Nana Spio Garbrah

Principal Partnerships Officer, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Nana Spio-Garbah is the relationship manager for African Development Bank Group (AfDB) shareholders including Korea and manages partnerships between the Bank and philanthropic organizations, foundations and high-net worth individuals. She currently manages the USD 80 million KOAFEC Trust Fund with an active portfolio of over 80 activities, as well as a USD 600 million co-financing facility. Prior to joining the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department, she was a Senior Financial Analyst within the Treasury Department’s Financial Technical Services Division responsible for following African bond markets and developing and marketing the Bank’s menu of sovereign and non-sovereign financial products. In that role, she also successfully structured a number of large scale private sector infrastructure deals. She is also the co-author of the December 2013 economic brief: “Diaspora Bonds: Some Lessons for African Countries”.

Prior to joining the AfDB Group, she worked for Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the Public Sector practice where her principal clients were the U.S. Treasury and U.S. Justice Departments. She began her career as a Financial Analyst at IBM Consulting. Ms. Spio-Garbrah holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Development from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and a B.Sc. in International Economics from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.