since 2007. Her fields of expertise include a ...

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CRATerre-ENSAG

Romain Anger

Stratégy CRATerre-ENSAG

Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the international developmen ...

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PlaNet Finance

Jacques Attali

Economist PlaNet Finance

Jacques Attali is a French economist, writer and senior civil servant. He was an advisor to former President François Mitterrand, and Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is the fou ...

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Sanergy

David Auerbach

co-founder Sanergy

David Auerbach co-founded Sanergy, a pioneering social business that provides affordable, safe sanitation to residents of urban informal settlements in Africa. He served as Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation at the Cli ...

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Allianz

Frédéric Baccelli

CEO Allianz

After heading up the underwriting risk division of Allianz (formerly AGF), Frédéric Baccelli was also the group’s US correspondent for large corporate accounts. Between 2001 and 2010, he was successively CEO of Protexia ...

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FMO

Yvonne Bakkum

Director Private Equity FMO

Yvonne Bakkum is Director Private Equity at FMO (the Dutch Development Bank) since 2007. She joined FMO in 2001 as Senior Investment Officer and Manager Business Development Latin America, responsible for structured fina ...

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WWF

Jean Bakouma

Head WWF

Jean Bakouma has a PhD in economics and is a specialist in the global wood markets. As a former consultant of the World Bank, the FAO, the European Union and the International Tropical Timber Organization, he lectures on ...

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Azalaï Hotels Group

Mossadeck Bally

Président fondateur Azalaï Hotels Group

Mossadeck Bally is the Founder and CEO of Azalaï Hotels Group, West Africa’s leading hotel chain. Born in Niger to Malian parents, Mr. Bally studied first in France and then in the United States, where he graduated from ...

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Bamboo

Tracy Barba

Responsable de communication Bamboo

Tracy Barba is responsible for developing thought leadership initiatives and directing the launch of new fund products. She has also worked for the angel investor Golden Seeds and for VantagePoint Cleantech fund and prov ...

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Proparco

Guillaume Barberousse

Regional Representative, Istanbul office Proparco

Guillaume Barberousse started his career with BNP Paribas 2000, working in the mergers and acquisitions consultancy department with particular responsibility for deals in the agro-industry sector, and in media and teleco ...

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APG World Connect

Jean-Louis Baroux

President APG World Connect

Jean-Louis Baroux has 45 years’ experience in the airline industry. In 1991, he founded APG Global Associates, the world’s leading sales and distribution network for airlines and he is also founder and President of APG W ...

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Novastar

Steve Beck

Co-fondateur et Directeur associé Novastar

Before creating Novastar Ventures, Steve Beck founded SpringHill Equity Partners, an investor in early stage businesses in East Africa, and was Chief Executive Officer of the philanthropy advisor Geneva Global and Managi ...

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Tilburg University

Thorsten Beck

Chairman Tilburg University

Thorsten Beck is professor of economics and chairman of the European Banking Center at Tilburg University. Prior to this, he worked for the World Bank at the research department. His focus is on the relationship between ...

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CDC Climat

Valentin Bellassen

Research Unit Manager CDC Climat

Valentin Bellassen is Research Unit Manager at CDC Climat (project mechanisms, agriculture and forestry). He has a PhD in environmental sciences, a Master's degree in water and forestry engineering and is a graduate of t ...

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AFD

Tanguy Bernard

AFD

Tanguy Bernard joined AFD in 2008 where he assesses the impacts development projects have on their beneficiaries. He holds a PhD in Economics and has conducted research on issues relating to agricultural products’ trade ...

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Symbiotics

Yannis Berthouzoz

Analyst Symbiotics

Yannis Berthouzoz graduated in Economic and Social Science from the University of Geneva and takes a particular interest in socially responsible investment. Prior to joining Symbiotics S.A, he worked at UNCTAD and in the ...

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Proparco

Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy

Deputy Investment Director Proparco

Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy is an agronomist engineer and holds a Master's Degree from the Graduate Business School, IAE of Paris. After working as a consultant in the urban water sector, he joined AFD in 1998 as head of proje ...

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DEG

Tobias Bidlingmaier

investment manager DEG

Tobias Bidlingmaier works as an investment manager in the Special Programs Department at DEG in Cologne. Before joining DEG, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Development Research and Dev ...

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AFD

Isadora Bigourdan

Investment officer AFD

Isadora Bigourdan, a lawyer and graduate of Sciences Po, Paris, is the investment officer in charge of housing finance, at the Financial Institutions and Private Sector Support Division of Agence française de développeme ...

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AFD

Aymeric Blanc

Public-private partnerships AFD

Aymeric Blanc graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. He joined the External Economic Relations Department of the French Ministry of Finance in 1997 and the A ...

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BearingPoint

Aurélien Boiteau

Manager BearingPoint

Aurélien Boiteau is a manager in the Energy & Utilities team at BearingPoint. He has undertaken numerous market studies and economic analyses for major players in the sector. He has also written several articles anal ...

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HYSTRA

Robin Bonsey

Consultant HYSTRA

Robin Bonsey has worked as a consultant at Hystra since 2013 assisting major corporations, development agencies and private foundations in a wide variety of sectors and countries. Previously he worked in socially respons ...

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Jérôme Bossuet

Jérôme Bossuet is a trained agronomist and independent communication consultant in the development aid sector. He has over 15 years’ experience managing agricultural development programmes in countries as diverse as Bosn ...

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Gras Savoye

Frédéric Bouchet

Head of international marketing Gras Savoye

Frédéric Boucher has spent 15 years working in the insurance industry, first in Gras Savoye Belgium before transferring to Gras Savoye International in Paris (2011). He holds an MBA in marketing from the universities of ...

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Proparco

Christel Bourbon-Séclet

Investment officer of the Infrastructures and Mining division Proparco

Christel Bourbon-Séclet is a lawyer. She gained expertise in the waste management sector through working for a subsidiary of the Veolia Environnement Group, before joining Proparco in 2008. As investment officer of the I ...

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Standard Bank

Jeannot Boussougouth

Senior Manager Standard Bank

Jeannot Boussougouth is a Senior Manager in the Power & Infrastructure division at Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, and has been involved in several transactions in South Africa and Africa. Prior to ...

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Vicat

Pierre-Olivier Boyer

Human Relations Manager Vicat

Pierre-Olivier Boyer graduated from the École du commissariat de la marine (Naval Administrator's College); he also holds a Master's in Economic Science. He joined Vicat Group in 2001 where he holds the position of Human ...

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Suez Environnement

Alexandre Brailowsky

Societal Engineering Director Suez Environnement

Alexandre Brailowsky is a Medical Doctor and holds qualifications in Primary Health Care in Developing Countries and Disaster Medicine. He has worked for both Médecins du monde and Médecins sans Frontières. Between 1994 ...

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Proparco

Lise Breuil

Water and Sanitation Division Proparco

Lise Breuil graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale du génie rural des eaux et des forêts. Following a PhD on the renewal of PPPs in the water sector in developing countries, she hel ...

