Thierno-Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa

International Finance Corporation

Biography

Thierno Habib Hann (Habib) is the Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, at IFC, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Habib has an extensive background in housing finance, structured finance, financial institutions, and in the World Bank’s work on the legal and regulatory environment for private sector investment. Habib spent eleven years working in New York, leading and participating in Investment Banking teams issuing Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS), Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs), Credit Derivatives (CDS), and CDOs at J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, as a Vice-President. He started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Consultant in financial services and derivatives products.  At the World Bank Group, Habib served as Country Lead for the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice based in Guinea, advising public authorities on strategic sectors of the economy with the objective of improving the competitiveness and investment climate.

Habib is a native of Guinea.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Paris-IX-Dauphine in France, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting and holds an MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of Business at the City University of New York, focusing on investments. He is a member of the NYSSA (New York Society of Securities Analysts), the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also passed the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) Series 7 and 63 trading licenses in New York. Habib is the Co-founder of AngelAfrica. He is a native French speaker; and enjoys music, sports and cultural discovery travel.