Board Chairman

Nick Barigye

Nick is currently a Managing Partner at Karisimbi Business Partners, a management consulting firm based in Rwanda. He brings extensive strategic, operating and general management experience. In addition, Nick is an advisory board member to the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative and ADC (Rwanda’s premier handbag manufacturing factory that supplies exclusively to Kate Spade & Company). He also serves on the Board of Directors of Green Hills Academy, Chairing the Finance and Investments committee. In the past, he served as CEO of the largest soy processor in Rwanda, Group Operations...

Board Member

Albert Kinuma

Albert is currently the African Partnerships Lead at Segovia, a Fintech company based out of New York focusing on payments and international remittances. He was previously at the IFC (World Bank group) where he was a Digital Financial Services specialist supporting financial institutions with their mobile money operations. Albert served at VISA Inc as the senior director, emerging digital markets in charge of MVISA the first interoperable branchless banking mobile solution in the world. He also served at MTN where he held various managerial positions with the last one being General...

Board Member

Bernd Zattler

Bernd Zattler joined the AB Bank Board of Directors in September 2018. Mr. Zattler is Chief Executive Officer of AccessHolding. He also serves as a member and chairman of some of the holding’s investees. In 1994, Mr. Zattler established the consulting firm LFS Advisory GmbH (former name LFS Financial Systems), the founding shareholder of AccessHolding. His prior professional experience includes work for a multinational firm and in other institutions engaged in development finance. Mr. Zattler holds a PhD in Economics and is fluent in German, English, French and...

Board Member

Christian B. Ramm

Christian joined the AB Bank Board as an Independent Director in September 2018. He is currently Investment Director at the Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI), a Public-private partnership investing in microfinance institutions in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining NMI, Christian served as Finance Manager at the impact investor Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and Acting Country Director & Finance Manager for the NGO Norwegian People’s Aid in Angola. He has also worked as Finance Manager & Nordic Analyst for Canal Digital (a leading TV distributor owned by international telecom group...

Board Member

Markus Baer

Markus Baer has been a board member since January 2016. Before joining the Board, Markus was a Principal Project Manager at KfW (based in Frankfurt) from 2011 to 2015, managing equity investments in the field of micro finance, micro insurance, micro pensions and other impact sectors, holding several board seats. Before that he had worked over 12 years for Commerzbank’s asset management, investment banking and investor relations divisions. He also coordinated African subsidiaries for a German pharmaceutical company. He is currently serving as the Director of KfW’s office in Kigali. Markus...

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