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CIRAD

Nicolas Bricas

socio-economist CIRAD

Nicolas Bricas is a socio-economist. He has spent years monitoring the commercial strategies of small agrifood businesses producing local products for urban markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and has helped promote local cer ...

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African Lion Funds

Mike Brook

Manager of African funds African Lion Funds

Mike Brook graduated in 1981 with a BSc in Mining Geology from the University of Wales. He joined MIM Holdings Ltd in 1983 as a mine geologist and progressed to chief geologist. In 1993, he joined stockbroker J. B. Were ...

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GRET

Cécile Broutin

Director of environnement GRET

A trained agro-economist, Cécile Broutin has been the Director of GRET’s Environment, Business and Family Farms team since September 2008. She was based at GRET’s Senegal office for ten years, working in several West Afr ...

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Nodalis conseil

Martin Buchsenschutz

(Français) Ingénieur-économiste Nodalis conseil

Engineer and economist Martin Buchsenschutz has been involved in the sub-Saharan African energy sector for over ten years, assisting governments in identifying key weaknesses in their energy sector (legal and institution ...

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Richard Bullock

Richard Bullock has over 35 years of experience in transport analysis and investment planning, covering all forms of transport in a number of countries, including several in southern and eastern Africa. He has worked at ...

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DEG

Felix Busse

Senior investment manager DEG

Felix Busse is a senior investment manager at DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Based in the Manufacturing Industry and Services department, he is responsible for projects in waste management ...

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IFC

Carolyn Cain

Principal Tourism Specialist IFC

Carolyn Cain is a Principal Tourism Specialist with the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Carolyn provides industry expertise and analysis throughout the project investment cycle including establishing ...

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AFD

Stéphane Carcas

Project manager AFD

Stéphane Carcas has been a project manager and transport sector specialist for the Sustainable Transport and Energy Division at Agence Française de Développement (AFD) since 2005. His brief covers road, rail, port and ai ...

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Proavia

Marie Carru

Managing Director Proavia

A graduate of Marseilles Business School and IEP Strasbourg, Marie Carru joined Proavia in 1996 after being involved in a study conducted for the French Civil Aviation Authority on exports of French airport equipment. Sh ...

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Jeune Afrique

Olivier Caslin

Journalist at Jeune Afrique

Olivier Caslin is a journalist for the magazine Jeune Afrique, writing on transport and multilateral economic issues. He also follows events in Burundi, Djibouti and Mauritius.

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The World Bank Group

Tuukka Castrén

senior forestry specialis The World Bank Group

Tuukka Castrén is a senior forestry specialist in the Agriculture and Environmental Services department of the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network. He is also the team leader for forest governance and law enforc ...

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Orange

Ludovic Centonze

Orange for Developement, project leader Orange

After graduating in telecommunications engineering, Ludovic Centonze spent six years working in finance in New York. Following his return to France, he branched into film production to then develop an international advis ...

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Digital Divide Data

Hildah Chao

Research Assistant Digital Divide Data

Hildah Chao is a Research Assistant of Digital Divide Data Kenya. Hildah came to DDD from Ipsos-Synovate Kenya where she worked as a Qualitative Research Consultant. She has also worked for Research Guide Africa as a Soc ...

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IFC

Yasser Charafi

Investment officer IFC

Yasser Charafi is an Investment Officer with IFC's Infrastructure Team for Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, in charge of investments in power and transport infrastructure. Yasser specializes in fixed transportation infras ...

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AFD

Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian

Economist AFD

Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian is an economist and has been a member of AFD's Financial and Private Sector Division since 2007. He contributed to the definition of AFD's strategy to support the private sector. Grégoire Chau ...

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CNRS

Annie Chéneau-Loquay

Research director CNRS

Annie Chéneau-Loquay is a research director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) within the Centre d’étude d’Afrique noire at the Bordeaux Political Studies Institute. She set up the Africa’NTI program in 19 ...

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WWF

Anne Chetaille

International Programme Officer WWF

Anne Chetaille is International Programme Officer at WWF France. She deals with institutional relations with the AFD group and FFEM and supports WWF offices in the global south in the establishment and implementation of ...

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EMPEA

Jennifer Choi

Manager EMPEA

Jennifer Choi manages EMPEA's external and public affairs activities, and institutional partnerships. As its first research director, she built EMPEA's industry statistics program and publications. Previously, she was a ...

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Vecturis

Patrick Claes

Co-founder of Vecturis and CEO of Setrag

Patrick Claes co-founded Vecturis in 2006 along with Eric Peiffer. He is CEO of Société d’exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag), a rail concession operator in Gabon, and has considerable experience of the African rail s ...

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Crédit Agricole CIB

Tanguy Claquin

head of the Sustainable Banking team Crédit Agricole CIB

Tanguy Claquin is head of the Sustainable Banking team at Crédit Agricole CIB. The team advises customers on projects that combine financial profitability with social and environmental objectives. Tanguy Claquin founded ...

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Mickaël Clément

Mickaël Clément is a consultant specialising in social risks and stakeholder relations who has worked for various in-ternational consulting firms. He has also undertaken assignments for humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Af ...

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Oxford University

Paul Collier

Professor of Economics Oxford University

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University. He is also associate professor at the Center for Studies and Research in International Dev ...

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Proparco

Odile Conchou

head of Proparco's Environment, Social, Governance and Impact division Proparco

Odile Conchou is head of Proparco's Environment, Social, Governance and Impact division and responsible for supporting the institution's operations in these areas. After obtaining a PhD in ecology, she joined the Agence ...

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ISWA

Jeff Cooper

President ISWA

Jeff Cooper is President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), an NGO with 38 National members and 1,000 other type members. His experience in waste management spans 30 years, including working with the En ...

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AFD

Constance Corbier-Barthaux

Agro-economist and environmentalist AFD

Constance Corbier-Barthaux is an agro-economist and environmentalist who worked for development aid organisations (including the FAO) and then at the French Ministry of the Environment before joining AFD in 2000. Since 3 ...

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AFD

Rohen d'Aiglepierre

Economist AFD

Rohen d'Aiglepierre recently joined the Research Division of the Agence française de développement as an economist in charge of human capital. He has a PhD in Economics, specialising in education development economics. H ...

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François d'Aubert

François d'Aubert is a magistrate at the French Audit Office, a former deputy and Minister of Budget and Research, a former mayor of Laval (Mayenne, France) and President of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. Since ...

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ASPA Utilities

Bertrand Dardenne

Manager ASPA Utilities

Bertrand Dardenne graduated as a civil engineer from the École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts, holds a PhD in development economics and is a specialist in water service management in developing countries ...

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Proparco

Xavier Darrieutort

Investment officer Proparco

Xavier Darrieutort graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Public Service Department) and the ESSEC international business school (Specialized Master’s in International Business). After having worked for several years in the b ...

