The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), headquartered in Cairo, is a trade finance-focused development bank established in October 1993 as a multilateral trade development institution to finance and promote trade among African countries and between the continent and the rest of the world. Under the terms of its Establishment Charter, and as a supranational institution, the Bank is conferred with special privileges and exemptions in its Member States and enjoys preferred creditor status in its countries of operation.
As a profit-oriented multilateral institution with a mixed public-private shareholder base, it focuses on private and public sector loans, guarantees and advisory services. Its four-tier shareholder base consists of: Class “A”, constituted of African states, African central banks and African public institutions; Class “B”, made up of African financial institutions and African private investors; Class “C”, with shares held by non-African investors, mostly international banks and export credit agencies; and Class “D”, under which shares can be held by any investor.
Afreximbank offers a range of financing programmes, solutions and advisory services to support the expansion, diversification, promotion and development of intra- and extra-African trade and trade development projects. These cover:
To be the Trade Finance Bank for Africa.
To stimulate a consistent expansion, diversification and development of African trade, while operating as a first class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters.
At Afreximbank, our shared purpose is “to stimulate a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade; and in doing so, to operate as a first class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters” and our shared vision is to consolidate the Bank’s position as “The Trade Finance Bank For Africa”.
“As a Bank our commitment is to offer you the opportunity to contribute to Africa’s growth and development through open competitive recruitment, recognition and performance support, personal development through continuous learning opportunities, competitive pay and benefits and family health and education support. In return the Bank values the unique skills, capabilities, experiences and commitment you bring to the Bank and hope that you in turn feel empowered, challenged, enthused and energized towards ensuring that Afeximbank is “The Trade Finance Bank” for Africa.”
Dr. Benedict Oramah
President and Chairman of the Board
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We Build Afreximbank through Development
Afreximbank is committed to ensuring that you are supported in developing your talents in a mutually satisfactory manner, by providing the resources, tools and skills to enable you to become a productive staff member.
We provide opportunities for the development and advancement of our people. We provide exciting job assignments where they can learn new skills that will last them a lifetime. We offer opportunities where they can challenge themselves by setting the bar higher every time, while providing support to achieve things that may seem to be impossible.
We value and care for our employees. We put a high emphasis on reward. We treat each other with respect and dignity and expect everyone to promote a sense of personal responsibility. We are guided by that to ensure that our actions make a real difference on the continent.
We want our people to feel good. We are committed to providing a safe and pleasant work environment, as we aim to provide for employee well-being throughout our business.
Prof. Benedict Oramah holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics obtained in 1991 and has been decorated as a Professor of International Trade and Finance by Adeleke University, one of Nigeria’s foremost private universities in 2018. Prof. Oramah worked as the Assistant Manager, Research, for the Nigerian Export-Import Bank from 1992 to 1994 before joining the African Export-Import Bank as Chief Analyst in 1994, rising to the position of Senior Director, Planning and Business Development Department, in 2007. He was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the Bank in October 2008, a position he held until his appointment as President in June 2015 during the 22nd Annual General meeting in Lusaka, Zambia and he was inaugurated in September 2015.
Prof. Oramah has written over 30 articles on a range of African economic and trade related matters, many of which have been published in leading international journals.
Ms. Kanayo Awani
Ms. Kanayo Awani holds a BSc degree in Estate Management from the University of Nigeria and a Master of Public Administration degree in Public Policy & Management, majoring in International Trade and Finance, from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Mrs Awani worked for Citigroup Nigeria for the 17 years in various functions, including Structured Trade Finance and Relationship Management. Her last position before she left Citigroup to join the African Export-Import Bank was the Head of Industrial and Commercial Corporates in Nigeria. Prior to Citigroup, she worked as Collateral Officer for the Nigerian Agricultural & Cooperative Bank Ltd for one year.
She joined the Bank in April 2009 to head the newly created Trade Finance and Branches department, in June 2016 she was appointed as Managing Director of the Intra-African Trade Initiative and in June 2022, she was appointed as Executive Vice-President, Intra-African Trade Bank.
Mr. Stephen T Kauma holds a BA degree in Political Science from University of Makerere, Uganda; an MBA from the Makerere University Business School, Uganda and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Uganda Management Institute, Kampala. On graduation in July 1995, Mr Kauma joined Alliance Air, a regional subsidiary of South African Airways in Kampala for five years in the Finance & Administration Department before he joined KPMG East Africa, based in Kampala, as a Business Advisor in the Business Advisory Services Department in 2000. In 2003, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Uganda as a HR Advisor, rising to the position of Manager, Human Resource Services in 2006. In March 2007, he joined Lafarge Cement, the largest building materials company in the world, as Human Resource and Administration Manager for Uganda. Mr Kauma joined the African Export-Import Bank in November 2008 as a Human Resource Officer and became Director (Human Resources) in February 2015.
The mandate of the Bank is to provide liquidity for trade and project related finance and related activities across the continent, in order to facilitate the quantitative and qualitative growth of trade on the continent.
The Bank is set up in such a way that your job will be related to its origination and business development activities across the African continent (Trade Finance, Syndications, Project Finance, Export Development Programs, Corporate Finance and Advisory Services) or support activities to ensure efficiency and precision in the delivery of the Bank’s mandate (Credit, Legal Services, Compliance, Banking Operations, Board Secretariat, Risk Management, Administration, Internal Audit and Human Resources.)
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