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Afreximbank gets syndications, agency chief

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Irfan Afzal

Irfan Afzal

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Mr. Irfan Afzal as its director for Syndications and Agency.

Afzal, with more than 25 years of working experience, has spent close to 20 years in the origination, structuring, execution and distribution of syndicated loans.

Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Executive Director, Head of Debt Capital Market, at Wimmer Financial LLP, a United Kingdom-based international corporate advisory firm, since February 2015.

Other experiences include serving as Vice-President, Structured Trade Finance and Advisory at Chase Manhattan Bank, London; Vice-President and Head of Structured Trade Finance at ABN Amro Bank, Moscow; Senior Director, Structured Trade Finance at American Express Bank; and Head of Energy, Global Trade Finance Group, at KBC Bank.

In his new role, he will oversee Afreximbank’s loan syndication and distribution function, as well as the agency and security trustee function.

He will also support the origination of syndicated loan opportunities from large corporates and oversee the structuring of syndicated transactions.

Afzal, a British national, holds both Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States.


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