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APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed Imoni Akpofure as regional director for Africa. Based in Lagos, Akpofure will primarily focus on working with CDC’s investment teams in London to ensure that CDC’s capital is being invested to support growing companies in Anglophone and Francophone West Africa (a region where CDC currently has 208 investments) as well as Portuguese speaking Africa.
Akpofure is an experienced finance and sustainability professional with 25 years’ experience in developed and developing markets, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She joins CDC after a long career at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where her most recent role was as director, Western Europe.
Diana Noble, CDC’s chief executive, said: “Imoni understands the challenges that companies operating in Africa face when trying to grow and develop, and the local insight and networks she brings will be invaluable as we increase our investment activity.”
Akpofure becomes CDC’s second, locally based regional director and will be working alongside Suleiman Kiggundu to ensure that CDC’s capital is deployed to meet the needs of businesses across the continent.
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