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Hamet Aguemon

PARTNER

Abidjan

Hamet is an accomplished professional with fifteen years experience in the financial sector. He is specialized in Debt, Credit and Restructuring in Sub-Saharan Africa.



Experience

Hamet started his career in 2003 at Koch & Supply Trading in London. He then worked in the risk management department at EDF Trading, and later in physical and derivatives commodity trading.

In 2008, Hamet joined Goldman Sachs in the emerging market desk, Securities division in London. Hamet has extensive experience working with most governments and financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whilst at Goldman Sachs, he was involved in deals such as the Ghana Ministry of Finance oil hedging program, and other risk management and debt restructuring mandates.

From March 2012 to February 2014, held the position of Director at VTB Capital, and started their expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa. He led and closed several financing deals in the region.

In February 2014, Hamet founded Emerging Africa Investment Partners to support booming sectors in Sub-Sahara Africa.

In August 2015, he joined the office of Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in Benin to lead the cabinet financing effort and foster partnerships with the private sector.

Following the election in April 2016, Hamet left the public office to start Khulatech, a technology startup with the objective of digitalizing the regional economies through innovative and disruptive contents. Hamet is currently on the board of the African School of Economics, and Bullion Holdings.

Hamet is fluent in French, English, Fon and Yoruba.

Education

  • Master, Finance
    Ecole Supérieure de Gestion Paris
  • MBA
    The Wharton School

Expertise

  • Debt, Credit & Restructuring
  • Agriculture supply chain
  • Blockchain technology

 

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