Suresh Samuel

Head of Origination and Investment Director



Suresh Samuel is Head of Origination and Investment Director for Lendable, a provider of growth debt for financial technology companies working in emerging and frontier markets globally. Lendable has lent over $150 million to emerging markets fintechs.

Prior to Lendable, Mr. Samuel was Head of Capital Markets for Tala, the leading emerging markets fintech expanding financial services to underserved populations, where he was responsible for global capital markets activities. Prior to Tala, he was Managing Director for Africa at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) where he led business development and execution of investments across sectors including financial services, energy, infrastructure, and healthcare. Mr. Samuel led the establishment of OPIC’s East Africa representative office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. Samuel has executed over $1 billion of transactions in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe and is based in London, England.

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