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Vincent Rague

Chairman

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 increasingly 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