Omer has over 2 decades of banking experience in the North American, Asian & Middle Eastern markets with a primary focus towards Global Market Sales and Structuring.

mer has over 2 decades of banking experience in the North American, Asian & Middle Eastern markets with a primary focus towards Global Market Sales and Structuring.

With an extensive background in coverage of Local Markets Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC) businesses with Global Multinationals, Local Corporates and Financial Institutions, Omer has the ability to communicate and work effectively across different cultures and boundaries to deliver results. He has been responsible for delivering on revenue budgets and executing first line of defence towards a strong risk and control environment.

Omer started his banking career in Pakistan and then from 2003 to 2007 he worked with Credit Suisse and Barclays in New York with a primary focus towards FI Derivative Structuring and Structured Repos. Following this, from 2007 to 2021, Omer worked in various roles, at Deutsche Bank in Singapore, London and Dubai, covering Financial Institutions, Supras and Global MNC Corporates for their Emerging Market requirements. Key products included FX, Rate Derivatives and Local Market Financing which covered Episodic as well as Flow Risk Management Solutions behind Asset Swaps, Strategic Investments, DCM – Project Financing, Cross Border Trades and Payment Flows.

Omer holds an MS in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and an MS in Finance from Imperial College Business School, London UK. Omer also served on the Imperial College Business School, Alumni Advisory Board (2016 – 2018). He holds a Flying PPL License.

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Francisco has 10 years of experience covering international commercial flows, treasury and portfolio management.

Previously he was heading business development for Gemcorp Group, developing targeted business relationships with sovereigns, state-owned companies, financial institutions and corporates across sub-Saharan Africa.

Formerly, he managed activities focused on developing trade finance credit, treasury and proprietary investment portfolios for Banco Atlantico (Portugal).

Francisco holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lisbon, a master’s degree in Marketing from the ISCTE Business School and post-graduate specialisation in Investments and Financial Markets from the Portuguese School of Bank Management.

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Jose has more than 20 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services with extensive experience in several countries in West Africa and Portugal

He started his career in the Big4 environment (PwC) as an auditor for about 7 years. He then joined the Central Bank of Cape Verde as Head of Internal Audit, setting up the department from inception. He was also advisor to the Board of Directors for 3 years. With extensive experience in financial services and control functions, Jose led the opening of Banco Espírito Santo, S.A. (SFE) in 2006 and the opening of Banco Espírito Santo de Cabo Verde (later Banco Internacional de Cabo Verde) in 2010, as Head of Finance in both entities.

Since 2013, Jose is an alternate member of the Board of Directors’ and in 2018 he became an executive director as well as a permanent member on the ExCom and Board of Directors.

Jose has a degree in management form ISCTE (Lisbon) and belongs to the Cape Verdian Fellowship of Auditors and Accountants.

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