Afreximbank appoints new Director of Banking Operations

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Kwabena Ayirebi, as Banking Operations Director.

Ayirebi, a Ghanaian national, joins the Bank from the HSBC, MENA, where he served variously as Senior Executive, Global Banking and Commercial Banking; Managing Director, Regional Head of Trade and Receivables Finance; Global Head of Business Management, Trade and Receivables Finance; and Senior Manager, Group Strategy and Planning.

Prior to that, Ayirebi worked as Head, Trade Sales and Client Management, at SAAB, Saudi Arabia. He was also Vice President, Decision Analytics, at HSBC Asia Pacific for three years and Vice President, Trade Services, for two years.

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 K.N. University of Science and Technology and another Bachelor of Science in financial services and an Associateship from the University of Manchester’s 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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