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Celestin Gakuba

Fund Advisor - Ivory Coast Based


Celestin Gakuba

Fund Advisor
Ivory Coast

Location: Based in Ivory Coast.

Celestin has over 16 years of experience in Business Development Management out of which 12 years in Structured Trade Commodity Finance focusing on the Sub-Saharan African markets.

He started his banking career in 1999 in London with Standard Chartered Bank. He then joined Eastern and Southern Trade and Development Bank in Nairobi-Kenya (widely known as PTA Bank) where he was a Trade Finance manager, here involved in origination and structuring of some of the largest and lucrative Trade Finance deals for the bank.

In 2008 Celestin moved to Dubai. Celestin is a graduate of Business Administration from Damelin College in South Africa and Holds a Master’s degree (MA) in Business Law from University of Portsmouth, in the United Kingdom.

Employed by Riparian Commodities (Pty) Ltd., Advisors to Barak Fund Management

Investment Team