Simplice Chigbo

Manager, West Africa

Simplice Chigbo works with ISF in West Africa, focused on mobilizing investment into agri-businesses. With a diverse skill set encompassing project management, corporate finance, and risk management, Simplice brings a holistic approach to his work. He is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in agricultural finance and sustainable development, focusing on West Africa.

Beginning his career in banking, Simplice quickly transitioned to the nonprofit sector, driven by a passion for sustainable agriculture. At TechnoServe-Cote d’Ivoire, Simplice structured and implemented innovative financing projects for cocoa cooperatives and smallholder farmers. Simplice has experience in social and impact lending having worked for Root Capital and Oikocredit in the agri financing sector, where he successfully implemented trade finance models tailored to cocoa cooperatives and facilitated debt restructuring for cashew processors.

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