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EBRD

Craig Davies

PhD in Environmental Technology EBRD

Craig Davies leads ERDB's work on mainstreaming climate resilience in investment operations in such sectors as infrastructure, water, energy, manufacturing and financial services; and is involved in international climate ...

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Proparco

Jean-Gabriel Dayre

Senior Investment Officer Proparco

Since 2012, Jean-Gabriel Dayre has been a Senior Investment Officer in the Proparco Banking division where he is head of the microfinance sector. He actively contributed to developing the Social Business strategy of the ...

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AFD

Thomas de Gubernatis

heads the private sector AFD

Thomas de Gubernatis heads the private sector and rural development portfolio at Agence française de développement, Ghana, where he has been active in setting up a financing system for small-scale rubber growers. He stud ...

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AXA

Amélie de Montchalin

Vice-President, Public Policy and Regulation AXA

Amélie de Montchalin is responsible for coordinating the AXA Group’s positions on regulatory and public policy issues at a global level. She holds a degree in history and applied economics as well as two masters degrees: ...

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Bamboo

Jean-Philippe de Schrevel

Fondateur et Directeur Général Bamboo

Jean-Philippe de Schrevel provides overall leadership, management and vision for the firm. He previously co-founded BlueOrchard Finance in 2001 and helped manage it until 2011. He has previously worked as a microcredit f ...

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Seedstars

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO Seedstars

After traveling around the world in 2013 to organize the first round of Seedstars World, an international seed stage startup competition focused on Emerging Markets, Alisée is now managing Seedstars World, the flagship b ...

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CDC Climat

Mariana Deheza

Research Fellow CDC Climat

Mariana Deheza is Research Fellow at CDC Climat. She works on project mechanisms linked to voluntary offsetting and forestry projects. She is also in charge of the Carbon Forest and Wood Club, which aims to facilitate ac ...

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AFD

Eneida del Hierro

Project manager – financial inclusion AFD

Eneida del Hierro helps structure the funding and roll-out of projects to develop a more inclusive and responsible financial sector, notably in the area of insurance. She has post graduate qualifications in development e ...

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Lafarge

Pierre Delcroix

Vice-President Lafarge

Pierre Delcroix is Vice- President for Lafarge Industrial Ecology in the Middle East and Africa. He is in charge of municipal, industrial and agricultural waste management projects that provide sources of alternative fue ...

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Proparco

Laurent Demey

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Proparco

Laurent Demey graduated from the École Centrale de Paris and holds a postgraduate diploma in development economics from the École Normale Supérieure. He held several positions at Société Générale before heading the Group ...

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AfDB

Paul Derreumaux

CEO AfDB

A graduate of the Paris Institut d'études politiques (Institute of Political Studies) with a Master's in Economics, Paul Derreumaux began his African career in 1976 in Côte d'Ivoire where he was advisor to the Ministry o ...

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SUNU

Pathé Dione

President and founder SUNU

Pathé Dione is an insurance pioneer in Sub-Saharan Africa. As African Director of UAP International and then of the AXA Group, he helped set up a number of their African subsidiaries He also established SUNU Assurances, ...

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AFD

Amandine Dukhan

Urban development sector AFD

Amandine Dukhan joined the Agence française de développement (AFD) in 2007 to work in the urban development sector. After obtaining a master's degree in urban services engineering from Rennes Institute of Political Studi ...

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Proparco

Charlotte Durand

Investment officer Proparco

  2 post(s) by Charlotte Durand on the blog ID4D : Independant Power Producers in Africa: an Essential Alternative The private sector can provide a response to the power capacity shortfall that hinders economic deve ...

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SIFCA

Franck Eba

Directeur du Développement durable SIFCA

Franck Eba est titulaire d'un doctorat de sciences de l'ingénieur à l'Université de Besançon et d'un master en administration et gestion des entreprises à l'École de commerce et de gestion d'Abidjan. En octobre 2007, il ...

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AFD

Caroline Edant

Climate change division AFD

Caroline Edant is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a master's degree in engineering and environmental management from Mines ParisTech. She joined the climate change division of the Agence Française de Développem ...

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Ecobank

Arnold Ekpe

Directeur général Ecobank

Mr. Arnold Ekpe holds degrees in mechanical engineering with first class honours from Manchester University and a Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School. Mr. Ekpe has been the Group Chief Executiv ...

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WHO

Riku Elovainio

technical officer WHO

Riku Elovainio has been working since 2007 as a technical officer in the Department of Health Systems Financing at the World Health Organisation. He has been working on topics including health financing policy, contractu ...

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Proparco

Iskander Ezzerelli

Investment officer Proparco

Iskander Ezzerelli has been an investment officer with Proparco for over 7 years, gathering wideranging experience of project financing in many different sectors and especially transportation. He began his career at BNP ...

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Bruce Ferguson

Dr. Bruce Ferguson specialises in affordable housing finance, value chain analysis for housing products and basic infrastructure. He has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank as a housing and u ...

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ACERA

Carlos Eugenio Finat Díaz

Executive director ACERA

Carlos Eugenio Finat Díaz is the Executive Director of ACERA, a board member of the Energy Center of the University of Chile, part of the Executive Committee for Energy Scenarios and the Scenarios Construction Group of M ...

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FINCA Pérou

Iris Lanao Flores

CEO FINCA Pérou

Iris Lanao Flores is CEO of FINCA Pérou. She is also involved in a number of national and international networks and regularly intervenes on practices and issues that are specific to the methodology of village banking. I ...

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IFC

Michel Folliet

chief industry specialist IFC

Michel Folliet is the chief industry specialist for IFC's Building Materials Sector. He graduated from École Centrale de Lyon, and received an MBA from George Washington University. He joined the IFC in 2006 after 25 yea ...

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Véolia

Patrice Fonlladosa

Chairman of the (re)sources Think Tank Véolia

Patrice Fonlladosa graduated from the Institut français de gestion and developed his expertise in the water sector at Veolia Environment Group. He is Chairman and CEO of Veolia Water AMI (Africa, Middle East, Indian Sub- ...

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CRATerre-ENSAG

Laeticia Fontaine

Conduct research CRATerre-ENSAG

Laeticia Fontaine is engineer specialized in construction materials and lecture and conduct research at the CRATerre-ENSAG laboratory. With Romain Anger, she is jointly responsible for the research topic, Matter/ Materia ...

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AFD

Lionel Franceschini

Project Manager (LL.D.) AFD

Lionel Franceschini joined AFD in 2014 as Transport Project Manager following 13 years at the Ministry of Transport where he worked on the renovation of navigation structures and the awarding of public-private partnershi ...

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AFD

Jean-Luc François

Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division AFD

Jean-Luc François has been Head of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division at AFD (Agence française de développement) since September 2009. Having worked as an expert government advisor in Thailand, ...

