Jules Samain joined GuarantCo in 2013 as Regional Director West & North Africa, managing origination and execution of transactions in the region. In June 2020, Jules became Managing Director of […]
Jules Samain joined GuarantCo in 2013 as Regional Director West & North Africa, managing origination and execution of transactions in the region. In June 2020, Jules became Managing Director of Africa and is based in London.
Prior to joining GuarantCo, Jules was the Managing Director of Ecobank Capital for Central African Countries where he led major financings in the Oil & Gas, Power, Agriculture, Real Estate and Telecommunication sectors. Subsequently, he led the corporate banking business of leading regional lender BGFI Bank in Cameroon. Jules started his career with a Microfinance Institution in Cameroon before joining Ecobank Cameroon in 2004 to help the bank develop its corporate bank activities.
Jules holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Yaounde (Cameroon) and a MBA from Cass Business School (City University of London).
GuarantCo mobilises private sector local currency investment for infrastructure projects and supports the development of financial markets in lower income countries across Africa and Asia. GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden, through the PIDG Trust, the Netherlands, through FMO and the PIDG Trust, and France through a stand-by facility. GuarantCo is rated AA- by Fitch and A1 by Moody’s. GuarantCo’s activities are managed by GuarantCo Management Company which is part of Cardano Development.