Christopher J. Onajin

Senior Advisor, Loans and Guarantees

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

Biography

Christopher joined Sida in 2012 where he has been driving the Swedish Government’s efforts to support mobilization of private capital for development in Sub-Sahara Africa – primarily through providing credit guarantees to local/ regional banks and other financial institutions. Based in Nairobi during 2014-2015 he has been working on transactions in a number of frontier markets such as Congo DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Before joining Sida, he worked as an Investment Manager, a Non-Executive Board Member for Swedish State Owned Corporations (SOEs) and a Project Manager for Privatizations of SOEs within the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, Christopher was a Budget Specialist at the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington D.C. Christopher also worked for PwC Audit and Business Advisory Services, as well as provided strategy and organizational advice,  to public and private sector clients, as a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Nordics.