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Rene Awambeng

Founder and MD – Premier Invest

Mr. Awambeng joined the African Export-Import Bank in December 2016 as Director & Global Head, Client Relations. He is an experienced international banker, with a successful track record of over twenty five years in managing people, teams, projects and banking institutions and initiatives.

He is a specialist in structured trade, corporate, commercial and investment banking. In addition he is experienced in origination (client relationships, sales, marketing, customer service experience) Product management, cross border trade flows, tradefinance, credit risk management, compliance, treasury, project finance, as well as general banking management across Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Mr. Awambeng is the Founder and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Awambeng Renal Care Foundation a non -for profit charity providing medical support to patients with critical kidney disease.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the African Sepsis Alliance and the Board of the Africa Energy Chamber, as well as President SME Trade & Business Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club.

Mr. Awambeng has established an extensive network of key relationships across both the public and private sector across Africa, Europe, UAE, UK and Russia. He has also developed strategic institutional partnerships over the course of his career. Rene is a regular adviser on current trends in Banking, Commodity Trade Finance, Regional business, Intra-African Trade and Infrastructure Development. He is a regularly called upon to speak at international banking conferences and seminars.

Mr. Awambeng holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and an MBA from University of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham, UK. He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), London, UK.