Szabi Baranyi 2021 Speaker

Senior Investment Officer

SunFunder

Biography

Szabi has 13 years’ experience in investment and corporate finance roles in emerging markets. He is currently Senior Investment Officer at SunFunder, a leading Nairobi-based funder providing innovative debt financing for solar enterprises active in emerging and frontier markets. He focuses on C&I and mini-grid sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa.

He was previously Head of Corporate Finance at Rensource, a decentralised energy infrastructure company in Nigeria backed by global investors. Prior to this, Szabi worked to launch an impact equity fund with a mandate to mainstream impact investing with a focus on tech-enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. He worked in the LatAm investment team at Rioforte, a private equity investment company with EUR 3bn AUM. He started his career at HSBC working on debt transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa, including on utility-scale energy projects.

Szabi lived in 9 countries on 4 continents and speaks 4 languages. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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