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Delegate Profile

Mrs Melanie Lawrence
Senior Manager
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Industry / Sector
Financial Services
Personal Profile
Melanie has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in corporate and investment banking, developmental finance, export credit and project finance, specialised finance, as well as fund mobilisation, covering a broad base of clients and customer segments, across global jurisdictions. She has proven experience in deal origination structuring and execution. She leads cross-functional deal teams to structure and execute complex project and export finance solutions, with particulate expertise within the African Sovereign and private sector, working with an extensive African and Global investor network. She is responsible for the deployment of the Afreximbank Guarantee Programme (AFGAP), the Afreximbank Repack Programme, as well as leading their Country Export Programme, which is a comprehensive programme to assist member countries to develop and enhance their trade and export credit related activities.
Company Profile
Afreximbank is a multilateral development financial institution with 51 African countries as its participating member states. Our strategy is focused on the promotion and financing of intra-African trade, facilitating industrialization and export development, and ensuring access to trade finance across the African continent. The Bank is head-quartered in Cairo, Egypt and also have physical presence in Cote d’Ivoire (Abidjan), covering Francophone Africa, in Nigeria (Abuja) covering Anglophone West Africa, Zimbabwe (Harare) covering Southern Africa, Uganda (Kampala) covering East Africa and most recently opened an Office in Cameroon (Yaounde) covering Central Africa. Afreximbank enjoys preferred creditor treatment within our participating states.