Imoni Akpofure

Imoni Akpofure is an experienced finance and sustainability professional with 30 years of developed and developing country experience.  She is a generalist with wide industry and geographic coverage and has a deep understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Imoni spent a significant part of her career in development finance.  She recently served as Regional Director for Africa at CDC Group Plc, where she focused on investments in West Africa and in Lusophone Africa. Prior to joining CDC, she spent 18 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), rising to the rank of Director for Western Europe. Within IFC, she also held senior positions within the Africa, Infrastructure, Environment and Social, and Global Manufacturing and Services departments.

She is currently a non-executive director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc Nigeria, and Africa50, Morocco; she also serves on the Investment Committees of Africa50 and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN).

She holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, and a BEng in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London.  She speaks French and has a working knowledge of German and Spanish.