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Zakaria BELLOT

ASSOCIATE INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

Casablanca

Zakaria joined Southbridge as an Associate Investment Director in November 2023. He is actively involved in fundraising, deals pipeline sourcing, portfolio management, set up and structuring of investment vehicles.



    Experience

    Zakaria joined Southbridge as an Associate Investment Director in November 2023. He is actively involved in fundraising, deals pipeline sourcing, portfolio management, set up and structuring of investment vehicles. Driven by a strong motivation to create positive impact in Africa, his endeavors also extend to networking with DFIs and promoting climate finance.

    Zakaria holds a Masters of Art’s degree in banking and finance from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. He is also an associate of the institute of Canadian Bankers.

    Before joining the Southbridge team, Zakaria worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He also worked for the Islamic Development Bank as well as the African Development Bank.

    Zakaria is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

    Education

    • MA in Banking and Finance
      Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
    • Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers
    • BA (Hons) in Business Administration
      Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

    Expertise

    • Due Dilligence
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Fundraising
    • Portfolio Management