CDC: Imoni Akpofure

Published: February 24, 2015

UK development finance institution names new regional director for Africa.

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed Imoni Akpofure as its second regional director for Africa after the hiring of Suleiman Kiggundu last year.

Akpofure has 25 years of finance and sustainability experience in developed and developing markets, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She joins CDC from the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, where she spent 18 years, most recently as director for Western Europe.

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Akpofure will work with CDC’s investment teams in London to support growing companies in Anglophone and Francophone West Africa, where the firm has 208 investments, as well as Lusophone Africa.