Mr Jules Samain
Jules Samain has been Regional Director, Francophone Africa at GuarantCo since 2013 when he joined the company. He is responsible for developing GuarantCo’s business in Francophone 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 is the guarantee arm of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), which mobilises private sector investment to assist developing countries in providing infrastructure vital to boosting their economic growth and combating poverty. GuarantCo is a provider of contingent credit solutions aimed at enhancing the availability and role of local currency finance for infrastructure projects and developing local capital markets.