Patrick Gutmann 2022 speaker

Managing Director

MFS Africa


Patrick Gutmann is a Managing Director with MFS Africa and oversees the Group’s UK and European entities and activities, in addition to managing one of the Business Units (BUs) within the Group, which houses a number of the core enterprise-wide functions, including Finance, Treasury & FX Management, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Internal Audit. In addition, Patrick oversees the engagements with a number of key segments, such as Banks, Non-Bank Financial Institutions, (NBFIs) and Governmental & Developmental Organisations (GDOs).

Prior to joining MFS Africa, Patrick Gutmann was the CEO of UBA UK, and prior to that he was Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking at BACB. Prior to these London-based positions, Patrick spent many years based on the African countries with Ecobank and Commercial International Bank (CIB) in Egypt. Patrick began his career with Wells Fargo and then ABN AMRO, with whom he was based in the US, Europe and then several years across Asia.

Patrick Gutmann is a seasoned international executive with a diverse background and experience in managing cross-cultural teams across a variety of geographies, businesses, and functions. Patrick Gutmann holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, and an International Baccalaureate diploma from St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo.


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