11 Sep Ahmed Attout
Ahmed Attout (AA) is a Chief Capital Markets Officer at the Financial Sector Departments of the African Development Bank (“AfDB”) based in the AfDB Regional Office in Pretoria – South
Africa. AA has been working with the AfDB since 2010 with more than 20 years of professional experience in MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa. He has extensive experience in conventional and innovative financing transactions to private and public sector clients through multilateral development banks and multinational commercial financial institutions. AA is leading, structuring and developing different type of transactions and projects with a background in infrastructure finance, financial sector development, and corporate finance. In particular, AA is leading projects and interventions to deepen African Capital Markets through structured operations to mortgage finance companies, banks, and state owned enterprises. AA is spearheading the AfDB endeavors in promoting access to long-term mortgages, affordable housing finance schemes, and the widening of insurance and leasing sectors in Africa. Prior joining the AfDB, he was a corporate finance officer at Sociéte General Bank (Egypt) – Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (Sudan) – and Banque Audi (Lebanon). Ahmed holds an MSc in Management of Internal Development from the University of Turin – Italy.