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AFD

Éric J.-F. Francoz

Project financing AFD

Éric J.-F. Francoz graduated from the École normale supérieure, holds the highlevel agrégation teaching qualification in biochemistry and has a PhD in molecular biology. He began his career in project financing at Sociét ...

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Proparco

Hervé Gallèpe

Director of Technical Assistance Unit Proparco

Hervé Gallèpe has been following issues relating to private sector support since 2002 (corporate upgrading programs, trade capacity building…). He is in charge today of the Technical Assistance Unit at Proparco. He also ...

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IFC

Gilles Galludec

Global Head Retail and Micro IFC

Gilles Galludec is the Global Head Retail and Micro for IFC's advisory work in Access to Finance. He has served as country manager for IFC in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, where he managed the advisory facility for both co ...

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Lara Gautier

Lara Gautier is focusing on decision making in African healthcare financing policies in her PhD studies. She sits on the Chair and coordinates the scientific working papers of the “Applied intervention research in global ...

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IFC

Anastasia Gekis

Senior Strategy Officer IFC

Anastasia Gekis is a Senior Strategy Officer with the IFC. Anastasia supports the development of strategy in the manufacturing and services sectors and works on investments in the tourism and retail sectors.  Anastasia h ...

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Isabelle Guérin

Isabelle Guérin is a social economist at the Centre d’Études en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Américains focusing on the links between finance and inequalities and the fit between financial practices and employment pa ...

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Sanjay K Gupta

Dr Sanjay K Gupta is an independent consultant, working with international organisations, including  NGOs, public bodies and private sector on informal sector livelihood and integrated solid waste management issues. He i ...

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Digital Divide Data

Michelle Hassan

Research Manager Digital Divide Data

Michelle Hassan is the Research Manager at Digital Divide Data Kenya where she leads the team on various research projects. Most of her projects focus on financial inclusion as well as understanding merchants' payments. ...

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CEFEB

Jeanne Hénin

Project leader CEFEB

As project leader at CEFEB, Jeanne Hénin develops “Social Business” and CSR capacity-building programmes. Before joining CEFEB, she worked at Proparco where she introduced an impact measurement process for evaluating dev ...

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EDF

Christine Heuraux

Director of Training Support EDF

Christine Heuraux, who holds a doctorate in German literature, joined EDF in 1994. As Director of the Access to Energy division (2007–2011), she led projects focused on Africa in particular. Her publications include L'él ...

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IFC

Bertrand Heysch de la Borde

Manager of infrastructure operations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bertrand Heysch de la Borde has more than 20 years' experience in infrastructure finance. He is the International Finance Corporation (IFC) manager responsible for its infrastructure operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, hea ...

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Patrice Hoppenot

Patrice Hoppenot graduated from the Mines de Paris executive engineering school as a civil engineer and was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent the first part of his career in the industry. In 1988, h ...

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FMO

Jeroen Horsten

Evaluation Officer FMO

Jeroen Horsten is an economist who graduated from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. After graduating, he held various positions at TNT Post, before starting at the Dutch Development Bank FMO in 2007. As an Evaluatio ...

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EDF

Jean-Claude Houssou

Development department EDF

Jean-Claude Houssou gained a degree in engineering from SUP GALILEE and joined EDF in 1991, fulfilling a range of roles in nuclear power plants and at corporate level. From 2005 to 2008 he was in charge of the management ...

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BearingPoint

Jean-Michel Huet

Partner BearingPoint

Jean-Michel Huet is a Partner with BearingPoint and Head of its emerging countries business. He has worked for a number of international development institutions, mostly in Africa. Jean-Michel is the author of a number o ...

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University of Dundee

David Humphreys

Honorary lecturer University of Dundee

David Humphreys is a Londonbased independent consultant. He was chief economist of Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel between 2004 and 2008. Prior to this, he was with Rio Tinto for 18 years. Before this, he worked fo ...

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AFD

Pierre Jacquet

Chief Economist AFD

Pierre Jacquet is Chief Economist at Agence française de développement (AFD) and a member of the Cercle des Économistes. He is a lecturer and head of the Department of Economics and Finance at École des Ponts ParisTech. ...

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World Economic Forum

Christoph Jakob

Environmental initiatives team World Economic Forum

Christoph Jakob, after studying political science and law, worked for various local and international organizations, particularly in South America and Southeast Asia. He was subsequently head of quality assurance at the ...

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Serena Hotels

Mahmud Janmohamed

MD Serena Hotels

Mahmud Janmohamed is MD of Serena Hotels Africa and head of the tourism department of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), where he is responsible for 32 hotels, lodges and safari resorts located in nine c ...

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Proparco

Alexis Janoray

Senior Investment Officer Proparco

Alexis Janoray has been Senior Investment Officer in Proparco’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services division since 2011, working primarily on the structuring and execution of financing operations in the sub-Saharan ...

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Proparco

Astrid Jarrousse

Project manager, Infrastructure and Mining department, Proparco Proparco

Astrid Jarrousse structures and sets up financing projects, focusing on the energy and transport sectors. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the EPSCI business school, she worked as a consultant with Eurogroup before jo ...

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PTA Bank

Mengistu Jima

Principal Officer, ECA Finance PTA Bank

Mengistu Jima is an investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in aviation, trade, project, infrastructure and ECA finance. His previous posts include Resident Consultant at the African Development Bank (Ethiopia O ...

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CRATerre-ENSAG

Thierry Joffroy

Architect CRATerre-ENSAG

Thierry Joffroy is an architect at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He is responsible for the Heritage topic of the scientific program and has conducted over 250 study and consulting missions in over 40 countries. ...

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Albino Kalolo

Albino Kalolo’s work focuses on reform of healthcare financing, restructuring of healthcare facilities and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). ...

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Globeleq

Mikael Karlsson

CEO Globeleq

Mikael Karlsson's 19 years' experience in infrastructure began at ABB Equity Ventures, which developed and invested in independent power projects. His association with Globeleq started in 2002 and he was appointed CEO in ...

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CDC

Gurmeet Kaur

Directrice des investissements CDC

Gurmeet Kaur joined CDC in 2012 and is responsible for identifying and managing the investments made through the DFID Impact Fund. Prior to joining CDC, she worked as a finance consultant and as an investment manager in ...

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HYSTRA

Olivier Kayser

Fondateur et directeur exécutif HYSTRA

Olivier Kayser joined McKinsey in 1985 and spent almost 20 years advising multinational and government-owned corporations in Europe, the United States and China. He then joined social business network Ashoka, launching o ...

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Africa Health Fund

Jacob Kholi

Senior team responsible Africa Health Fund

Jacob Kholi is a member of the senior team responsible for The Abraaj Group's investments and activities in Africa. He has brought 17 years of venture capital and private equity experience to The Abraaj Group, which he g ...

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Elun

Maria Khwaja

Founder Elun

(Français) Maria Khwaja est la fondatrice d’Elun, une organisation qui aide les enseignants à travers le monde à délivrer un savoir de qualité et pertinent à leurs élèves. En tant qu’auteure spécialisée dans les problème ...

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EBRD

Franka Klingel

PhD in Finance and Management

Franka Klingel leads EBRD's work on communicating results and policy priorities on climate change and sustainable resources. She is involved in outreach and knowledge sharing activities including extensive collaboration ...

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Proparco

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Project manager Proparco

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson joined Proparco in 2009 as a project manager in the Banks and Financial Markets division. She is in charge of examining funding projects for financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, and has sp ...

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Lafarge

Alan Kreisberg

Senior Vice- President for Sustainable Development Lafarge

Alan Kreisberg is Senior Vice- President for Sustainable Development at Lafarge, with responsibility for the group's environmental policy and its CSR (corporate social responsibility) partnerships and programmes. Previou ...

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WWF

Jochen Krimphoff

Deputy director International relations & development WWF

Environmental economist Jochen Krimphoff joined WWF France in 2008, having worked for fifteen years for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers specialising in sustainable finance and global environmental governance. He is currently Dep ...

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LifeSpring

Anant Kumar

CEO and Founder LifeSpring

Anant Kumar launched the first LifeSpring Hospital in December 2005. Before this, he worked in social and rural marketing and social franchising. He continues to serve on high-level expert forums and committees to streng ...

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Aureos Capital

Kiriga Kunyiha

Investment Principal Aureos Capital

Kiriga Kunyiha is an Investment Principal based in Nairobi. He joined Aureos in 2003 and has over eight years private equity experience, focusing on deal origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit facilitat ...

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IATA

Raphael Kuuchi

Vice-President IATA

Raphael Kuuchi, IATA’s Vice-President for Africa, is tasked with working with IATA members and industry stakeholders to drive the development of a safe, secure, reliable and economically and environmentally sustainable a ...

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AFD

Aurore Lambert

Project Manager – Health insurance AFD

Before joining AFD, Aurore Lambert worked for an insurance group and consulting firm, both based in France. She also headed up a health micro-insurance scheme in the textile sector in Cambodia. Aurore holds an MBA from E ...

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Proparco

Stéphanie Lanfranchi

(Français) responsable de la division Entreprises Proparco

Stéphanie Lanfranchi joined Proparco as Head of its Corporate Division in 2007. With a postgraduate degree in international and development economics, she has specific experience in implementing transaction mandates in e ...

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Club Méditerranée

Gregory Lanter

Regional Development Director Club Méditerranée

Gregory Lanter graduated from the Paris HEC Business School and joined Club Méditerranée in 2004 as Regional Development Director. After having restructured the Club's assets in Senegal and Morocco, and set up villages i ...

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CERISE

Cécile Lapenu

Directrice exécutive CERISE

Cécile Lapenu leads CERISE knowledge exchange network since 2001. Cécile held the Presidency of the European Microfinance Platform in 2013 and is a member of the Board of the Social Performance Task Force. Before joining ...

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IFC

André Laude

Head of investments of the “Global Financial Markets” Department IFC

As Head of investments of the “Global Financial Markets” Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), André Laude is in charge of the specific support provided to the microfinance sector. Prior to holding t ...

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The World Bank Group

Alexandra Le Courtois

Urban specialist The World Bank Group

Alexandra Le Courtois is an urban specialist in the World Bank's Central Urban Advisory Unit. She has ten years' experience working in and with cities and other local governments in France and in developing countries. He ...

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Proparco

Julien Lefilleur

heads Proparco's Manufacturing Proparco

After working in Proparco's Banks and Financial Markets department, and opening the organisation's regional office for West Africa in 2010, Julien Lefilleur currently heads Proparco's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Serv ...

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Proparco

Adeline Lemaire

Investment Officer at Proparco

Adeline Lemaire graduated from ESSEC and has been working at Agence Française de Développement since 2003 where she began as an infrastructure and urban development project manager in Senegal. She went on to work in the ...

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Global Environment Fund

Elizabeth M. Lewis

Responsible for planning and development Global Environment Fund

Elizabeth Lewis is responsible for planning and development at GEF, working closely with the forestry team at developing its investment strategy. Before this, she provided analysis and support for sustainable energy with ...

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CGAP

Elizabeth Littlefield

Chief executive officer CGAP

Elizabeth Littlefield is a director of the World Bank and the chief executive officer of CGAP. Previously she was the managing director of JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Capital Markets in London. As such, she was responsi ...

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AFD

Charlotte Logeais

Mission d'appui AFD

Charlotte Logeais is a civil, water and forestry engineering student on the advanced public policy and sustainable development master’s programme at École des Ponts AgroParisTech. She is currently advising AFD’s Sustaina ...

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ACTIVA

Richard Lowe

Founder and CEO ACTIVA

In 1998, after 17 years working within the Allianz Group (formerly AGF Afrique), Richard Lowe set up Africa-based Activa Group. Richard is chairman and/or director of a number of African insurers, reinsurers and banks an ...

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The World Bank Group

Oni Lusk-Stover

Operations Officer The World Bank Group

Oni Lusk-Stover leads the World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) –Engaging the Private Sector programme. She also leads on the Bank's partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for Inter ...

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Lafarge

Vincent Mages

Vice-President for Climate Change Initiatives Lafarge

Vincent Mages graduated from ESCP (Paris Business School) in 1982 and went on to hold international business responsibilities in the publishing sector, before joining Lafarge in 1988. He has held various positions in the ...

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KAM

Betty Maina

Former Chief Executive KAM

Betty Maina is the former Chief Executive of Kenya's Association of Manufacturers (KAM). She worked previously at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the Kenya Leadershi ...

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The World Bank Group

Philippe Marin

specialist in water and sanitation The World Bank Group

Philippe Marin, a specialist in water and sanitation at the World Bank, led a comprehensive study on publicprivate partnerships in the water sector between 2006 and 2008. He is an agronomic engineer and also holds an MBA ...

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LDC

Frédéric Marret

CEO LDC

Frédéric Marret was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC), Middle East and Africa Region in September 2011. He joined LDC three years ago and has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the ...

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Oxfam

Anna Marriott

Health Policy Adviser Oxfam

Anna Marriott is Health Policy Adviser for Oxfam Great Britain and lead for Oxfam's health policy work internationally. She has written and published a number of reports on Oxfam's focus areas of health care financing an ...

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Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Carlos Alberto Marsal

Controllership and finances superintendent Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Since 2008 Carlos Alberto Marsal has been the controllership and finances superintendent at Hospital Sírio Libanês, in charge of the activities connected with Finances, Legal, Budgetary issues. His experience includes 25 ...

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The World Bank Group

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Senior Economist The World Bank Group

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. Her published work has focused on banking systems and a ...

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DFID

Ross Masood

Investment and finance advisorDFID DFID

Ross Masood joined DFID in 2014 and is responsible for the Impact Programme. Prior to joining DFID, he worked for the Cabinet Office on social investment and economic development, and for Cambridge Associates as an inves ...

