FSD Africa Board Members
Vincent Rague is the Chairman of FSD Africa. He has more than 25 years of global experience in investment, corporate finance, banking and policy advisory work. He is the co-founder of Catalyst Principal Partners, a private equity operation based in Nairobi, Kenya and serves as non-executive director of the Pan-Africa Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF); JSE-listed Group 5 and NSE-listed Kenya Airways. He also serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Darden Business School, University of Virginia and the International Advisory Board of ACE Group, a NYSE listed property and casualty insurance company. From October 2010 to June 2013, Vincent served as Senior Financial and Private Sector Advisor to the National Treasury of Kenya.
Until 2009, Vincent worked in a variety of increasing senior positions at the World Bank Group, specifically the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC, with international postings to Johannesburg, South Africa as IFC’s first Regional Director to South Africa with responsibility for establishing and managing IFC’s operations in Southern Africa, and to Istanbul, Turkey as Head of IFC’s financial markets and advisory operations in Southeast Europe and Central Asia. Prior to joining the World Bank, Vincent worked at the Central Bank of Kenya and trained in credit and banking with Citibank in Athens and National Westminster Bank in London.