Alain Ebobissé, CEO, Africa50
On April 7, 2016, Alain Ebobissé was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Africa50.
A citizen of Cameroon, Ebobissé is a renowned specialist in the financing and development of infrastructure. Prior to joining Africa50, he was a Chief Investment Officer in the Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, where from 2007 he ran the Global Infrastructure Project Development Fund (“IFC InfraVentures”). Working with a team of top infrastructure specialists he led the development of and investment in several infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Prior to joining the IFC in 1998, he held several positions in the financial services industry in France, including Deputy Head of Project and Structured Finance at Caisse des Depots et Consignations. Ebobissé holds a Master of Business Administration from the International School for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Carole Wamuyu Wainaina, Chief Operating Officer, Africa50
A citizen of Kenya, Ms. Wainaina is a well-respected senior executive with global experience in the private and public sectors at senior levels, including strategy formulation, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and driving organizational change.
Before joining Africa50, she served as the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources of the United Nations, leading transformational initiatives for the Secretary General and member states. Prior to joining the United Nations in 2014, Ms. Wainaina held senior positions for more than two decades at multinational corporations in Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Kenya. She served for three years on the Executive Committee of Royal Philips in the Netherlands as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to this, she worked for 13 years at Coca-Cola in senior roles, including Chief of Staff of the Chairman and CEO, Group HR Director Eurasia and Africa, and President of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. She started her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.
Mr. Koffi KLOUSSEH, Director of Project Development, Africa50
Koffi Klousseh was named Director of Project Development for Africa50 on May 1, 2017.
A citizen of Togo, Mr. Klousseh is a recognized expert in infrastructure development, with a solid track record in structuring and financing private, and public-private projects in Africa and other emerging markets.
Before joining Africa50, Klousseh served as Regional Lead for the World Bank Group’s Global Infrastructure Project Development Fund (“IFC InfraVentures”), where he contributed to creating and executing a pipeline of early stage transactions in the conventional and renewable power sectors. He was also a Principal Investment Officer in the Africa Infrastructure Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), leading a team of professionals in executing transactions in the power, water, and transport sectors across East Africa.
Prior to joining IFC in 2010, Klousseh held several positions in the financial services industry, including Vice President at Helios Investment Partners, a London-based private equity firm. Klousseh holds a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Finance from George Washington University.
Africa50 Board of Directors
Dr. Akinwumi A. ADESINA (Nigeria)
President of the African Development Bank
Mr. Charles O. BOAMAH (Ghana)
Mr. Nouaman AL AISSAMI (Morocco)
Mrs. Omporo ENOUANY (Republic of Congo)
Mr. Mohamed HAMMAM (Egypt)
Mr. Amadou KANE (Senegal)
Independent Board Member