Port Louis (Mauritius) - 14th December, 2022
The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to announce today the appointment of Mr Junaid Belo-Osagie as chairman of the AHP Financial Advisory Group. His appointment will add his considerable financial expertise and contacts to the AHP and its members.
Mr. Belo-Osagie is an Executive Director of the Investment Banking Division at Mizuho, with a specific interest in clean energy investments in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is also the Head of Business Management, Global Investment Banking, Mizuho International, based in London, United Kingdom. Mr. Belo-Osagie started out his career in the Energy sector before making a move into Banking in 2008. After a distinguished career at Citigroup, where he worked in FX, Global Transaction Services and Strategic Risk Management he joined Mizuho in 2014.
As one of few senior Africans in a Japanese organisation, Mr. Belo-Osagie is passionate about connecting the dots between Japanese capital and African growth stories.
In his current role at Mizuho which covers Debt Capital Markets, Primary Equity and Advisory, he is pivotal to the strategic and operational direction of the investment banking business which undertakes high profile multi-billion dollar debt, equity and advisory transactions across the region.
Mr. Belo-Osagie is an Electronics Engineer, with a Masters Degree in Information Engineering from the Robert Gordon University, Scotland.
Mr. Junaid Belo-Osagie said,
“It is an honour to be a part of what I regard to be Africa’s foremost umbrella in the hydrogen space. I am persuaded that Africa can leapfrog the fossil fuel dependent regions of the world through low-carbon industrialisation. To this end, I am happy to play a role in mobilising much needed capital into African clean hydrogen projects.”
AHP Chairman, Dr Innocent Uwuijaren said,
“We are delighted that Junaid has agreed to become Chairman of our Financial Advisory Group. Securing high quality capital investment is critical to the development of green hydrogen projects in Africa and his expertise and advice will be of huge value to our members, given Japan’s role as a major hydrogen off-taker.”
AHP University Board Member, Prof. Bamidele Adebisi said,
“It is great to have Junaid on board. Mizuho is an existing AHP member and having his financial and business expertise will help us enormously. One of the strengths of the AHP is its ability to bring together not just industry, but also finance and academia.”
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