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Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative
African Development Bank, All Africa
Cédric Mbeng Mezui is Chief African Bond Markets and leads the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) www.africanbondmarkets.org at the African Development Bank. Since 2008, he has carried out field missions to finance projects (public and private) and the implementation of financial sector reforms in more than 40 countries in Africa and for more than $ 4 billion in total loans. In 2016, he led a transaction on “Partial Credit Guarantee on a Swap” which was awarded the “Deal of the Year” by African Banker. He has contributed to the creation / promotion of financial instruments and institutions such as: Africa50, ETF, project bonds, diaspora bonds, etc. He is also the author of more than twenty articles and three books of which “Financer l’Afrique – densifier les systèmes financiers locaux” published in April 2017 (Paris). He contributed to the drafting of the “G20 Compact with Africa” in 2017.
Cédric Mbeng, a Gabonese citizen, holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Engineering from Toulouse Business School and a Master’s in Money & Finance from the University of Lyon Lumière (France).
He received in 2017, two important distinctions, as a “Driver of African Growth” – African Business Magazine and a “Financier de l’Année” (Financier of the Year) – Financial Afrik.