LinkedIn | Mon, Jun 26, 2023
This week we recognize new member Samaila Zubairu, president and CEO of Africa Finance Corporation.
A champion for African value capture, job creation, and industrialization, Samaila has corralled billions of dollars into transformative infrastructure over three decades of leadership.
In his five years as president and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation, Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider has almost tripled investments to $11.5 billion—including the biggest renewable energy acquisition on the continent— and doubled membership to forty African nations, winning AFC the accolade of DFI of the Year for Europe and Africa at the recent IJGlobal Awards.
As the pioneer CFO for Dangote Cement Plc, he launched Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for a local corporation and managed the watershed unbundling of Dangote Industries Limited to listed subsidiaries on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Most recently, as CEO of Africapital Management Limited, he partnered with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund to drive private equity investment into infrastructure projects across West Africa.
We appreciate his support for our work and mission, and we look forward to his engagement!