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Senior Manager, Forfaiting at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) – CA Global

CA Global – Our client, the African Export-Import Bank (the “Bank”) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade. The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Manager, Forfaiting (Origination, Structuring and Relationship Management)

Reference: RBF 3502
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • The role is to assist the Bank to achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion of and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in Forfaiting for Africa by establishing and expanding the Bank’s Forfaiting Sub-unit including secondary market trading for Forfaiting in close cooperation with all related departments and units and in line with the Strategy approved by the Board of Directors on Forfaiting.


  • To lead the strategic planning process and the successful implementation of the Forfaiting sub-unit’s strategic plans as approved by the Board of the Bank;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the Forfaiting sub-unit and the successful management of the business and affairs of the sub-unit;
  • Guide and oversee the origination and completion of Forfaiting transactions to foster Intra-African trade and African imports;
  • Guide and oversee the trading of Forfaiting transactions and with the final aim to create a true Forfaiting market for Africa;
  • Ensure the development of a diversified portfolio for Forfaiting;
  • Guide and oversee the implementation of the marketing and business development strategy;
  • Prepare the Annual Business Plan for the Forfaiting sub-unit in close cooperation with Syndications & Agency;
  • Set up and manage sales processes and procedures in sales & marketing of forfaiting products in order to optimize Afreximbank’s market penetration;
  • Provide the Afreximbank staff in originating roles with adequate guidelines and information to further business development and to manage the clients’ relationships;
  • Implement in coordination with all relevant departments and units, the strategic and long term objectives of the Forfaiting sub-unit of the Bank;
  • Assist, whenever required, other departments and units of the Bank to grow the trade finance products offered in the African market;
  • Design schemes and road shows to create awareness and knowledge of the Forfaiting products with regulators, law makers, African banks, financial institutions, partners and clients;
  • Manage and develop staff through appropriate performance planning, coaching and performance reviews; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by senior management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in relevant field. A professional qualification in a relevant area backed up by appropriate Banking experience may be considered in lieu of a post graduate degree;
  • Sound experience of minimum 10 years with a leading financial services organization and relevant experience in senior roles in Forfaiting Companies or other related Financial Institutions;
  • Detailed knowledge of African trade finance market and the continent’s economic and trade landscape;
  • Extensive understanding of Forfaiting techniques and its secondary markets;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to build and manage senior level interactions with a range of external stakeholders up to executive level;
  • Ability to propose innovative solutions to complex problems which have a significant impact on the function or wider business;
  • Possesses the highest personal and professional integrity;
  • Ability to foster a culture of integrity throughout the Forfaiting sub-unit and ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to manage and coordinate specialist teams which can include managers and professional staff;
  • Willingness to support Afreximbank’s mandate to develop the African continent through the provision of financing for trade; and
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the sub-unit and Bank’s objectives.

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
  • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to “Robyn Brown” via:


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