Afreximbank Appoints Kwabena Ayirebi Director of Banking Operations

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Cairo, 20 September 2017: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Kwabena Ayirebi, as Director, Banking Operations.

Mr. Ayirebi, a Ghanaian national, joins the Bank from the HSBC Holdings plc, where as an International Manager, he served variously as Senior Executive, Global Banking and Commercial Banking (Europe); Managing Director, Regional Head of Trade and Receivables Finance (Middle East & North Africa); Global Head of Business Management, Trade and Receivables Finance; and Senior Manager, Group Strategy and Planning.

Prior to that, Mr. Ayirebi worked for three years as Head, Trade Sales and Client Management, at SABB, HSBC’s affiliate in Saudi Arabia. He was also Vice President, Decision Analytics, at HSBC Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and Vice President, Trade Services, at HSBC India.

Mr. Ayirebi started his career as Manager, Credit MIS and Reporting, at Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana.

He holds a Master of Science in financial engineering and quantitative analysis from the University of Reading, U.K., a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and another Bachelor of Science in financial services and Associateship from the University of Manchester and the Institute of Financial Services.

Mr. Ayirebi takes over the position last held by Amr Kamel until his appointment as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Banking, in September 2016.


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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is the foremost pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors. Its two basic constitutive documents are the Establishment Agreement, which gives it the status of an international organization, and the Charter, which governs its corporate structure and operations. Since 1994, it has approved more than $51 billion in credit facilities for African businesses, including about $10.3 billion in 2016. Afreximbank had total assets of $11.7 billion as at 31 December 2016 and is rated BBB+ (GCR), Baa1 (Moody’s), and BBB- (Fitch). The Bank is headquartered in Cairo. For more information, visit: