Papa has 7 years of experience in finance across the Middle East and Africa specializing in corporate finance, investment banking and deal structuring.
Prior to joining FSD Africa, Papa worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as an investment professional within the Financial Institutions Group. While at the IFC, he structured approximately US$1 billion private investments across Africa’s financial sector including landmark transactions in Kenya, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda and Madagascar. These include senior loans, equity investments, B2T2 subordinated loans and exits. Papa’s work at the World Bank focused on deploying capital to support financial inclusion, women-owned enterprises, climate finance assets and affordable housing. Prior to IFC, Papa spent 2 years at Citi’s Corporate & Investment Banking team in MEA.
Papa holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colby College, USA.