Pan-African housing financier Shelter Afrique has named Thierno-Habib Hann as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD)
Mr. Hann joins Shelter Afrique from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he served as the Asia/Pacific Lead for housing finance in Bangkok, Thailand.
Hann takes over from Kingsley Muwowo, who was serving in an acting capacity following the change in management last year.
“Housing is critical to the development of any nation, and Shelter-Afrique’s mandate is both unique and important, particularly as many African countries face a significant turning point in their housing agenda. We want to be part of this turning point,” Hann said.
“It is an honor to lead this team, and together, we will work towards harnessing national resources to improve local populations’ living conditions and to achieve Shelter Afrique’s mandate,” he added.
Hann has immense international experience in housing finance, capital markets/investment banking and structured finance spanning over 20 years.
His career journey began at the consulting firm Arthur Andersen, LLC as a Senior Consultant in Financial Services and Capital Markets in New York City, he also worked at JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs as Manager and Vice President.
Mr. Hann will be tasked with strengthening governance, driving investment strategy as well as delivering large-scale affordable housing.
He holds an MBA in Finance & Investments from the Zicklin School of Business, Bernard Baruch, City University of New York; a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance (M.S.T.C.F) and a bachelor’s degree in Management and Applied Economics (GEA) from Paris IX Dauphine University.
A native of Guinea (Conakry), Habib is the co-founder of “AngelAfrica”, a Pan-African thinktank formed to achieve economic prosperity on the continent by building and fostering innovative technological ideas, investors and business partnerships.