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Société générale

Jean-Louis Mattéi

Chief executive officer Société générale

Jean-Louis Mattei, a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and the Centre d'Études Supérieures de Banque (Centre for Advanced Banking Studies), joined Société Généra ...

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Bridge

Shannon May

(Français) Co-fondatrice et directrice du développement Bridge

Shannon May, and her partner Jay Kimmelman, came up with the idea for Bridge while teaching in rural China and witnessing the pervasive effects of low-quality schooling on poor children. In 2015, they were awarded The Ec ...

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Catram Consultants

Gilbert Meyer

expert on port-related and maritime economics Catram Consultants

Gilbert Meyer has a PhD in economics and is an expert on port-related and maritime economics. Until late 2016, he was Chairman of Catram Consultants, specialised in transport economics. In the earlier part of his career, ...

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AccessCampus

Friederike Möllers

AccessCampus

Friederike Möllers has been working for LFS Financial Systems GmbH since 2009. Ms. Möllers is Senior Consultant, and currently managing the AccessCampus project in Berlin. Before she worked as Credit Manager/Deputy Gener ...

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Innova Schools

María Teresa Moreno Alcázar

Responsible of the design and supervision Innova Schools

María Teresa Moreno Alcázar is responsible of the design and supervision of Innova Schools' educational model. She also teaches on doctoral and distancelearning programmes at the Department of Education at Peru's Pontifi ...

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Proparco

Guillaume Mortelier

Strategy consulting Proparco

Engineer Guillaume Mortelier is a graduate from the École polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chausses (civil engineering school). In 2008, after five years' experience in strategy consulting (Bain & C ...

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AFD

Stéphanie Mouen

Project manager, Transport and Sustainable Energies department AFD

Stéphanie Mouen joined AFD after gaining ten years' experience of structured finance with Société Générale. For the last eight years her work has focused mainly on the energy sector in Africa – firstly within Proparco, t ...

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Mwana Africa

Kalaa Mpinga

Founder Mwana Africa

Kalaa Mpinga began working for Anglo American in South Africa in 1991; he joined the New Mining Division in 1995 where he was in charge of the exploration and acquisition of resources in Africa. He was appointed to the B ...

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Katharine Nawaal Gratwick

Katharine Nawaal Gratwick, PhD, a former senior researcher at the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation works as an energy consultant, based in Houston, Texas. Her area of research focuses largely ...

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Oxfam

Marame Ndour

Health advocacy officer Oxfam

Marame Ndour is health advocacy officer for Oxfam France and works on free healthcare financing in developing countries. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked on access to medicine issues and the impact of public-private par ...

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AFD

Benjamin Neumann

responsable de la communication du Groupe AFD

1 post(s) by Benjamin Neumann on the blog ID4D: Development initiatives for Sub Saharan agriculture and food production industries Agriculture has re-emerged as a priority for Sub-Saharan Africa. African nations recognis ...

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Digital Divide Data

Amolo Ng'weno

Managing Director Digital Divide Data

Amolo Ng'weno is Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya, a social enterprise providing data and research services to companies and governments. Previously, Amolo co-founded of Africa Online, East Africa's first i ...

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Cooperatives Europe

Klaus Niederländer

Director Cooperatives Europe

Klaus Niederländer is the Director of Cooperatives Europe, the European Association of co-operative enterprises, as well as Regional Director of the International Co-operative Alliance. With a background in investment ba ...

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I&P

Élodie Nocquet

Head of ESG I&P

Élodie Nocquet is head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues and impact measurement at Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P). Her role is to support the I&P team and their partner companies in their e ...

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Université de Lille

Jean-Jacques Nowak

Senior Lecturer in Economic Science Université de Lille

Jean-Jacques Nowak is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Science at Université de Lille I (France) and a member of the research laboratory EQUIPPE. He also manages the “Economics and International Management” Master's. He is ...

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AfDB

Peter Ondiege

économiste en chef AfDB

Professor Peter Ondiege is Chief Research Economist at the Development Research Department of the African Development Bank where he is responsible for Investment Climate Assessment, African Competitiveness Reports and IC ...

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European Commission

Sonia Pagliaro

Trade and Private Sector Development European Commission

Sonia Pagliaro is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) with 20 years of experience working for several donors and international agencies in North Africa and Asia. From 2008 to 2011, she has also worked with Euro ...

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Proparco

Élodie Parent

Investment officer Proparco

Élodie Parent began working at Agence française de développement in 2004 in Morocco where she was in charge of developing microfinance activity. She is now an investment officer at Proparco where she coordinates the micr ...

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Injaro

Jerry Parkes

Founder Injaro

Prior to founding Injaro Investments, Jerry Parkes' career spanned fund management, private equity investment, consulting and investment banking with Knox D'Arcy Investment Management, Accenture, Merrill Lynch, UBS and T ...

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The World Bank Group

Harry Anthony Patrinos

Specialist in school-based management The World Bank Group

Harry A. Patrinos, a specialist in school-based management, impact evaluation and public-private partnerships, is the World Bank's Manager, Education. He leads the Bank's work programme developing the concepts and strate ...

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AFD

Thierry Paulais

Deputy Director AFD

Thierry Paulais is deputy director of the AFD's Africa Department. After working with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, he joined t AFD in 2000 as head of the Urban Development Division. He subsequently led a research ...

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The World Bank Group

Jean-Michel Pavy

Environment sector The World Bank Group

Jean-Michel Pavy has worked at the World Bank Africa Region in the environment sector for the past 15 years. In Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique he helped with national policy and institutional reform of wildlife and protect ...

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Vecturis

Eric Peiffer

cofounder-shareholder Vecturis

Eric Peiffer is a former lawyer and a cofounder-shareholder of Vecturis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Comazar (South Africa) and is today Chief Executive Officer of Transrail (Senegal-Mali) and a Director ...

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ONF International

Martin Perrier

Director ONF International

A graduate in civil, water and forestry engineering from AgroParisTech, Martin Perrier has worked in various positions in the forestry sector in France and other countries. In particular, he has been responsible for ONF' ...

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AFD

Véronique Pescatori

Project Manager AFD

Since 2015 Véronique Pescatori has been Project Manager in the Transport Division at Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency, AFD), in which capacity she is responsible for the assessment and monitor ...

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Enko Education

Eric Pignot

Co-fondateur et Directeur des Opérations Enko Educationco-founder and Chief Operating Officer Enko Education

Eric Pignot is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Enko Education. He worked for several years at BearingPoint, where he helped clients develop their business activities and personal performance, before moving ...

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Blue Skies

Anthony Pile

Foundator Blue Skies

Anthony Pile founded Blue Skies in 1997. Prior to setting up Blue Skies, Anthony Pile was Managing Director of Orchard House Foods from 1989 to 1996. He attended the postgraduate Sloan Fellowship Programme at London Busi ...

