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Afreximbank appoints new Director of Syndications and Agency

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Mr. Constantin von Moltke as Director of Syndications and Agency. Prior to this appointment, Mr. von Moltke had been serving as the Head of Syndicated Loans at Afreximbank, having joined in 2016. He has more than 20 years’ experience in structured finance, including over 15 years focused on syndicated lending.

Mr. von Moltke’s experience spans commercial banks and development finance institutions in the loan markets in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He was the Head of Loan Syndication and Co-Financing in the Private Sector Department for four years at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and prior to his AfDB experience, he was Global Head of the Project and Commodity Finance Loan Syndication team at UniCredit Group from 2002 to 2012. Mr. von Moltke also served as Manager in the European Energy and Utilities project and acquisition finance team at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein from 1996 to 2001.

In these roles, Mr. von Moltke has been responsible for advising, arranging and syndicating project acquisition financings and structured commodity financings in the energy, infrastructure, natural resources and industries sectors. He started his career at the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) in Geneva having graduated from Fribourg University, Switzerland with a Master’s degree in economics and political science.

About Afreximbank: The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is a Pan-African multilateral financial institution with the mandate of financing and promoting intra-and extra-African trade. Afreximbank was established in October 1993 and owned by African governments, the African Development Bank and other African multilateral financial institutions as well as African and non-African public and private investors. The Bank was established under two constitutive documents, an Agreement signed by member states, which confers on the Bank the status of an international organization, and a Charter signed by all Shareholders, which governs its corporate structure and operations. Afreximbank deploys innovative structures to deliver financing solutions that are supporting the transformation of the structure of Africa’s trade, accelerating industrialization and intra-regional trade, thereby sustaining economic expansion in Africa. At the end of 2019, the Bank’s total assets and guarantees stood at USD$15.5 billion and its shareholders funds amounted to US$2.8 billion. Voted “African Bank of the Year” in 2019, the Bank disbursed more than US$31billion between 2016 and 2019. Afreximbank has ratings assigned by GCR (international scale) (A-), Moody’s (Baa1) and Fitch (BBB-). The Bank is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende