Speaker Bio

Dr Evans Osano

Evans is Director, Capital Markets at Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa, where he leads capital markets development initiatives across Africa. He also sits on the board and investment committee of the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCBF) and chairs the donor committee of Frontclear’s Technical Assistance Facility.


Prior to joining FSD Africa, he worked with the IFC/World Bank as Head, Efficient Securities Markets Institutional Development (ESMID) Africa. Before joining the World Bank Group, he was Chief Investment Officer/Head of Investments at AIG Global Investment Group where he headed the investment team that built and was responsible for US$1 billion assets, including a pan-African total return fund that was a pioneer investor in debt and equity markets across Africa.  At AIG he was instrumental in developing investment process capabilities in equities, fixed income and alternatives.  


Evans holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town.