BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FUND ESATF
Mr. Admassu Tadesse, Chairman, is the President and Chief Executive of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB). Prior to his appointment as President of TDB Bank in 2011, Mr. Tadesse served for 10 years with Development Bank of South Africa as EVP responsible for international finance and corporate strategy. He has also served in various capacities in international institutions and funds, mainly in Johannesburg and New York. He has served and continues to serve on several boards of directors, and is a member of the Institute of Bankers and Institute of Directors, South Africa. Mr. Tadesse holds an MSc from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Wits Business School, and trained at Harvard and INSEAD Business School in banking, private equity and executive leadership.
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Mr. Stefan Pinter is a Founding Partner, CEO and CIO of GML Capital LLP. Having joined GML in 1990 as a Principal, Mr. Pinter has overall responsibility for GML’s investment management and advisory activities. Mr. Pinter began his career at Kidder Peabody in New York (international corporate finance) and then with Kidder Peabody in London (international capital markets). He holds a B.A. in Economics cum laude from Harvard University.

Mr. Gerard Pascal Bussier is the Deputy Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Government of Mauritius. Mr. Bussier is a Certified Chartered Accountant (UK) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (USA). He also holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Mauritius with specialisation in fnance. 


Mr. Veenay Rambarassah is Director of Investment at the National Pensions Fund of Mauritius, managing the portfolio of all the funds falling under the National Pension Scheme. Prior to his service at the National Pensions Fund of Mauritius, Mr. Veenay was a Project Finance Manager for Ebene Cybercity Project in Mauritius. He holds a MSc in Finance and Investment and ACCA designation and has over 20 years of experience, primarily in the finance and accounting field.


Mr. Mohamed Kalif serves as Director at TDB. He is also the Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion at the African Development Bank (AfDB), which covers commercial banks, insurance, leasing, regional development financial institutions, equity investments, and financial inclusion, including digital payment system throughout the African continent. Before joining the Financial Sector Development of the AfDB in 2010, Mohamed was the Chief Commercial Risk Officer of AfDB for seven years. Prior to joining the AfDB, Mr. Kalif was Head of Project and Construction Finance for a commercial bank in Dubai where he was responsible for the development of the bank's project finance activities throughout the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Oman and India. He also served as a credit manager for one of the largest banks in Saudi Arabia for four years. Mr. Kalif has accumulated twenty-eight years of banking experience and corporate governance, including risk management, corporate banking and project finance lending in commercial banks, development financial sector, equity investment analysis, and evaluation and digital financial services environment.