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Our Team

ADFI is managed on a day-to-day basis by a coordination unit housed and managed by the African Development Bank
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Sheila Okiro

ADFI Coordinator

Sheila is a financial services professional with 20 years of experience in the African financial sector. Her areas of expertise include digital financial services, transactional banking, SME banking and corporate banking. Key aspects of her roles in financial services include strategy formulation, business development, portfolio management, risk management, eChannel development and optimisation, client and stakeholder relationship management, project management and capacity building.

Sheila has worked with several reputable banks in Kenya including Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank and Commercial Bank of Africa. In this time, she held key roles as a Senior Corporate Banking Manager and Head of EChannels. Sheila has also worked in the digital financial services sector, helping to build capacity and knowledge in digital financial services amongst banks, fintechs and regulators.

Sheila holds an executive MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce from Strathmore Business School in Kenya.

Sheila Okiro

ADFI Coordinator
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Mohamed Agrebi

ADFI Administrator

Mohamed manages the administrative and financial operations for ADFI. He has extensive knowledge and experience with the African Development Bank’s procedures and guidelines pertaining to procurement, financial control, and financial management, amongst other corporate areas. Mohamed has been managing procurement and operations at the Bank since 2010.

Mohamed holds a master’s degree in Finance from ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) in Tunis, Tunisia.

Mohamed Agrebi

ADFI Administrator
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Khalila Salim

ADFI Digital Financial Services Specialist

Khalila is the Digital Financial Services Specialist for ADFI. Khalila brings with her over 15 years of experience in the digital financial services sector in Africa. Previously, she served as the Director for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships with Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, where she worked on strengthening market linkages for agriculture across East Africa, PAYGO solutions for education in Uganda and DFS services for small and micro retail traders in Kenya. Khalila also worked on social and economic inclusion innovations across multiple organizations - Praekelt Foundation, Plan International and other cross sector partners on consulting assignments.

Khalila holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the United States University in Kenya, and a BSc in Information Sciences from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.

Khalila Salim

ADFI Digital Financial Services Specialist
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Jamelino Akogbeto

ADFI Digital Financial Services Specialist

Jamelino is a Digital Financial Services Specialist with over 17 years of experience in the telecom, finance and business consulting sectors. Prior to joining ADFI, Jamelino served as a Digital Financial Services Expert with the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Benin where he helped lead the expansion of the country’s digital ecosystem. As an Orange Money project manager in Mali, he successfully led the development and launch of Flooz mobile money and served as the Head of mobile financial services for the Etisalat mobile money solution in Benin. 

Jamelino holds an MBA from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

Jamelino Akogbeto

ADFI Digital Financial Services Specialist

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