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Anhanguera

Vitor Pini

Investor Relations Officer Anhanguera

Vitor Pini serves as Investor Relations Officer, Member of the Executive Board of Anhanguera Educacional Participações. Before joining the company in 2010, he worked at Banco Bradesco BBI, Banif Investment Banking and Ba ...

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The World Bank Group

Pierre Pozzo di Borgo

analysis and management of transport projects The World Bank Group

Pierre Pozzo di Borgo has over 18 years of experience in the analysis and management of transport projects. Since 2003, he has participated and led the World Bank's support of public private partnerships (PPP), mainly in ...

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Proparco

Grégor Quiniou

Deputy Head, Infrastructure and Mining department Proparco

Grégor Quiniou has more than 15 years of expertise in advisory and structured finance working with Société Générale and Proparco, which he joined in 2010. He has arranged a number of transactions relating to renewable en ...

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I&M Bank Limited

Sarit S. Raja Shah

executive director I&M Bank Limited

Mr Sarit S. Raja Shah, a Kenyan national, joined I&M Bank in 1993 as an Executive Director, after completing his master's degree from City University, London. He had previously undergone training at Biashara Bank of ...

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Proparco

Juliette Ramondy

Senior investment officer Proparco

Juliette Ramondy is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a degree in economics from the Sorbonne. She joined the AFD in 2007 and has been a senior investment officer in Proparco's Portfolio Monitoring ...

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AFD

Olivier Ratheaux

Team leader referent AFD

Olivier Ratheaux graduated as an engineer from the MINES ParisTech Graduate School and holds a specialized diploma in development economics. He joined Agence française de développement in 1992 after holding different pos ...

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Proparco

Cyril Renault

Energy economist Proparco

Cyril Renault is a qualified energy economist who graduated from France's former École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs (now the IFP School). After graduating, he spent several years working on internationa ...

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AFD

Philippe Renault

Health and Social Protection Division AFD

Philippe Renault joined AFD's Health and Social Protection Division in 2005 and has been deputy head of the division since 2011. He supervises health projects abroad, particularly in the hospital sector. A graduate of IE ...

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Proparco

Julia Richard de Chicourt

Senior environment and social specialist Proparco

Julia Richard de Chicourt worked first as an international consultant and then joined Proparco as a senior environment and social specialist. She supports Proparco's investment team in assessing and managing the environm ...

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Proparco

Luc Rigouzzo

Chief executive officer Proparco

Luc Rigouzzo holds degrees in both agronomy and finance and began his career as an agronomy engineer in Mexico. In 1995, he joined the cabinet of the French Minister for Cooperation and then the IFC in 1997 where he was ...

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Aequero

Duncan Ritchie

Aequero

Duncan Ritchie has over 20-year experience in investment banking, finance and project development. During his career, he has led many financial advisory engagements in the energy and infrastructure sector, including in c ...

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WWF

Jean-Baptiste Roelens

Programme officer WWF

After working on forest conservation in French Guyana (for the CIRAD, a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues), and in Madagascar (for WWF), ...

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Millicom

François-Xavier Roger

Chief financial officer Millicom

François-Xavier Roger holds an MBA from Ohio State University and graduated from Audencia Management School in France. He began his career at Aventis and Hoechst Marion Roussel, where he specialized in emerging markets i ...

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Rougier

Francis Rougier

Vice-President and Chief Executive Rougier

Francis Rougier is Vice-President and Chief Executive of the Rougier Group. He joined the family company in 1971, after graduating in and obtaining a degree from Sciences Po (the Institute of Political Studies), and was ...

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Proparco

Magali Rousselot

Credit analyst Proparco

Magali Rousselot is an investment officer in Proparco's Manufacturing, Agro-Industry and Services Division. She is in charge of structuring and setting up financing projects, particularly in the social sectors (health an ...

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CRATerre-ENSAG

Eric Ruiz

Urban planning architect and researcher CRATerre-ENSAG

Eric Ruiz is an urban planning architect and researcher at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He has been involved in major social housing construction programs, both on the side of the contracting authorities and in constru ...

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André Ryba

André Ryba, international consultant Graduate of MIT and University of Chicago; retired; former senior director of studies at Université de Montréal; former deputy chief economist at Banque de Montréal; former project ma ...

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CERISE

Jon Sallé

Program Manager CERISE

A specialist in social business, Jon Sallé helps develop and disseminate appropriate tools, support social business audits and make strategic recommendations. Before joining CERISE, Jon worked in “bottom-of-the-pyramid” ...

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Lafarge

Jacques Sarrazin

Stratégy Lafarge

Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the international developmen ...

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Roshan

Samir Satchu

Roshan

Samir Satchu is General Counsel and Head of Government Affairs for Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider. Since joining Roshan in 2003, he has negotiated loan financing packages led by the Asian Devel ...

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The World Bank Group

Rachel Sberro-Kessler

Agriculture financing research analyst The World Bank Group

Rachel Sberro-Kessler helps improve the access of farmers and agricultural SMEs to appropriate financial services. Rachel holds a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC (Paris) and a Master of Public Affairs from S ...

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Proparco

Christophe Scalbert

Investment officer Proparco

Christophe Scalbert graduated from EDHEC and IEP in Paris and joined Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2006 after having worked as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Lazard Frères Bank in ...

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LeapFrog Labs

Nina Schuler

Director LeapFrog Labs

Nina Schuler has been the director of LeapFrog Labs since its establishment in 2009. Previously, at the World Bank she advised governments in East and Southern Africa on local governance and HIV/AIDS investments. Nina ha ...

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Ebiele & Associates

Clément Seka Aba

Doctor of law (LL.D.) Ebiele & Associates

Clément Seka Aba is an expert on port legislation. Before joining the law firm of Ebiele & Associates (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), he worked for Défi Consultants International as a lawyer specialising in maritime and po ...

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Proparco

Philippe Serres

Senior Investment Officer Proparco

Philippe Serres joined Proparco in 2013, first as a Senior Investment Officer in the private equity division, and since the summer 2016 as Head of the Proparco Office for South Asia, based in New Delhi. Prior to that Phi ...

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WWF

Juan Sève

Senior Programme Officer WWF

Juan Sève is a Senior Programme Officer at WWF USA in charge of WWF's activities in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A graduate in forest engineering and economics, he has worked in the field of forestry, fo ...

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I&P

Jean-Michel Severino

Chairman I&P

Jean-Michel Severino is the President of Investisseurs & Partenaires, an impact investing group dedicated to SMEs of Sub-Saharan Africa. He previously held the position of Director of Development at the Ministry of C ...

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ADB

Alhassan Shirazu

Policy and Strategy Implementation Coordinator ADB

Dr Alhassan Shirazu is Policy and Strategy Implementation Coordinator, l’Agricultural Development Bank in Ghana, responsible for agricultural and agro-related lending. He lectures at the Universities of East Anglia and L ...

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Aureos Capital

Davinder Sikand

Capital Deputy CEO Aureos Capital

Davinder Sikand is Aureos Capital Deputy CEO and Regional Managing Partner for Africa. He has been with Aureos since its inception, 2001, having 25 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Previously, M ...

