TechnoServe Elects Imoni Akpofure to its Board of Directors
Ms. Akpofure will bring three decades of experience in finance and sustainability to the nonprofit
Arlington, VA (March 25, 2021) — International development nonprofit TechnoServe announced that Imoni Akpofure was elected to its board of directors earlier this month. Ms. Akpofure is an experienced finance and sustainability professional with 30 years of experience.
Ms. Akpofure has experience across a broad range of industries and regions and brings a deep understanding of sub-Saharan Africa. She spent a significant part of her career in development finance and recently served as Regional Director for Africa at CDC Group Plc, focusing on investments in West Africa and 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 the IFC, she also held senior positions within the Africa, Infrastructure, Environment and Social, and Global Manufacturing and Services departments.
Ms. Akpofure 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.
“I have long admired TechnoServe’s unique, business-driven approach to tackling global poverty. I am thrilled to join the board of directors and contribute to the organization’s vital work around the world,” said Ms. Akpofure.
“We are very excited to have Imoni join the TechnoServe board,” said Michael Bush, co-chair of the TechnoServe Board of Directors. “She is incredibly accomplished and her background is a great fit, combining private sector investment experience with a focus on economic development. Her insights and input will benefit TechnoServe’s global efforts to positively impact the lives of the people with whom we work.”
“Imoni has devoted her career to ensuring that investment and the work of the private sector create economic opportunities for women and men in the developing world,” said Rachel Hines, co-chair of the board of directors. “We are very lucky to have someone with this background, experience, and perspective working with TechnoServe.”
TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A non-profit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with hard-working men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.