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Proparco

Denis Sireyjol

Investment officer Proparco

Graduated from the ESSEC business school and the ENSEEIHT engineering school, Denis Sireyjol holds a Master degree in artificial intelligence. After two years as an investment officer for Allied Irish Banks, in 2007 he m ...

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Enablis

Charles Sirois

Chairman of the Board Enablis

Charles Sirois is a Canadian entrepreneur active in the telecoms sector – founder of Canada Telesystem International Wireless (TIW) and Microcell Télécommunications. Among other roles Charles Sirois is Chairman of the Bo ...

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Finnfund

Hanna Skelly

Associate Director Finnfund

Hanna Skelly, Associate Director at Finnfund Ltd, leads an investment team specialised in forestry, renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies with business development responsibilities including originat ...

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IFC

Peer Stein

Global Business Line Leader IFC

Peer Stein is the Global Business Line Leader for (IFC's) advisory work in Access to Finance, where he oversees IFC's technical assistance programmes in financial markets world-wide. ...

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Annabelle Sulmont

Annabelle Sulmont currently works at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) as Monitoring and Evaluation Director for Policy Planning. Her thesis in social economics focuses on adapting th ...

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DBSA

Admassu Tadesse

Vice-président exécutif DBSA

Admassu Tadesse is Executive Vice-President of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) which is based in Johannesburg. He has worked all over Africa for the past 15 years, particularly in Southern Africa. Admassu ...

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IFC

Thierry Tanoh

Vice-President IFC

Thierry Tanoh is IFC’s Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Europe. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and from the ESC of Abidjan. Prior to joining IFC in 199 ...

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Proparco

Aglaé Touchard

Senior Investment Officer Proparco

Après cinq ans d'expérience en banques d'affaires (Rothschild & Cie) et en conseil en stratégie (LEK Consulting), Aglaé Touchard a rejoint le groupe AFD en 2006. D'abord intégrée à la division des risques, elle réali ...

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ISEMAR

Paul Tourret

Director ISEMAR

Paul Tourret, Director of ISEMAR, is a specialist in international trade, maritime transport and port development. His expertise has won him a reputation across the French-speaking maritime sector, and he writes and unde ...

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Olivier Toutain

Olivier Toutain trained as an architect and started his career by taking part in several urban planning studies. He now works as an expert in urban issues and local development. In Morocco, where he has spent a large pro ...

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Aloe Private Equity

Jean-Pascal Tranié

Co-founder Aloe Private Equity

Jean-Pascal Tranié is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale d'Administration. He has held senior executive positions at Veolia Énergie and was head of Vivendi's Media and Multimedia divisions, before beco ...

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CI-ENERGIES

Amidou Traoré

Chief Executive CI-ENERGIES

Amidou Traoré is Chief Executive of Société des Énergies de Côte d'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES), the state-owned company in charge of planning and implementing investment projects in the electricity sector. Over the last 27 year ...

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ISEMAR

Camille Valero

maritime law expert ISEMAR

Camille Valero, a maritime law expert, has worked in both the public and private sectors, giving her exceptional and far-reaching understanding of the issues related to disputes over use of the sea. She is currently a de ...

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LVR Consulting

Laura Verdier

Independant Consultant LVR Consulting

Laura Verdier is a French Environmental, Safety and Sustainable Development Independent Consultant with more than 10 years experience at International level. She works for private companies and international institutions ...

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Olam International

Sunny Verghese

cofounder Olam International

Sunny Verghese is the Co-Founder, Group Managing Director and CEO of Olam International, a leading global agri-business which he started in 1989 under the Kewalram Chanrai Group. Sunny has won several awards including Er ...

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SIFCA

Bertrand Vignes

CEO SIFCA

Bertrand Vignes trained at France’s École nationale supérieure agronomique in Rennes (an elite university institution providing training in agronomy). Between 1981 and 2008, he held a number of posts in the Michelin Grou ...

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SOMDIAA

Alexandre Vilgrain

Chairman SOMDIAA

Alexandre Vilgrain began taking on responsibilities within the subsidiaries of the family’s agribusiness group in France, Africa and the Indian Ocean in 1979. In Asia he set up a network of French-style café bakeries cal ...

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AFD

Nicolas Vincent

Research Officer AFD

An economist, Nicolas Vincent has been research officer and research project coordinator at AFD since 2013. After completing his PhD in international macroeconomics, he built up a solid grounding in research both in the ...

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Azure Power

Inderpreet S. Wadhwa

Founder and chief executive officer Azure Power

Inderpreet Wadhwa is the founder and chief executive officer of Azure Power, a leading Indian solar service corporation providing energy to communities and governments. Prior to founding Azure Power India (AZI) in 2007, ...

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AXA

Garance Wattez-Richard

Head of Emerging Customers AXA

Garance Wattez-Richard is in charge of developing the insurance offering for middle-class customers in emerging economies. After working at the EU Commission and the EBRD, Garance joined the AXA Group in 2005 as Executiv ...

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Club Méditerranée

Agnès Weil

Sustainable Development Director Club Méditerranée

Agnès Weil graduated from the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). She began ...

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Dalberg

Jason Wendle

Associate Partner Dalberg

Jason Wendle is an Associate Partner in the Nairobi office of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, providing clients with strategy and policy advice. He has published or presented studies on topics that include energy se ...

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Proparco

Nathalie Yannic

Investment officer Proparco

Nathalie Yannic is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a master's degree from AgroParisTech. She began her career at Gaz de France before joining Proparco in 2007, initially in the Bangkok office. She ...

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Hysacam

Jean-Pierre Ymelé

Director Hysacam

Jean-Pierre Ymelé is director of the Hysacam branch office in Douala, which he joined in 1998 as communication director. He has a doctorate in epistemology and history of science from University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, ...

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AccessCampus

Bernd Zattler

AccessCampus

Dr. Bernd Zattler founded LFS Financial Systems GmbH, a consultant, manager and investor in the MSME-Finance industry, in 1997, and has since then been Managing Director and majority owner of the firm. LFS is the strateg ...

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ProCredit

Claus-Peter Zeitinger

Main strategic investor ProCredit

Claus-Peter Zeitinger is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProCredit Holding AG. In 1981, he co-founded Internationale Projekt Consult (IPC), a development finance consulting firm, now the driving entrepreneurial forc ...

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The World Bank Group

Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang

Lead economist The World Bank Group

Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang is a lead economist at the Policy Division of the Global ICT Department of the World Bank Group. She manages the Information and Communications for Development flagship reports. Her main responsi ...

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AfricaNext

Guy Zibi

Founder and managing director AfricaNext

Guy Zibi is Founder and Managing Director with AfricaNext Investment Research, an independent consultancy firm focused on telecommunication economics and due diligence analysis in the African TMT (Technology, Media and T ...

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